Doubled door upper cabinet, ultimate tool & blade storage.

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Project by savannah505 posted 03-18-2010 07:11 PM 3450 views 11 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi buddies – A while ago I was talking with Bill ( buffalo689 ) about storing clamps, and I told him to look at mine that I posted awhile back. I told him I should show how I store saw blades in little space along with other more sensitive tools, ( micrometers, chisels, things to protect, etc. ) This is a 4 door system with with 2 doors stacked on top of each other. The hinges, have to be very strong, so I used leaf hinges for interior house doors, then catches hold the 2 doors together, and a spring loaded catch to hold the doubled door sets to the cabinet. So I just reach between the 3 in. gap between the doors and just push the lever, and they pop open. The greatest thing is the ability to hold such a variety of tools and saw blades in safety and organized. Right now my dado blades are on the table saw, or they’d be up there to. I used 1/4” masonite for outer door face, and the panel in the inside doors. 3/4” birch ply make up the door frames and the cabinet. Made custom easy tool holders out of scrap wood, and for the blades, I split 5/8” nuts with a hacksaw to keep a low profile, and with a split nut, on each side of hole, I tightened a 2/12” piece of 5/8” all thread. Now you can place saw blades nice and safe with a full 5/8” nut securing it to panel. For pegboard hook usage, I just drilled for the peghook where needed to hang that particular tool. The panel in the inner doors is dadoed in place. Doors are 3” deep each, X 30” Tall X21”wide. Cabinet is 30”High X 45” wide X 12” deep. Make whatever size you want, just leave at leas 3” between doors to get your hand in there easily to release back latch. This is the 3rd one I’ve made and gave 2 away, one to my dad, and a good friend. Hope this helps someone. Have a great day y’all. – Dan

-- Dan Wiggins

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#1 posted 03-18-2010 07:22 PM

Great use of space Dan

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

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#2 posted 03-18-2010 07:46 PM

Thank you sir !

-- bill

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#3 posted 03-18-2010 09:21 PM

Very nice!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#4 posted 03-18-2010 09:21 PM

That looks WAY simpler than the design I was beating on (nested door inside the cab, piano hinge, not good…)

You might just have changed my design, and of course I will change yours if I put it to use…

I am trying to contain small parts bins, THEN put the doors with the tools over that…

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#5 posted 03-19-2010 04:31 AM

Very nice Dan,
It looks like a very useful cabinet, we all could use some extra space were ever we can find it!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#6 posted 04-27-2010 03:28 AM

great idea i may have to copy that

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#7 posted 04-27-2010 03:45 AM

neat idea on the double doors, i like that.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#8 posted 05-22-2010 07:00 AM

Great idea with the double doors. This is one of those times where everybody can say, we learned something new.
Nice !!!

-- If you work you eat - If you don't work, you eat, drink, and sleep.

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#9 posted 05-22-2010 07:06 AM

great storage

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 01-22-2012 02:14 AM

Really cool idea with the double door. I’m trying to come up with ideas for storage and this would be great.

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