Workbench Storage Cabinet for Kreg Universal Bench
Create handy enclosed storage for your Kreg Universal Bench with this simple plywood cabinet. This one is sized to fit a 28″x44″ Universal Bench but could be modified to fit a smaller or larger bench. The simple construction remains the same.
Circular Saw (corded)
- 1 Plywood , 3/4" Thick , Full Sheet
Hardware & Supplies
- 1 Kreg Universal Bench Standard-Height Legs
- 1 28" Kreg Universal Bench Rails
- 1 44" Kreg Universal Bench Rails
- 1 Kreg Dual-Locking Caster Set
- 13 1 1/4" coarse-thread Kreg pocket-hole screws
- 18 5/8" x #8 pan-head wood screws
- 2 #8 Flat Washer
- 2 Pairs full-inset concealed hinges
- 2 4" wire cabinet pull
Assemble the Bench
Begin by assembling your Universal Bench according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Make sure the assembly is square. This plan is sized to fit the 28"x44" Kreg Universal Bench with Standard-Height Legs that are adjustable from 31" to 39". The benchtop shown here is made using a Kreg Universal Clamp Trak Kit. This kit comes with instructions for building the top if you’d like to add one. See the links in Extras tab for more information on these products.
Make and Attach Side Panels
Cut two Side Panels to size from 3/4" plywood, as shown in the cut diagram. Set each Side Panel in against the bench legs, as shown. Secure each Side Panel by driving 5/8" pan-head screws through the holes in the bench legs and into the panel.
Add the Back Panel
Cut the Back Panel to size from 3/4" plywood as shown in the cut diagram. Position the Back Panel and secure it to the legs in the same manner as the Side Panels.
Make the Bottom Panel
Cut the Bottom Panel to size from 3/4" plywood as shown in the cut diagram. Set your Kreg jig for 3/4" thick material and drill pocket holes at the locations shown.
Attach the Bottom Panel
Set the Bottom Panel in place with the pocket holes facing downward and secure it to the Side Panels and the Back Panel using 1 1/4" coarse-thread Kreg Screws. To secure the front edge of the Bottom Panel, first slip a washer onto a 5/8" pan-head screw. Then position the screw midway along the front edge of the Bottom Panel and against the edge of the bench rail—so that the washer will overlap the rail and the bottom panel. rive the screw in until the washer is snug against the bench rail and the Bottom Panel.
Make and Mount the Door Spacers
Cut the two Door Spacers to size from 3/4" plywood, as shown in the cut diagram. Slip each one in place behind the bench leg, as shown, and make sure the inner edges sit flush with the edges of the legs. Secure the Door Spacers to the legs with 5/8" pan-head screws.
Make the Door Stop
From 3/4" plywood, cut the Door Stop to length, as shown in the cut diagram. Drill pocket holes at the locations shown.
Install the Door Stop
Position the Door Stop and secure it to the Side Panels with 1 1/4" coarse-thread Kreg Screws. Secure the Door Stop to the top frame rail with one 5/8" pan-head screw and a washer, as shown.
Make and Install the Doors
Cut two Doors to size from 3/4" plywood, as shown in the cut diagram. Drill cup holes for the hinges at the locations shown. To make this easy, we used the Kreg Concealed Hinge Jig. Mount the Hinges to the doors and then mount the Doors to the Door Spacers using the screws supplied with the hinges. Adjust the hinges as needed per the manufacturer’s instructions. Install the Door hardware of your choice. We used the Kreg Cabinet Hardware Jig to simplify drilling the holes.