As I read many of your comments and suggestions for my bench drawer storage, I also talked with executive editor Bob Lang. Bob suggested that I consider making my drawers depths in multiples of 2″, such as 2″, 4″ and 6″ deep drawers. If I then position the grooves cut into the case sides at 2″ apart, I could constantly rearrange the drawers until I found the best layout.
If you look at the photo to the left, which is the cabinet my Dad made early on in his woodworking days, you see that’s exactly how the cabinet is arranged. (Also see the photo below.)
This idea has been put into my design however, a 6″-deep drawer is too deep in my opinion. The deepest drawer in my current workbench is 6-1/4″, and I find that I use those drawers for storage of less-than-necessary woodworking items – if there is such a thing.
All things considered, I think I’ll build two 4″ drawers and eight 2″ drawers to fill the two stacks.