By Christopher Schwarz Posted June 8, 2015 In Chris Schwarz Blog, Woodworking Blogs Reason No. 32…2015-06-082015-06-08https://www.popularwoodworking.com/wp-content/uploads/popwood_logos-01.pngPopular Woodworking Magazinehttps://www.popularwoodworking.com/wp-content/uploads/worktable_on_bench_IMG_1016-113x113.jpg200px200px 5 …that I would never put storage cabinets below my workbench. The open architecture of early benches is your friend. — Christopher Schwarz Christopher Schwarz Chris is a contributing editor to Popular Woodworking Magazine and the publisher at Lost Art Press. He's a hand-tool enthusiast (though he uses power tools, too). Recent PostsLearn to Make Your Own Hand Tools – Over 50% OffA Parting Gift from Jennie AlexanderThe CNC Home Position Showing 5 comments AlanWS June 10, 2015 People have different priorities. That looks to me like a pretty small benefit at pretty high cost. AlanWS June 10, 2015 My underbench cabinet has space above it for holdfasts, and like BLZeebub’s has drawers that go all the way through. So I suppose I could do that, or could clamp across the front of the bench and get at stuff in drawers. BLZeebub June 9, 2015 That’s why you need more than one bench! Mine has storage below BUT my drawers are accessible from BOTH sides. So if I were to encounter a situation like the one above, I just have to remove the right drawer. So nya! geovincent June 9, 2015 I couldn’t agree more! mysticcarver June 8, 2015 Right on!