Underhill nail cabinet

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Project by buck_cpa posted 03-28-2015 12:53 AM 2997 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished this nail cabinet today. Inspiration from Chris schwarzs’ plans from popular woodworking magazine. The organization of my current hardware cabinet had gotten out of control. See project:

I wanted something off the ground with bails that I could pull out and sit on the bench. I followed the dimensions of schwarzs’ article, but that’s about it. I used pocket screws for the case joinery and excluded the trim work and door. I used pine for the case and drawer fronts/backs. Everything else is plywood I had in my shop. Finished with a coat of boiled linseed oil. I’m storing nails, screws, and pretty much any hardware in it.

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#1 posted 03-28-2015 01:02 AM

That should come in really handy.

I really like the name plate pulls. Where did you get them?

-- Brad, Texas,

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#2 posted 03-28-2015 01:05 AM

Got the pulls from d lawless. I painted them with a hammered black spray paint.

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#3 posted 03-28-2015 01:07 AM

A much needed item in any shop .
Turned out very nice and I hope it is big enough .
Nice you fitted it with the tag pulls that will help .


-- Kiefer

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#4 posted 03-28-2015 05:17 AM

Looks good but I think you have one drawer too many ;)

-- Rick M,

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#5 posted 03-28-2015 02:10 PM

No, No, No there are definitely not enough drawers. ;)

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#6 posted 03-28-2015 03:17 PM

Nice project! Thanks trying out our label holders. Wish I could buy you and ice cold Busch light!

-- D. Lawless Hardware

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#7 posted 03-28-2015 04:53 PM

looks great!

-- Greg Simon

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#8 posted 03-28-2015 08:04 PM

Nice project, it looks like you nailed it!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#9 posted 03-29-2015 01:52 PM

Very nice. I need one of these. I’m currently have boxes of nails and screws bunched up on a shelving “mistake”. This would be handy to have instead.

-- tel

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#10 posted 12-01-2016 04:15 AM

Nice project! Thanks trying out our label holders. Wish I could buy you and ice cold Busch light!

- DLawlessHardware

His post got me to order some pulls as well, a while back, likely to get more before long.

Need to make me a similar cabinet, plan on making one based on original plans, but will need more storage so planning on making another with scrap ply and boxjointed drawers.

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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