I Built These Two Cabinets for My New Shop

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Project by helluvawreck posted 08-07-2015 08:25 PM 5005 views 18 times favorited 47 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The two hanging tool cabinets (above) are 36 in x 36 in x 13 in deep. They are made out of solid maple hardwood and plywood door panels. They hold a variety of tools and they are near the main workbench and there are 2 more workbenchs below. The next few pictures show several more views of the tools. The cabinets are heavy and are hung with two french cleats for each cabinet. Each french cleat on the wall has several long screws mounted in several studs. In addition to that there are several of the same special screws going into the studs through the 3/4 in cabinet backs. The mounting system is over engineered.

Thanks for looking.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#1 posted 08-07-2015 08:26 PM

WoW Charles, Nice cabinets for a great collection of tools!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 08-07-2015 08:35 PM

Great looking cabinets, nicely crafted!

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#3 posted 08-07-2015 08:44 PM

Preparations for my new shop have begun. It’s always interesting to see what others are doing.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 08-07-2015 08:56 PM



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#5 posted 08-07-2015 09:09 PM

Wow. Those look really nice. Better to be over engineered than sorry later.

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#6 posted 08-07-2015 09:12 PM

Very nice and well oragnized and uncluttered

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#7 posted 08-07-2015 09:13 PM

Great work old friend. You get better and better! ;0)

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#8 posted 08-07-2015 09:32 PM

“The mounting system is over engineered.”
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Yeah, but those suckers sure as heck aint coming down, are they!

Beautiful cabs. Nice job!

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#9 posted 08-07-2015 10:06 PM

Very COOL tool cabinets…

French Cleats… the only way to fly… They are just Super easy and Strong!

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#10 posted 08-07-2015 10:23 PM

Nice organization.
Better Over engineered than having cabinet falling off wall .
I am envious.

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#11 posted 08-07-2015 11:03 PM


Man, Charles, I envy your ability to organize.

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#12 posted 08-07-2015 11:31 PM

Very nicely done

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#14 posted 08-07-2015 11:56 PM

Nice cabinets Charles. Nice tools too.

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#15 posted 08-08-2015 12:06 AM

Nice cabinets and I’d like to borrow a few tools. Great job!

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