In my continuing efforts to optimize the storage space in my basement workshop, I came up with the idea of putting a drawer under the tools I’ve mounted on splayed-leg stands. This setup not only provides a handy drawer, but also a useful shelf without using a bit of extra shop space. The shelf case slips between the splayed legs, sits on the stretchers (or lower on the mobile stand), and locks in place with blocks screwed into the four corners. I used 5⁄8-in. melamine to make my drawer, but any sheet goods would work fine. My only purchase was the full-extension drawer slides. Jim Richey
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In this video, Matt takes some of the lessons learned in episodes 3 & 4 and builds on them to demonstrate the North Bennet Street method for the half-blind, or half-lapped, dovetails on the toolbox drawers.