Large Rolling Tool Cabinet

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Project by Knightrider posted 04-16-2015 05:09 AM 2186 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this just small enough to get through the door of my basement shop – 76” high x 48” wide by 24” deep… I build all my shop cabinets on wheels for clean up and just in case I want to set up shop somewhere else down the road, and it will help keep them dry if the basement were to ever flood! My favorite feature is the pull out work surface with the inset pencil tray!

-- Chris Knight - West Michigan -

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#1 posted 04-16-2015 05:45 AM

Very Nice! Wish I had the room, would borrow your ideas.

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#2 posted 04-16-2015 10:36 AM

Nicely conceived and executed. Very Nice!

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#3 posted 04-16-2015 12:58 PM


-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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#4 posted 04-16-2015 01:18 PM

this may be one of the nicest tool cabinets I have seen posted.

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#5 posted 04-16-2015 01:19 PM

That is a very nice cabinet. Very well thought out and built! One to be real proud of!!

Way to go, Chris…..................................Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 04-16-2015 01:29 PM

Nice job. Like the pull out work surface/pencil tray.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#7 posted 04-16-2015 02:31 PM

I just cannot believe these people who make these glorious cabinets for tools!!!! I want them in my HOUSE!!!! Very very nice!!!!!


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#8 posted 04-16-2015 05:45 PM

Very nice. Can you post a picture of how you did your drawer “runners”? I have been looking at different ways to do that.

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#9 posted 04-16-2015 11:38 PM

That is really beautiful and very useful, I want one!
Nice work!

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

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#10 posted 04-17-2015 03:17 AM

I just cannot believe these people who make these glorious cabinets for tools!!!! I want them in my HOUSE!!!! Very very nice!!!!!




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#11 posted 04-17-2015 05:53 AM

Thanks everybody! My shop cabinets are made with cut-offs or low grade materials (when I have to buy them), but I do try to make them as nice as I can. It helps inspire me when I can look around the shop and be proud of my set-up.

Blazerdog – Here’s a pic of my drawer runners.

I generally use 3/4 ply for the side panels so I have enough thickness to cut a dado for the runner to slide in (I’m cheap – see above). I typically don’t worry about any kind of a stop to keep the drawer from sliding too far, unless it’s a very shallow drawer.

-- Chris Knight - West Michigan -

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#12 posted 04-17-2015 11:39 PM

clever design and you’re right my first thought was “I want a pull out desk top too!”

-- Greg Simon

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#13 posted 12-24-2015 01:51 PM

Chris, this is a great tool cabinet for anyone’s shop. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#14 posted 12-24-2015 01:57 PM

Nice cabinet. You’ll get a lot of utility out of it and I too like the pull-out work surface.

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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