Today I've nearly completed the wife's craftwork area work bench. To start off, I installed the shelves in the under-table storage area. The installation went very smoothly with support pegs located at all four corners of the shelf area.
Once I was satisfied with the storage area shelving, I began anchoring the table top boards to the bench frame using 1¼" screws at each board corner. The fit was remarkably good, even with the slight convex wall bow.
After I trimmed the right rear table top panel to accommodate the wall's slight bow, I added the ½" quarter round moulding along the edge and secured it to the frame using 1½" finishing nails.
And here's the craft area work bench in its nearly-completed state!
All that's left for me to do is finish painting the exposed surfaces and make a couple of storage cabinet doors. Then I'll start work on the wall-mounted shelves that'll be on the rightmost wall. Not bad for a full weekend's work.