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Project by PetVet posted 01-09-2009 10:02 PM 3015 views 16 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Taking beautiful MDF burl and artfully framing it in end grain plywood I have come up with my version of GaryK’s Wooten Patent Desk…. better known as a wall tool chest.
Since my son was afraid to enter my shop for fear of being buried alive in a tool quake, I decided to get organized. And truth be told, I was really happy to be building something other than an end grain cutting board.
This tool chest sort of just evolved. I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted in the carcass, but you have to use trial and error as you lay out the way you will mount your tools. The other thing to keep in mind if you build one is that the doors will probably be open as you work on a project, so make sure you have room for them to swing out of the way. It is amazing how much stuff you can get in one, so I think I am going to be pleased with it.
Sorry I painted over the MDF burl…

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.





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PebbleCreek

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#1 posted 01-09-2009 10:40 PM

You did have a workbench under all of those tools. Shame about the paint on the MDF burl; at least you still have the Flamed MDF to work with.

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#2 posted 01-09-2009 11:03 PM

I keep telling myself I’m going to make one of these. Nice!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 01-10-2009 12:21 AM

Hi,what’s mdf burl? never heard of that before.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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PetVet

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#4 posted 01-10-2009 12:55 AM

I’m sorry Alistair, I forget that we are an international community. I was pulling your leg. MDF stands for medium density fiberboard, a manufactured board used here in the states. Any burl I saw in it was due to smudges on my glasses…

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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SCOTSMAN

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#5 posted 01-10-2009 01:22 AM

ok vet I know fine what mdf is I have used it before on workshop jigs etc but I couldnt understand the burl bit shows you I live on the end of the planet good luck.Alistair ps try hdf thats much better it can be bought no kidding hjigh density fibreboard.Alistair again

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Karson

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#6 posted 01-10-2009 02:52 AM

One of the nicest Burls that I’ve ever seen.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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BigEd

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#7 posted 01-10-2009 04:41 AM

Very nice! I’ve been looking for ideas on tool cabinets, and I think I finally found a design that fits the bill.

-- BigEd, sawdust maker in Ohio

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lew

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#8 posted 01-10-2009 06:36 AM

Sweet looking cabinet!

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

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#9 posted 01-10-2009 07:44 AM

All that paint on all that nice burl… what a shame… LOL…

The cabinet looks great, terrific job.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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Gr8Playwood

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#10 posted 01-12-2009 10:56 PM

Great looking Cabinet and it uses space so well GREAT JOB!!

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 01-15-2009 12:34 AM

Hi Rich;

This is a really nicely done, and very practical project.

Great job.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#12 posted 01-26-2010 06:29 PM

great job on this cabinet…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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MayflowerDescendant

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#13 posted 10-26-2010 10:13 AM

Great cabinet. Love the organization that it provides.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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docholladay

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#14 posted 10-26-2010 10:32 AM

Nice tool crib. Have you checked out the new Curly and Fiddleback MDF?

Doc

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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PetVet

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#15 posted 10-26-2010 12:35 PM

Glen, thanks, I wish I could say it has kept my shop organized… :)
Doc, I lust after those, just can’t afford them…

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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