Under-workbench rolling drawer
I set up this workbench in the basement. I have lots of room under it, and having a big rolling drawer, like this one, would be good for keeping power tools in. I built a few under bed rolling drawers before. Time to build one for this workbench.
I made the rabbets by making two cuts from two sides.
I used one of these clamping squares to keep it square while I nailed it.
They are mounted between two pieces of Baltic birch plywood. The wheels are from really cheap and were mounted in a plastic frame instead of metal. The axles are a bit longer, just barely long enough to mount in plywood. I had to counterbore the plywood slightly to sink in the screw heads.
I needed washers to keep the wheel from rubbing against the plywood. I didn't have enough washers of the right size handy, so I had the idea of making integral washers on the plywood, basically by cutting away about 1 mm of plywood except for where the axle mounts.
I made most of this cut on the table saw, but couldn't cut it so the remainder was nice and square. I used the bandsaw to cut closer to the axle hole, then cut the remaining pad octagonal with a chisel.
Drawer handleI still needed a handle for the drawer. I started by cutting a piece off some firewood that I previously squared up.
The beauty of drawers like this is, with built-in wheels, they can take a lot of weight, and they can be pulled all the way out and rolled away from the workbench for better access or sweeping under the workbench.
Earlier Under bed storage drawer build
Under bed drawer plans (free)
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