In another thread I detailed my ideas about building new trunks, which I haven't gotten to yet, but I decided that I'm also going to build myself a new set of workboxes.
You might have seen my 24x48" workbox for sale in the Marketplace, and while it works fine, it's just too big. I need something sleeker that is more trailer-pack friendly (my trailer is exactly 3/4 of the width of a 90" truck, so 22.5" quarter-pack things work really well).
I have decided that my new preferred trunk footprint is going to be 22.5" x 30", and this will be the same for my workbox. I'm planning on placing a big Penn Fab order and making this workbox like the real deal - not something homemade.
Here's the plan: it's going to have 5 drawers on nice ball-bearing slides that either self-close or lock closed, and I'd like them to lock open as well. The drawers will be 9" high to accommodate microphones standing up, and the piles of cables I have to put in them.
The poll refers to how should I situate the drawers, on a long side or a short side? Said another way, should they be wider and shallower or deeper and skinnier? I fear that if I put them the wide/shallow way that the workbox might be unstable with several drawers pulled out.
I also plan to make the front cover come off and turn into a table.
If anyone has any feedback, sources for materials other than Penn Fab, or recommended drawer slides, please let me know. This plan is going to happen in the next couple weeks at the longest.