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Toolboxes & Workbenches

Toolboxes & Workbenches
by Danny Proulx

Popular Woodworking Books: 2004
Paperback, 128 pp., $24.99
ISBN 1-55870-707-7

     Many times a woodworker needs storage or shop furniture without being concerned that it is a lifetime masterpiece in polished bubinga. Danny Proulx is a good mentor to turn to for practical, good looking projects constructed with uncomplicated techniques. These projects are designed to serve a purpose and allow the woodworker to get back to work.
     Simple workbenches, wall hung cabinets, storage towers and rolling tool cabinets are shown in step by step construction processes. Knock down sawhorses that hang flat on a wall, a height-adjustable work table, and a rolling parts cart are a few of the highly functional projects included. There is a fold-away work center with a hinged-door cabinet above it for tool storage, that would work well in a shared garage. Various tool boxes and chests are shown for ready availability of smaller tools.
     Proulx lists several shop tips throughout the text, and shows in detail how to construct any jigs necessary for construction of the pieces presented. Full of good advice, this book presents quick projects to solve problems in shop efficiency. The knock down sawhorses alone, will prove worth the investment of the book.

. . . Barb Siddiqui