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Accessory Shelf

By: Erich Lage
Adding A Small Worksurface can be a Big Deal in your Shop

5 25 01 I recently built the plywood shop projects from Woodsmith No. 234. They work great, but I found that I needed one more thing. And that was a smaller surface to mount my bench grinder. I took inspiration from the projects’ design and came up with the shelf shown here.

Thick Top. As you can see in the photo above, the top of the accessory shelf is two layers of plywood. This makes it sturdy for the heavy bench grinder. The rest of the shelf is also made out of plywood, and a drawer with a plywood false front is installed on a set of metal slides. 5 25 03 The thing I like the best about the shelf is that it was simple to build and can be installed anywhere along the wall. Some lag screws driven into the wall studs have the shelf mounted securely and ready for work. 5 25 05 Plans for the five plywood shop projects can be found on WoodsmithPlans.com.

Published: May 25, 2023
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