Under-Bench Tool Cabinet
Practical storage cabinet utilizes the wasted space beneath your benchtop.
Synopsis: All it takes is proper planning and a little effort to create a custom cabinet to fit your bench, your tools, and your work style, and to fit it into that space under your workbench that often becomes a receptacle for stray stuff. This cabinet has a plywood carcase, simple dado joints, and screws, dressed up with a solid face frame in front and a frame-and-panel back.
The shelf below my workbench was always heaped with stray stuff—clamps, power cords, glue, scraps, jigs—things I often needed at the bench but never quite found a home for. It was constantly a mess, and the space above the mound of stuff was wasted, too. Sound familiar? Wouldn’t a storage cabinet under there be just the ticket?
All it takes is proper planning and a little effort to create a custom cabinet to fit your bench, your tools, and…