With the cabinets on both sides of the work bench area done, I could now build it to fit. I built a ladder frame upon which the work bench will be set. This ladder frame is bolted to the cabinets on either side.
This is the basic frame of the workbench. The horizontal surface is made from 3/4" oak-veneered plywood, while the vertical shelving unit is made from 3/4" thick, 2-1/2" wide poplar.
I attached a 1/4" plywood backboard to the shelving area. The front corners of the horizonal work surface were rounded so as to avoid getting hurt by them. They protrude about two inches into the room's open space. The little notches cut into the corners were needed because of the cabinets to the left and right of the workbench. These have doors that open and the doors needed some extra space to fully open.
Here's the final installation. I painted the workbench a light color (one that I happen to have in the garage). The color choice makes it easy to find small parts. The small shelves provide storage space for tools and parts while working on a project.
I bought a comfortable chair specifically for this work bench. This was the last thing I did on this layout project. A major change in my life meant I had to move out and take the layout down. I kept the cabinets and they are still being used in my current layout.