Step 5: Assemble Base

Tom Silva and Amy Paladino assemble the base of the tool bench
Photo: Allison Dinner
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Place the boxes bottom up and back-to-back, with the small boxes flush with the ends of the large box. Screw on cleats of scrap plywood laid across where the bottoms meet, using 4 screws on each box bottom. Drive 6 to 8 more screws through the backs.
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    Tools List

    • drill
      Drill/Driver fitted with a countersink bit
    • circular saw
      Circular saw
    • router
      Router with ½inch straight bit

    Shopping List

    1. Locking casters; There should be 6 in all.

    2. Wood glue

    3. ½-inch plywood for backs and shelves.

    4. Pegboard

    5. ¾-inch plywood for work surface.

    6. 1x2 filler strip for furring out the pegboard.7. -inch plywood for bottoms and walls.

    8. Power strip suitable for workshop use.

    9. 1½-inch deck screws

    10. ½-inch straight router bit

    11. Pegboard hooks

    12. 5/16-inch carriage bolt, washer and nuts