Rolling Shop Cabinet

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Project by lycilph posted 05-09-2014 05:35 AM 3591 views 27 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted a storage cabinet to replace my wall mounted shelves and also to try and keep the dust down. All of the dividers in there make sure that everything keeps in its’ place. While technically it does roll, I haven’t moved it since putting all of the weight in it as I have had castors collapse on me before. Just need a spot for my circular saws and cordless drills.

The construction journey is documented in my blog

-- Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the weaponry to make the difference

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#1 posted 05-09-2014 05:52 AM

Beautiful work.

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#2 posted 05-09-2014 09:15 AM

Very nice. I am planning something like this. Thanks

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#3 posted 05-09-2014 11:59 AM

Far too well organized.

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#4 posted 05-09-2014 01:51 PM

Pretty good, BUT, you should not just put stretchers in the bottom.
Since this is a rolling cart, you should have filled it with a solid bottom, so it won’t rack and gets full support.

It would also keep all the spiders out of the cabinet.

-- Jeff NJ

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#5 posted 05-09-2014 02:04 PM

Love it. Will have favorite this one and at least borrow some ideas from it in the future. Good Job

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#6 posted 05-09-2014 02:09 PM

Nice and no doubt it will get a lot of use.

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#7 posted 05-09-2014 02:44 PM

I agree, definately needs a solid plywood bottom…...strength, keep it from racking, keep the mice out.
However after seeing your project, I am now ashamed of how disorganized my shop is and feel like less of a man.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#8 posted 05-09-2014 03:08 PM

This is a great organizer cabinet and will be a wonderful addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 05-09-2014 03:12 PM

Nice job, should help keeping everything clean…. Just made one for my Drill Press as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 05-09-2014 03:42 PM

Very nice and useful you did Great.

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#11 posted 05-09-2014 05:02 PM

Great organizer and useful cabinet.
I would like to say that storing the biscuits in a drawer might lead to problems.
They swell with humidity as they are designed to do … so keep them in an air tight container. ... I have microwaved them to re-dry them, but this could be a dicey situation, be careful.

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#12 posted 05-10-2014 03:01 AM

If I live to be 100 I will never have enough time to make the things that I am inspired from here on LJ.

Excellent cabinet!

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#13 posted 05-10-2014 05:35 AM

True about the solid floor. I had planned on making it from one piece and cutting a large rectangular hole in the centre, but managed to make the whole thing from one sheet of 18mm plywood. It hasn’t started racking as yet, but I am pretty amazed at the amount of weight that I have put in it. I don’t plan on moving it very far, at least with the tools in it.

-- Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the weaponry to make the difference

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#14 posted 05-10-2014 11:10 AM

Great looking cabinet, lots of storage and nice design….you did an excellent job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#15 posted 05-10-2014 10:39 PM

My next project is now defined.
Beautiful cabinet you made..

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