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Full-Storage Workbench Grand Rapids MI

Tired of working on a sheet of plywood thrown over a pair of sawhorses? Had it with rolling benches that wiggle and wobble? Hate running around your shop whenever you need a tool? Boy, do we have the bench for you. Our dream bench starts with traditional workbench features like a thick top, a sturdy base, bench dogs and a pair of vises.

Johnson's Workbench - GR
(616) 245-9545
1038 Burton SW
Grand Rapids, MI

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The Home Depot
(616)447-0100
2727 Alpine Ave NW
Walker, MI
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(616)975-4440
4646 28th Street, SE
Grand Rapids, MI
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Modern Do it Best Hardware
(616) 241-2655
1500 Kalamazoo S E
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Rylee's Ace Hardware,Inc
(616) 451-0724
1234 Michigan St NE
Grand Rapids, MI
 
The Home Depot
(616)724-2280
257 54th Street SW
Wyoming, MI
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Woodcraft - Grand Rapids, MI
(616) 957-9663
4265 28th Street SE Ste C
Grand Rapids, MI

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The Home Depot
(616)257-9559
4900 Wilson Ave SW
Grandville, MI
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

ABC Supply Co. Inc./Grand Rapids
616-241-4848
2601 S. Division Ave. Grand Rapids, MI, 49507
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Plainfield Do it Best Lbr & Hd
(616) 363-9021
3669 Plainfield Ne
Grand Rapids, MI
 
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Full-Storage Workbench

Full-Storage Workbench


Tired of working on a sheet of plywood thrown over a pair of sawhorses? Had it with rolling benches that wiggle and wobble? Hate running around your shop whenever you need a tool? Boy, do we have the bench for you. Our dream bench starts with traditional workbench features like a thick top, a sturdy base, bench dogs and a pair of vises. Then we added tons of storage, an extra-wide top, and modern, cast-iron vises. Last but not least, we devised a simple method to make the bench mobile and still provide a rock-solid work platform. Our bench is built to withstand generations of heavy use. Simple, stout construction absorbs vibration and can handle any woodworking procedure from chopping deep pocket mortises to routing an edge on a round tabletop. The thick, butcher-block-style top is truly a joy to work on. We'll show you how to surface this huge top without going insane trying to level 24 separate strips of glued-up hardwood. Our top doesn't wastewood—even the off cuts are used.

Benefits:

Tons of easy-access storage:
Full extension drawers and shelves keep your equipment organized and right at hand. There's room for hand tools, power tools and all of their accessories. Plus no bending down and fishing through dark cabinet interiors for the tool you need. 

Extra-wide, heavy-duty top:
This solid maple top can take a real beating. Plus it's wide enough to double as an assembly table. If you only have room for one bench in your shop, this is it.

You name it, this bench can clamp it down:
A traditional bench dog system secures your work for machining and sanding. The modern cast-iron vises are strong yet easier to install than traditional vises. The generous overhanging top allows you to clamp anything from round tabletops to bench top machines anywhere along the edge.

It's rock-solid but mobile:
Under the base cabinet are six heavy-duty casters that make the bench easy to move. When you'reready to use it, lift the edge of the bench with a pry bar and slip four 5/8-in.-thick, L-shaped support blocks underneath. This gives you a rock-solid feel and unlike locking casters, there's no wobble or slippage.

PHOTO 1:
Start the base cabinet by assemblingthree identical boxes with butt joints and screws. Make sure all the parts are square and the joints are flush. Use a flat area, like the top of your tablesaw, to help keep things in line.

PHOTO 2:
Screw the three boxes together to create the cabinet base. Use clamps to hold the boxes flush and even.

PHOTO 3:
Glue and clamp face frames to
the cabinet. Start with the side frames. Then add the front face frameso it overhangs the bottom of the cabinet to form a lip for the 2x4base you'll build later.

PHOTO 4:
Trim the face frame flush to the cabinet sides. Use a stop block at the top of the cabinet ope...

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