A few years ago I decided it was time to build a real work bench. I did my research, collected ideas of what I liked and eventually drew detailed plans. Somewhere during this process I talked myself into adding a tool well to the bench top. Only later I learned that it's main purpose is as a place to collect shavings and lost tools.
Fast forward to the beginning of the COVID lockdown (April 2020) when I decided to tackle this tool well problem. My solution is a cabinet that sets astride (and slightly inside) the tool well and offers a convenient place to store my most frequently-used tools, tools that would otherwise be left on the bench and in my way. I could not be more pleased with the result.
The cabinet is made mainly of sweetgum and pecan. I also learned some marquetry techniques in order to inlay a picture of a few tools. The wood for the marquetry is sliced from various species I had around the shop. It has clam-shell doors and is able to hold an astonishing number of tools for its size -- all of which can be accessed without removing any of their neighbors. There are six small drawers for holding miscellaneous tools and parts. I'm also proud to say that I did not have to violate quarantine by leaving the house for any supplies.