Your response to the Sharpie holder is much appreciated.
The feedback that I'm getting encourages me to explain my side bench design.
It is basically a four sided 3/4 inch plywood box, with open ends front and back, in the middle is a verticle divider that creates both a front compartment and a rear compartment, this also strengthens it against side to side movement ( racking load )
.A shelf is added in the front to make an upper and lower space, same thing in the back. The box measures 30 " wide X 24 " high.
I use the front for larger tools, the rear for storage
The legs are made from 2 x 4 's screwed and glued to the side corners of the box.
The 3/4 in plywood top is screwed on from underneath, also using Tite Bond wood glue,
This in effect creates a nice 1 1/2 inch thick top good for pounding on.
infact the whole assembly is done with screws and glue for strength.
Adding the legs and top bring the work surface 30 " from the floor
On the left side is a shelf added with two " L " brackets, i keep my catalogs there.
I'm happy to answer any questions .
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