Once the wedges are cut and planed flush, the drawer is planed post glue up and fit to the recess…
The housing dados in the back of the drawer are next, which will then feature a through mortise. Once the housing, mortise and tenon are cut and fit, a dry run is followed by gluing up the drawer.
We’re ready to make the drawer with dovetails at the front and housing dado at the back. Paul cuts a rebate on the dovetail section to help with constructing the half lap dovetail, then cuts the dovetails to size.
How do you go about adding a drawer to a workbench? First step is to cut the hole in the apron and then build the framework to support the drawer.
These shelves keep Paul’s sharpening stones close at hand for convenience and separate them from the rest of his tools as they can get dirty. Follow along to fit solid useful shelves at the end of your bench.
This additional tool well is very handy for storing and organising tools you want to keep off the bench but close at hand.