|Project by poopiekat||posted 01-11-2016 01:29 AM||1806 views||5 times favorited||13 comments|
I have been trying to come up with a design for intensified tool storage for quite a while. I first wanted to make a wall cabinet with folding doors, similar in design to the “Studley” tool chest. Problem with that design is the wasted space for swinging the doors open. Just dead air space.
I wanted to make a wall structure with panels that slide laterally, like those hardware fastener displays, but cripes the slide parts cost a fortune!
So, I realized, after looking at the counter at NAPA how a 6-foot run of catalogs was organized.
And voila! Bi-fold door hardware!
So I assembled seven shadow boxes, pegboard wrapped in hardwood.
Using upper and lower pivots from closet bi-folds, the doors swing quite well. The lower pivots are sunk into finishing washers, the tops simply pop into pre-drilled 1/4” holes.
I’ve only laid out a preliminary tool placement for photo purposes. The shadow boxes will get another sanding and a final coat of shellac.
I use both sides of the pegboard, which doubles the capacity! Not too much of a problem with hooks protruding from the other side.
The individual panels open to about 110 degrees, sufficient for easy access.
This way, I have 42 SF of pegboard storage in a 48” W by 36” high alcove.
Hope you like it!
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