Power Tool Cabinet

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Project by dgaiken posted 04-15-2016 11:04 PM 1615 views 14 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was able to pick up a free 4×8 sheet of 3/4” particle board on craigslist and since I was tired of seeing all my power tools scattered in the corner of the workbench, I decided to put it to good use. It definitely has its flaws and it came out a little bigger than I had originally thought it would. I like the angled sides for this cabinet because of the drills and nail guns need to be accessible, but now I realized if I want to continue the same design across the wall it may not utilize the space very well, we will see what comes of the next cabinets. Anyways, thanks for looking, I hope you enjoy, and I would love to here everyone’s thoughts!

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#1 posted 04-16-2016 12:06 AM

Looks good! I need to get on making something like this too. I think I would opt for plywood with the humidity where I’m at but you can’t argue with free.

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#2 posted 04-16-2016 09:03 PM

Looks very nice. How did you fasten it to the wall? Can’t tell if the wall is a block wall. We just moved and I have to start a shop from scratch again in our basement. The block walls present a challenge as far as hanging cabinets etc. Thanks for the ideas.

-- Steve - Front Royal, VA

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#3 posted 04-17-2016 02:21 PM

I like it. It incorporates some good ideas. I need to make something similar, but I think I would need to make some changes to fit the shape and size of space I have. Any chance you could provide some dimensions of your cabinet?

-- Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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#4 posted 04-19-2016 03:53 PM

@RichCMD I am currently not at my shop. I won’t be there until this weekend, but once I go I will measure it and post the dimensions. @SteveCherry The wall is regular drywall with studs, but the previous owner did not space the studs correctly or uniformly. So trying to find a stud is an act of congress. I mounted a 2×4 that is the width of the cabinet and then secured it to 2 studs. Then secured the cabinet to it. On top of the cabinet I have large L-Bracket that allows for 4 screws on each side of the “L” and that is secured to a stud. Hope that helps. Thank you everyone for the kind words!

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