My first shop was on the back porch – 6’ x 8’ of sloping, rotting, dead opossum-smelling space. So I am sympathetic to anyone who has a small shop.
Blogger Brander “Badger” Roullett has a petite shop and a plus-sized storage problem. He needed a sawbench and he needed someplace to store his saws. What he came up with was a clever adaptation of the classic six-board chest.
These sorts of chests come in all sizes – I recently saw a sawbench-sized one at the Museum of Early Southern Decorate Arts. So Badger’s chest “looks” right to my eye.
And it’s all assembled with nails, so Adam Cherubini is somewhere smiling.
Check out Badger’s post on how he built the chest, along with step photos at Badger Woodworks.
— Christopher Schwarz