Perfecting my shop is a seemingly never-ending process. I am always looking to improve upon my existing processes and come up with new and improves ones. Efficiency and workflow are both huge for me and my business, which is why I built an outfeed table when I moved in. However, I never addressed the storage problems underneath the workbench, leaving myself needing to explore my options.
That’s what brought me to make this outfeed table storage cabinet for my workbench. You can check out the full build below or purchase my workbench storage and outfeed table plans for just $10 and get started. Let me know what you think!
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This build has a lot of steps. It can seem intimidating, but it is not as daunting as it may seem. I break it down into 4 easy to follow parts:
The video and breakdown is a basic overview for the build If you’re looking for a full plan, check that out here: Outfeed Table Plans.
Kick-off the project by breaking down hardwood stock to the various lengths on the cut list. Doing this all at once will save you a bit of time down the road. Cut the 1/4″ x 1/4″ recess for all drawer bottoms and pre-drill holes for drawer assembly. Next, trace your pull onto the fronts. Using your bandsaw or jigsaw, roughly cut inside the lines for your recesses. Then, using a templating bit either in a router table, or a handheld router, clean up all your pulls.
Mockup your drawers, then measure the inside of your drawer box. Use this measurement to cut your drawer bottoms. They should be close to the dimensions on the cut list
Using clamps, assemble your drawers with 1 ¼” screws and glue.
Cut your carcass according to the cut list using ½” plywood. Please note: be sure to use specific measurements for this part that go with your specific outfeed table. Double-check the interior measurement of your open space.
Attach the side walls to the stretchers. I used pin nails and glue to secure initially, then reinforced it with screws. Then, cut your face frames based on your carcass and attach using 23g brad nails.
Note that the reason I do this part now and not step 2 is that I use the relative measurements of the interior space of the carcass in order to size everything properly. I personally do not like building things before and then having them wrong when it comes to assembly. You can do this step 2 as well.
Similar to Part 1, pre-drill your fastening holes. Using your drill press, cut a hole at the center of the drawer face. Using a chamfer patterning bit, cut a chamfer on the inside of your drawer face Mock-up your drawer box and measure for your bottom panel. Attach your drawer faces, leaving room below to hide the slides. Then plug all holes with dowels of your choice.
Install your carcass into your outfeed table void. This part will depend on your specific outfeed table storage opening. I use screws and spacers to make sure everything is flush. Mount the center strips for the storage boxes.
Using your method of choice, attach your drawer slides to the inside face of the job site boxes drawers. Give the whole face a final sanding and finish. This step is optional, being it is shop furniture, but a nice finish never hurts. I used a cheap oil-based finish I had laying around
And there you have it -- my storage bench outfeed table plans! For more detailed instructions, check out the full plan!
Check out the original build video for the out feed table and other shop projects!
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