Bill Henzel says "The bench is made from maple with a top that was based on a design that was featured on a cover of Fine Woodworking. The cabinet base came from a design that appeared in American Woodworker. I wanted a traditional bench top with lots of clamping capability but also would be able to have lots of storage. The top is 1.75 " thick surrounded on 3 sides with a 6" thick bread board. The front bread board is joined to the side breadboards with hand cut dovetails. The side bread boards have mortises that fit into tenons in the top. The front vise is from is from Woodcraft and the twin side vise is from Veritas. The cabinet is made of 3/4" maple plywood with solid maple edging. All of the drawers and pullout are on full extension slides. The bench sits on 3" casters and can be moved very easily. Small blocks keep the bench immobile during use.