Tool Storage

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Project by JoshTKD posted 04-15-2009 12:06 AM 3096 views 12 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My father helped a great deal with this project. We made it based off plans in one of the wood workers magazines he gets. It has nine different pegboard surfaces, 4 doors, and 7 small bins.

Here’s the story behind it:

This storage cabinet was part of my Christmas present from my father. When I returned home for Christmas (three days after I purchased a house with my fiancee) my father had cut all the lumber to size for this cabinet. We spent a day making the joints, the dado cuts, and assembling the small bins. When Christmas was over he sent it all with me to the house along with the hinges. Finally these last two weeks I had some free time to seal the cabinet, mount the hinges, and place it on the wall. It went on the wall on Saturday and Dad was over to help me mount it. Now I have a place for everything and everything in its place…

... well not everything but it’s a great start.

The orange dead blow hammer belongs to my fiancee; she is very possessive of it.

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#1 posted 04-15-2009 12:30 AM

Josh, Very nice! Thanks for sharing.

We’re moving to a new house in a few weeks.and I have a perfect wall for a tool cabinet just like that.

Thanks for the great idea!

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#2 posted 04-15-2009 12:35 AM

Josh, welcome to LJs. You’re off to a good start. I also really like tool cabinet and will in all likelihood build one similar. Lots of storage in a very compact space. Luvit!!

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#3 posted 04-15-2009 12:46 AM

Good job


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#4 posted 04-15-2009 01:40 AM

Nice compact storage cabinet. I built one similar to that but mine is 36” tall X 6” deep and 8’ long with doors on it . Storage inside and on both sides of the door. I need to post it with my shop pictures sometime soon I hope.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#5 posted 04-15-2009 01:49 AM

Josh, that is a nice cabinet. It provides a ton of storage for hand tools and occupies a relatively small amount of space. But you are right it doesn’t hold them all however you are indeed off to a good start. Sounds like you need a few more of these in your shop. :)

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 04-15-2009 02:15 AM

A nice cabinet. I also wanted to make one of these, so it gives me a good idea for it. Thanks.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#7 posted 04-15-2009 05:19 AM

Cool tool storage nice father son story

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#8 posted 04-15-2009 04:30 PM

I saw this in the wood magazine jigs and projects book my daughter bought me while I was in the hospital around xmas. Very cool, I’ve been thinking of making one now I think I will. You sold me on the idea. Thanks. Nice job.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 07-15-2011 06:04 AM

It looks great. I need to build one. Where can I find the drawings?

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#10 posted 07-15-2011 06:12 AM

Looks great! Everyone needs one of these in their shop!

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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