Tool thoughts #8: Storage cabinet for the shop

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Blog entry by NedB posted 09-06-2008 03:31 AM 1050 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Now I’m all for building my own cabinetry, but this one will be very tough to beat.
It’s a cabinet any computer type who used to sit at a ‘terminal’ instead of a PC will recognize. Originally purposed to store data reel to reel tapes, I’m going to use it to store most of my tailed and battery op tools, along with a shelf for fasteners, etc… It measures a whopping 7’ 1/2” tall, 36” wide and 18 1.2 ” deep.

The tambour door should keep most of the dust out, it has been open in my storage unit, so I’ll have to clean it up a bit before I install the new shelves I’m planning on putting in there.
It has these handy clips which are extremely easy to adjust.

My father salvaged this one, along with a couple of other similar units. Here’s what he did to his, making it an adjustable bookcase:

that cabinet is only about 6’ tall. He has another 7’ one which I really would like to ‘borrow’ cough cough on a semi permanent basis. too bad I’m so far from VA. he he he

I’ve got plans to make as many shelves as I have cross pieces for, but there’s a bunch more shop moving to do, so I’ll only cut and install two or three to get the ball rolling in the morning,

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#1 posted 09-06-2008 03:40 AM

Nice bit of recycling

-- Do or do not, there is no try!

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#2 posted 09-06-2008 03:46 AM

I love it… “Full Backups!”

Now that’s a keeper… nice score.

-- Ryno

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#3 posted 09-06-2008 03:48 AM

the MIS dept at the GE plant had tons of these, wish I could get several more for cheap. This one was next best thing to free.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#4 posted 09-06-2008 06:54 PM

That make for some nice storage.

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