Tool Storage Shop Cabinet

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Project by dragondncr posted 01-04-2009 11:57 PM 6049 views 19 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have limited wall space for storage, and I saw the plans for this in Shopnotes. It was my first major project, and I had a lot of fun building it.

-- dragondncr

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#1 posted 01-05-2009 12:04 AM

Very Nice!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 01-05-2009 12:17 AM

I iitially though you has two cabinets. Then I realized the walls with the blades slide.

Well done.

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#3 posted 01-05-2009 12:24 AM

If I had it to do all over again, I would make it just a little deeper. The depth is 5-1/2”, and after adding the sliding doors, you are left with shelves only 3-1/2” deep.

-- dragondncr

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#4 posted 01-05-2009 01:15 AM

I made their folding workbench from issue 72 for my last place and was very impressed with how easy to read the directions were. What issue was this from and how deep wold you recommend? I think I would like to try this top with the fold down bottom…see how it flies.

-- Sure Dear, I can make that for you. Lemme just run out and get a tool I need for that.

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#5 posted 01-05-2009 01:28 AM

I was thinking 7” deep, which would give you 5” deep shelves. I bought shopnotes “Small Shop Solutions”. It is 9.95 with free shipping. Right now they have a special.

-- dragondncr

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#6 posted 01-05-2009 02:54 AM

I have that article somewhere, gotta dig it out, looks great. They were giving them away with subscriptions at one point. I always enjoy peeking at what tools others go with. Would love to have the Forrest WW blade.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#7 posted 01-05-2009 03:00 AM

I love the WWII blade. On the woodnet forum, someone is selling one. It doesn’t look like it has sold, yet.

-- dragondncr

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#8 posted 01-05-2009 03:58 AM

I have the small shop solutions mag. and I love it. Alot of ideas in it. as I have an extremely small shop. roughly 8 foot wide and 14.5 ft long.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#9 posted 01-05-2009 04:02 AM

Beautiful! I’ve looked at these plans many times over the last year. This is exactly what I will be putting in my shop (so many things to build, so little time). Very nice to see it done so well.

rb765, the plans are from ShopNotes #77.

-- If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

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#10 posted 01-05-2009 06:47 AM

Where’s the sawdust?? Looks like it does what it’s supposed to. Good job.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#11 posted 01-29-2011 06:31 AM

Looks great, I am remodeling my shop and have freed up a bunch of wall space….may have to make something similar.

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

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#12 posted 03-12-2011 07:02 AM

Very nice. I too just finished my tool cabinet. Have fun.

-- Bryan

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#13 posted 03-12-2011 06:25 PM

Very nice and well done.

-- Anchul - Warrensburg, MO: As a Pastor, I am just trying to get closer to Jesus. He was a woodworker too.

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#14 posted 02-26-2012 03:24 AM

Nice build. Been thinking about that for my shop.

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