Tool Cabinet

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Project by mvflaim posted 01-24-2010 07:20 PM 14667 views 43 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this tool cabinet back in 2001. It’s based off a design by Greg Radley in The Toolbox Book by Taunton Press. Made out of red oak and walnut, the cabinet holds about 300 tools with over 150 of them being antiques. The cabinet was featured in a special edition magazine by Better Homes and Gardens called America’s Best Home Workshops 2009.

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#1 posted 01-24-2010 07:26 PM

Wonderful cabinet. I need to build something similar for my tools…

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 01-24-2010 07:29 PM

Studley look out .Wow what a great tool chest and a most impressive collection of tools too. Very well done.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 01-24-2010 07:30 PM

Wow , this is impressive collection of tools.
Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Not my woodworking

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#4 posted 01-24-2010 07:46 PM

Wow, Just what every shop needs.
Do you have the plans or links for this cabinet?

Thanks for sharing

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#5 posted 01-24-2010 07:47 PM

Saw this one in mentioned book. Beautiful cabinet. I want to build myself one of this type some day.

-- David - Tucson, AZ

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#6 posted 01-24-2010 07:48 PM

Great tool cabinet One of the best I’ve seen !!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#7 posted 01-24-2010 07:57 PM

well, I’m jealous now. Thanks

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#8 posted 01-24-2010 07:57 PM

Great cabinet, and designed for the working LJ who would rather reach for a hanging tool that the tedious blind hunting in drawers. Truly the only way to go! Excellent work! ps what’s behind those doors on the lower half?

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#9 posted 01-24-2010 08:22 PM

You are a very proud woodworker, excellent job on displaying your craft. First rate all the way…Blkcherry

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#10 posted 01-24-2010 09:06 PM

Well Done. A trophy in its self. A magnificent collection of hand tools. Thank you sir for sharing this with us.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#11 posted 01-24-2010 09:35 PM

Hi poopiekat,

I keep my carving chisels, auger bits, saw vise, a small miter box as well as other misc tools in the lower cabinet. It’s nothing more than a box with a middle shelf.

Thanks for the compliments guys!!

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#12 posted 01-24-2010 09:48 PM

Wonderful! Nothing inspires doing things well than being surrounded by excellent craftsmanship.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#13 posted 01-24-2010 09:52 PM


-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#14 posted 01-24-2010 10:18 PM

My oh my, I keep wondering why people use these gorgeous cabinets for TOOLS? I’d have that in my house! Fabulous!


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#15 posted 01-24-2010 10:58 PM

Great cabinet and great hand tools! We love to see both.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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