Plane restoration #14: So many planes.... time for an storage solution...

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Blog entry by Alonso posted 02-10-2010 09:01 AM 7684 reads 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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When you have so many planes and not an effective way to storage them, you need to came up with something, and quick, at least that was my situation. For the last couple of weeks I was looking for the “right” design, I did some research, and several of you make some pretty good suggestions. I decide to combine a couple of designs and make my very own Plane Storage Wall Hung Cabinet.

It hung from the wall very securely thanks to a French Cleat,

So far it serves my needs, I’m planning to add some shelves underneath so that I can take full advantage of the empty part of the wall, I’m planning to storage all my finishes and stains and several other miscellaneous stuff.

Show off time…... :) :)

Thanks for looking

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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#1 posted 02-10-2010 09:51 AM

looking great for plane that has to be used daily
I like it


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#2 posted 02-10-2010 11:31 AM

WOW! That’s a ton of planes! I really like the French Cleat storage idea, that’s a great system. Good work and thanks for sharing!

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#3 posted 02-10-2010 01:13 PM

nice work, i have to make one of these myself

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#4 posted 02-10-2010 01:20 PM

Very nice storage/display idea.

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#5 posted 02-10-2010 01:40 PM

a wonderfull collection you have .you’ll soon out grow it.

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#6 posted 02-10-2010 05:13 PM

Beautiful collection of restored planes and a great way to store them. I am thinking when you get tired of working on planes, maybe you will go to old woodworking power equipment. I can easily see you showing off your reworked machinery!


-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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#7 posted 02-10-2010 05:15 PM

Super job a great looking plane till

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 02-10-2010 05:21 PM

I was looking for a storage solution too. I think i will build one for myself.


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#9 posted 02-17-2010 12:41 AM

Nicely done. I need one of those!!! did you use 3/4 or 1/2 ply?

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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#10 posted 02-17-2010 01:12 AM

3/4” ply from the Big Box Store

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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#11 posted 02-17-2010 06:17 AM

The dimensions,

37”x37”x16” deep.
From bottom to top at 12” I cut the sides on a 60° angle
I spaced the bottom shelves to fit my own necessities.

Hope that helps.

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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#12 posted 03-30-2010 09:31 PM

What’s next Alonso – Got anything cooking?

-- - Brad

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