|Project by poopiekat||posted 07-11-2016 03:11 PM||2495 views||4 times favorited||13 comments|
This is a cabinet I made as the latest, and hopefully the LAST revision to the tool storage problem in the Poopiekat workshop. My goal was to use up as much of my salvage, scrap and hardware and spend as little as possible.
I am putting aside all my surplus vintage tools, I mean does anyone really need six Stanley sliding T-bevels? My aim here was to select my favorite old tools that I use often, (that process is continuing) and make them instantly
at hand. I designed this to use space as efficient as possible, using a footprint of only six square feet in my tiny workshop.
The cabinet sits on a 24” low table I made from salvaged white oak legs from somebody’s wood pile, using angular brackets inside the apron perimeter. Reason for a table is that I’m just not able to access stuff stored way down low. I will start on my Anarchist-styled toolbox which will sit on casters, so I can roll it out to retrieve less-used tools. The table top was from an old chicken coop which was out to the weather for a couple of years. I wanted a drawer that would accommodate a few 24” items, a couple of Starret and Brown&Sharp rulers, huge turnscrews and other things beyond the capacity of most drawers.
The cabinet body is 55” high, 15” deep, with doors adding another 5 ” to the depth. I really prefer pegboard as much as possible, and this cabinet employs components from an earlier pegboard project. There’s an extra, swing-out saw till, a pull-out platform for my block planes, and six drawers for my assortment of must-haves, like Vix bits, scrapers, and other easy-to-lose doohickeys.
Either this works, or it’s back to the ol’ drawing table for another effort!
Hope you like!
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