Tool Cabinet

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Project by johnstoneb posted 05-03-2014 12:28 PM 1604 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I did a blog on this tool cabinet but never posted it as a project. Fine Woodworking had an article in their annual Tools and Shops edition on a wall cabinet by Mike Pekovich. I took that enlarged it and modified it to fit my tools.
Its made of Maple, 1/4’ Birch plywood door inserts and the back is Russian Birch plywood. Dovetails on the cabinet box and door boxes. A French cleat holds it to the wall. I find I use my hand tools a lot more now that I don’t have to walk upstairs to get them.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#1 posted 05-03-2014 03:07 PM

That will be a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 05-03-2014 03:24 PM

Turned out great. Looks like lots of storage.

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#3 posted 05-03-2014 03:59 PM

Bruce, I built some wall hung cabinets, not nearly as nice as yours, and it increased my tool storage three fold. Nice work, these look good enough to put into a kitchen.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#4 posted 05-03-2014 05:20 PM

Beautiful job, Bruce. I like the pattern matching you did on the doors. I’ll bet it’s oh-so-convenient, too!


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#5 posted 05-04-2014 12:00 AM

Looks great. Nice work!

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#6 posted 05-04-2014 06:18 AM

Neat! I love the double-folding-door-inside-a-door idea … it certainly gives you miles more storage. And that’s a lovely collection of planes.

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#7 posted 05-04-2014 11:58 AM

the double inside door is a great idea..great looking cabinet. I’m green with envy

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#8 posted 05-16-2014 08:35 PM

FWW has a video series on the making of that tool cabinet (online membership required for viewing)

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