Building a wall hanging tool cabinet #5: Tool cabinet #5:

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Blog entry by exelectrician posted 10-19-2014 02:55 AM 2873 reads 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Put on two coats of Deft semigloss, then made drawer pulls and door handles from recycled ebony piano keys, added an interior baltic birch panel and the most important thing, I got The cabinet mounted on the wall.

The moulded edge was masked off and two coats of stain applied prior to gluing the door frame, now that the surrounding parts are finished, the color difference is hardly noticeable, my experiment worked kinda, oh well…
Still have a load of decisions to make to figure out which tools are ‘cabinet worthy’ and, where I want to put them in the space I have left.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#1 posted 10-19-2014 03:00 AM

That’s a great looking cabinet to display those prized tools. Well done. Cool addition with the piano keys.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 10-19-2014 03:19 AM

Very nice! The wall cabinet is in my to do list. Hope mine will be as nice. The door handle were a nice innovative touch.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 10-19-2014 03:20 AM

What wood did you use?

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#4 posted 10-19-2014 03:30 AM

Thanks for the kind comments guys, Doc, the wood is mainly cherry, not the highest grade, but the knots sure add character. the darker strips are mahogany, the back and the hinged panel inside are baltic birch ply. And the ebony handles.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#5 posted 10-19-2014 04:10 AM

Now that’s a fine tool cabinet, good job exelectrician!

I like the hinges as well.

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#6 posted 10-19-2014 04:21 AM

Ex, you’ve done very nice work on the cabinet, congrats! Really. Nice.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#7 posted 10-19-2014 09:04 AM

A piece to really be proud of. I love it.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#8 posted 10-19-2014 11:59 AM

Great looking cabinet. Tools deserve a nice looking place to rest.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#9 posted 10-19-2014 12:12 PM

A nice tool cabinet. I like the wood choices.

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