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Project by edwood1975 posted 11-28-2016 10:20 PM 863 views 12 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been working on my workshop bucket list and it was time to build a wall mounted cabinet for my growing router bit and accessories collection… I will be upgrading my router cabinet in the new year but right now I am working on trying to centralize all my tools into there respective homes.

I got the inspiration for this project on the Wordsmith shop where they designed a cabinet that also had a drop down table as you see below.. but to be honest I have no need for the drop down table so I came up with my own design…

http://www.woodsmithplans.com/assets/img/plans/router-bit-cabinet/photo-large.jpg

I have included all my Sketchup models t show dimensions and ultimately how it goes together.

Here you can see the main unit with the doors opened

This is an exploded view if the cabinet carcass

I am referencing where the dado are placed in the sides of the cabinet


This is a stand alone model of the doors, they are basically 1×4 lumber with a series of dados in the them to receive the bit shelves, the front is just a dado placed to receive the 1/4” plywood panel


Here is an exploded view of the box although my drawing used finger/box joints I didn’t because my ginger joint jig broke and I reverted to the tried and trusted butt joints with decorative screw inserts.

Materials needed:
4×8x 3/4” plywood (because this is only a shop project I used sanded ply)
(4) 1×4 pine board for the doors
4×8x1/4’ lywood (this is for the boxes and the door panels)

I hope you like it it was a fun build and it affords me so much storage space for a very much utilized tool where its accessories are growing by the day.

-- Ed





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#1 posted 11-28-2016 10:56 PM

Well done Ed! Nothing better than having your tools organized. I see you have a little helper in the shop!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#2 posted 11-28-2016 11:25 PM

Very nice. Added to my favorites for when I have “extra time” :)

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#3 posted 11-28-2016 11:45 PM



Well done Ed! Nothing better than having your tools organized. I see you have a little helper in the shop!

- woodshaver (Tony)


Thanks Tony yup that’s my soon to be 4 year old son ..I love when he helps me but he is still intimidated by the noise of all the big machines

-- Ed

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#4 posted 11-29-2016 03:22 PM

Very nice cabinet

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#5 posted 11-29-2016 05:22 PM

This router cabinet is a great organizer for your shop. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#6 posted 11-29-2016 07:17 PM

Beautiful solution for organisation. I’m also full of ideas but lack of space in shop.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 11-29-2016 09:48 PM

Very nicely done Ed !
Centralizing tools and their related equipment has been something I have been trying to do and you definitely hit the mark with this project.
Thank you for sharing your design and the build.
Eric

-- Eric, central Florida

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#8 posted 11-30-2016 12:40 AM



Very nicely done Ed !
Centralizing tools and their related equipment has been something I have been trying to do and you definitely hit the mark with this project.
Thank you for sharing your design and the build.
Eric

- Woodwrecker


Thanks Eric when I first joined this forum this was your advise in setting up shop and whenever I see an opportunity I follow your advise .. but 2 years in and a lot of my shops usable space is running out

-- Ed

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#9 posted 12-03-2016 02:27 AM

Great job. Never enough storage space.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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