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added to the shelf is a pencil tray l (G). As you can see in Figure 6, the tray is a piece of hardwood with a wide, rounded groove that can be cut in two steps. First, rout two grooves with a core box bit, as in Figure 6a. Then, clean out the waste between the grooves with a dado blade, as in Figure 6b. After the groove is cut, smooth the bottom with some sandpaper and glue the tray to the shelf.
Drawer - The last piece you'll make is a simple drawer that fits under the shelf. It's a great place for keeping small items like drill bits or a tube of epoxy.
Start by ripping an extra-long blank to fit the drawer opening, allowing a Vie" clearance at the top. (Mine was 23/i" wide x 26" long.) Next I cut a groove along the length of the piece for a bottom (Figure 7b).
At this point, a drawer front and back (H) can be cut to length from the blank. Rabbets cut on each end of the front and back hold the sides, as in Figure 7a. And a half-circle is ' cut in the front to act as a pull.
Now, two sides (I) can be cut to fit between the rabbets. Finally, cut the V4" hardboard bottom (f) to size and assemble the drawer.
To complete the organizer, I screwed on rubber feet to keep it from sliding (Figures 4 and 4b).
This organizer will really help keep your bench uncluttered, and you can free up even more space by hanging-it on the wall. To do this, just add a simple two-part cleat system, as shown in Figure 8.
The cleats (K) are cut from a single piece of 1/2,'-thick hardwood. Then you can screw one half to the organizer and the other to the wall. When mounting the wall cleat, there are two things to keep in mind. First, the cleat should be level. Second, Jfe because the organizer is heavy ^^ (especially filled with tools), I made sure to screw it into two wall studs, as in Figure 8a. &
CLEAT TO ORGANIZER
'/2" x 1V2" - 29Vz" HARDWOOD
SCREW BOTTOM CLEAT TO WALL
SCREW BOTTOM CLEAT — TO WALL STUD
#& x V/2" Fh WOODSCREW