|Project by crossfacecraddle||posted 03-09-2015 01:25 PM||3411 views||14 times favorited||19 comments|
I say FINALLY because it has taken me over a year to design and build my hanging tool cabinet. Other projects and life in general took precedence on several occasions and derailed this cabinet many times. For the past year and half I have been incorporating more and more hand tool techniques into my woodworking, so I needed a better storage solution. All the joinery, with the exception of the rabbet for the back panel, was done with hand tools and methods, thank you Paul Sellers.
The Cabinet carcass is made from cherry as well as door frames. Maple was used for shelves, dovetailed drawers and drawer dividers. Afr Mahogany is laminated to the drawer fronts. Baltic Birch ply for the back, walnut for the raised door panels. To outfit the interior tool holders I used Oak, Apple and Cherry. I used a lot of different woods because that is what I had on hand. The cherry, I have had for a few years just waiting for the right project. The walnut is the only board I had to buy special for this piece.
As you can imagine it is a very heavy piece so instead of screwing it up to the wall and worrying about it I used a french cleat across the back on the top and bottom.
Over all I am very happy with the outcome and really enjoy working out of it.
-- i love the smell of sawdust in the morning, it smells like victory. John