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  • marcjoli commented on marcjoli's instructable Easy Garage Storage and Bench5 months ago
    Easy Garage Storage and Bench

    I never put anything in the slides. its plywood on plywood.Its been 4.5 years and the drawers still work as good as they did when built. I think I would recommend making the tracks 1/8" wider than the plywood so that there is a bit of a gap to make the drawers slide better. I ended up sanding the drawers to round the corners a bit and those that got deeper sanding work way better than the ones I did not sand. The biggest issue with the big drawers is how heavy they are. One holds my router, skill saw, sawsall, router bits, hammer drill, and a bunch of other hand tools. Heavy as heck when pulling out the drawer all the way to bring to the work site. It would be better if it was half the size. In another one I store all painting supplies, trays, drop cloths, brushes, rollers...

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    I never put anything in the slides. its plywood on plywood.Its been 4.5 years and the drawers still work as good as they did when built. I think I would recommend making the tracks 1/8" wider than the plywood so that there is a bit of a gap to make the drawers slide better. I ended up sanding the drawers to round the corners a bit and those that got deeper sanding work way better than the ones I did not sand. The biggest issue with the big drawers is how heavy they are. One holds my router, skill saw, sawsall, router bits, hammer drill, and a bunch of other hand tools. Heavy as heck when pulling out the drawer all the way to bring to the work site. It would be better if it was half the size. In another one I store all painting supplies, trays, drop cloths, brushes, rollers and roller covers. This one is not too heavy at all to bring to a job site but there are 5 of these large ones.

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  • marcjoli commented on marcjoli's instructable Easy Garage Storage and Bench2 years ago
    Easy Garage Storage and Bench

    Its been two years since I completed this project so sorry I do not remember how many sheets of plywood I needed for the drawers. The cabinets are sitting on the back on the edge of the garage foundation which is a course of cinder block wall. Had I not had this foundation to sit the boxes on, I would have put a support under there, in the back.

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  • marcjoli commented on marcjoli's instructable Easy Garage Storage and Bench3 years ago
    Easy Garage Storage and Bench

    Awesome job. Looks great. It can store an incredible amount in that bench and below too! I wonder how much increases the home's value??

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  • marcjoli commented on marcjoli's instructable Easy Garage Storage and Bench3 years ago
    Easy Garage Storage and Bench

    Yeah when I upgrade my saw I will probably need to modify that first drawer, or create a platform that can sit on top of the first drawer while it is half extended out.

    Good suggestion but alas I can never leave out out usable space in my design.

    The toe kick floor drawers and the larger drawers are really BIG. They get heavy to pull out and I tend to overfill them. Great for storing stuff you don't need every day, or stuff that is lightweight (shopvac hoses, bike helmets) but they should probably be smaller if your storage is going to be used for woodworking tools in an active workshop.

    The friction wood on wood channel has not been a problem yet and its been 18 months and two winters since I built it. I did sand the drawer bottom entensions smooth and rounded them a bit so they would have a bit of give.Adding any tape or plastic sliding material is an issue waiting to happen when that tape starts to break down and or gum up. Maybe having some sort of metal channel or angle would help but you may as well use heavy duty ball bearing sliders if you are going to spend money on hardware.

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