Outfeed/ Workbench Storage Build


I add some awesome outfeed table storage to my bench!

My shop is an ever growing process. I am always looking for improvement and learning better and better process’s. Efficiency and work flow are both huge for me and my business. I built an outfeed table when i moved in, but never addressed the storage problems with the underneath. Well now that is taken care of with my new outfeed table storage cabinet. Check out the full build video and plan!

If you wanna tackle this project yourself you can purchase a plan here

 


If you would like to attempt this project on your own, here are a links to the tools and the router lifts!


 

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

  1. Job Site Box Drawer Build
  2. Carcass Assembly
  3. Storage Drawer Box Build
  4. Final Assembly

The video is a basic over view for the build with some guidance and step by step. If you’re looking for a full plan, check that out here! Outfeed Table Storage Plan 

Outfeed Plan Cover


Job Site Box Build 

Outfeed Storage Bench - Mill Stock (1 of 1)Outfeed Storage Bench - Mill Stock (1 of 1)-2 Outfeed Storage Bench - Mill Stock (1 of 1)-3

Break down hardwood stock to the various lengths on the cut list.

Outfeed Storage Bench - Cut Drawer Bottom grooves (1 of 1)

Cut the 1/4″ x 1/4″ recess for all drawer bottoms

Outfeed Storage Bench - Pre Drill (1 of 1)

Pre drill holes for drawer assembly

Outfeed Storage Bench - Template Handles (1 of 1) Outfeed Storage Bench - Route Handles (1 of 1)

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 hand held router, clean up all your pulls.

Outfeed Storage Bench - Route Handles (1 of 1)-2Outfeed Storage Bench - Assemble Drawers (1 of 1)

Mock up 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.

Carcass Assembly

Outfeed Storage Bench - Cut Plywood Panels (1 of 1)

Cut your carcass according to the cut list using ½” plywood

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.

Outfeed Storage Bench - Assemble Carcass (1 of 1)

Attach the side walls to the stretchers. I use pin nails  and glue to secure initially, then reinforce with screws.

Outfeed Storage Bench - Attaxh Face Frames (1 of 1)

Cut your face frames based on your carcass. Attach using 23g Brad Nails 

Storage Drawer Box Build

Note the reason I do this part now and not step 2 is because 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.

Outfeed Storage Bench - Pre Deill Storage Bins (1 of 1)

Similar to Part 1 pre drill your fastening holes.

Outfeed Storage Bench -Cut Drawer Face Holes (1 of 1) Outfeed Storage Bench -Cut Drawer Face Holes (1 of 1)

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.

Outfeed Storage Bench - Assemble Storage Bins (1 of 1) Outfeed Storage Bench -Attach Drawer Face (1 of 1)

Mock up your drawer box and measure for your bottom panel. Attach your drawer faces leaving room below to hide the slides

Outfeed Storage Bench -Plug Holes (1 of 1)

Plug all holes with dowels of your choice.

Final Assembly

Outfeed Storage Bench -Final Assemble (1 of 1)

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 finish never hurts. I used a cheap oil based finish I had laying around

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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