Workbench Customisations

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There are a number of additional features that Paul likes to add to his workbench to make it really shine: Saw hangers keep his saws ready for action, the sharpening stone shelves mean that they are always at hand, the tool well add-on and the drawer provide convenient positioning for organising specific tools. These are just a few of the additions that take the bench to the next level. Have a go and see which ones work for you.


  1. Alexander Dergachev on 26 July 2018 at 10:13 pm


    I know it’s not really a workbench customization but I don’t know a better place to ask: are you planning on releasing a video on building those shelves on the background? I’m moving to my new workshop and I’ll need some storage so after finishing my workbench I though it would be a nice first project on that bench to build those shelves. Just drawings/plans would be sufficient really.


  2. Sante Iatonna on 27 July 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Are you planning a tutorial on cutting Drawers into the apron and/or end drawers or storage for sharpeners as was in the old castle workbench ?

  3. William Antonacchio on 30 July 2018 at 10:22 am

    …It’s On its Way (the YT Video) and You Shouldn’t Live and Work Without One!


  4. Darren on 6 August 2018 at 12:18 am

    Any news on when the workbench drawer video will be out?



  5. Philip Adams on 6 August 2018 at 1:41 pm

    Hello All, the workbench drawer videos are on their way next month.

  6. chason Hayes on 7 August 2018 at 12:21 am

    my work bench was my first project about 2 1/2 years ago. It is not exactly square and the bottom of the well board does not align with the bottom of the work surface. Since then my skills have improved considerably. Any suggestions to fix it or should I start over with a new work bench?

    • harry wheeler on 7 August 2018 at 5:02 am

      Do you have any pictures you could share?

    • Philip Adams on 7 August 2018 at 4:54 pm

      Might be worth asking this in the forums where you can post pictures, or send us an email through the contact tab and one of us will get back to you.

  7. Terry Dixon on 20 September 2018 at 8:49 am

    Hi, Any idea on when the next episode (3) of the drawer installation is due?

    • Philip Adams on 20 September 2018 at 11:49 am

      The episodes of the workbench drawer will be coming out weekly on Fridays.

  8. Tim Shackleford on 27 September 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Hi WWMC team,
    I’ve been following along and making these customisations as they come out. The whole series is fantastic.

    Is the apron drawer the final modification? Once they’re all finished, I’ll move my bench out of the carport and into the shed.


    • Izzy Berger on 1 October 2018 at 3:26 pm

      Hi Tim,

      Thank you for your comment.

      The workbench drawer is the last major modification, however there will be a few more tweaks to be made to the workbench.

      Kind regards,

  9. DB on 29 September 2018 at 9:01 pm

    Hi there. I noticed a nice storage shelf on the underside of the workbench just above the mortise and tenon joints on the legs (not the sharpening stone shelves). I seem to have missed this. Is there a video for adding this to the workbench?

    Thanks for all the great work.

    • Izzy Berger on 1 October 2018 at 3:28 pm

      Hi David,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Unfortunately there is no video on this. To make the shelf Paul used plywood and cut out the corners and rested it directly on top of the cross rails.

      Kind regards,

  10. Dimitrios Arethas on 10 May 2021 at 4:38 am

    Is there a video for how paul adds the shelf at the bottom thats right above the botttom rails?

  11. Dimitrios Arethas on 10 May 2021 at 4:39 am

    Apologies I just saw an earlier comment about the plywood

  12. Benoît Van Noten on 10 May 2021 at 9:15 am

    The shelf installation is shown in the blog “INSTALLING MY UNDER-BENCH SHELF” dated 18 June 2018 and in “BEFORE THE WORKBENCH DRAWER” dated 19 June 2018.

    I made it a bit differently. No screw drive needed to remove it.
    look for: projects/398305 on

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