How many of you never seem to have enough storage space in your shop? In this post, I’ll describe how I utilized wasted space on my workbench.
Eventually, I plan to add cabinets and drawers under my workbench. However, when I do, I’ll lose about a 6″ tall storage space because of the apron on my bench. I hate wasting space, and would love nothing more than to have a home for every tool and gadget in my shop.
Sadly, it took me a while for this idea to hit me, but when it did, I felt like a load of bricks had just been dropped on my head! At times I feel like I have as many sanding blocks as a teenage girl has shoes. Storing them in a useful way has always been a quandary until now.
For my biggest sanding blocks with handles, I drilled corresponding holes in the apron of my workbench. I used a spade bit that is 1/8″ larger than the size of my handles. The sanding blocks are easily removed and stored. The larger sized hole also allows for less than perfect positioning while drilling the holes into the work bench. I put storage locations on three sides of the bench for my large sanding blocks.
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