Oak Tool Cabinet

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Project by Rockfoot posted 07-23-2015 02:04 AM 1295 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found a local mill and bought a ton of red oak for less that $2/ft. Much of it very straight grain, almost quarter sawn. So, I decided to build this oak tool cabinet. Took most of the summer. Here in Texas it gets pretty hot, so I only spent a few hours each weekend to work on it.

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#1 posted 07-23-2015 03:00 AM

Nice work! Fine place to give your tools some housing.

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#2 posted 07-23-2015 08:17 AM


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#3 posted 07-23-2015 03:43 PM

Very nice tool box!
What part of TX is this mill in? I’m in Corpus but travel a good bit and could make a side trip for lumber of that quality at those kind of prices.

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#4 posted 07-23-2015 04:10 PM

@russde, the mill is in the small town of Sanger which about an hour north of Dallas. They only sell local woods, oak, walnut, hickory, cedar and mesquite. It’s hit or miss on what they have in stock at any given time. This time, they happen to have a bunch of oak and I was able to dig through it to get the best boards. Here’s their website:

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#5 posted 07-23-2015 08:07 PM

Great piece of shop furniture!

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#6 posted 07-23-2015 09:19 PM

Great job. That is a great price for oak.

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#7 posted 07-23-2015 11:27 PM

Another nice project! You seem to be winning the views with these, and justifiably so.

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#8 posted 07-26-2015 12:01 AM

really nice cabinet

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