|Project by Levex||posted 04-13-2015 03:55 AM||1835 views||7 times favorited||13 comments|
Here is the hanging tool cabinet I built about a year ago. I salvaged the material, red oak, mostly flat sawn, from a an office demo where it had originally been used as window returns. I gathered a healthy stack of boards, all close to 1” thick x 6” wide, in lengths up to 72” long. After running them through my planer I had some decent 3/4” stock to work with.
After the cabinet was assembled I was uncertain how best to outfit it so I built the drawer bank and plane till so that they are not screwed in and are easy to move/remove. This will allow me to reconfigure the cabinet as needed in the future. I’ve made the individual tool holders out of salvaged maple and walnut.
The cabinet is 36” x 36” x 15” deep and hangs off of a french cleat I built into the back. I cut the dovetails with my router and porter cable jig and finished everything with aniline dye and shellac.
Although it’s attractive as many of the ones I’ve seen here on LJ, some of which are works of art, it is sturdy and serves me well. I’m working hard to fill it up. Cheers.