shop tool cabinet

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Project by Sawdust posted 1648 days ago 1689 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I can’t afford any of those fancy tool chest cabinets. Someone gave me this old chest with the drawers missing. Gluing up some old shop scraps of maple, ash, cherry, pine, and walnut, I made new drawers and pulls. It made a nice tool chest.

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#1 posted 1648 days ago

great recycling
and it will do the job
until you have built
your own cabinet


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#2 posted 1648 days ago

In my eyes – No such thing as too much storage in a shop.. Looks good

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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Bob Kollman

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#3 posted 1648 days ago

If it meets your needs it’s good enough!! It’s good to save things from the
trash pile. With your dove tail work maybe that cabinet will relive another 50 years!!!
Good work Mister…..

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#4 posted 1648 days ago

Nice save and repurpose…

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#5 posted 1648 days ago

Nice use of recycled cabinet and lumber scraps.
A great thing about woodworking is that you can take lumber and build what you need. I just built a router table cabinet from scraps of walnut, oak and hickory that have been sitting in my shop. I didn’t want to throw them away and eventually knew they would come in useful for something.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#6 posted 1648 days ago

Very “green” project.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#7 posted 1648 days ago

Great idea! Nice Job!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#8 posted 1648 days ago

OOHH RAH! adapt, overcome,improvise…sucess will follow. That’s cool, and best yet…FREE!

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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#9 posted 1648 days ago

Thats the way we all should do, recycle… very nice

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#10 posted 1648 days ago

Great job, thanks.

-- Walt, Ohio

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#11 posted 1647 days ago

Love it!~

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