|Project by HappyHowie||posted 04-12-2017 04:07 AM||619 views||4 times favorited||5 comments|
Today I completed my Roll Around Tool Cabinet project.
This cabinet was made from a Woodsmith plan I had located and considered building over a year ago. There were a few features and construction methods that I changed in my build. This project was a great learning experience for me.
Woodsmith painted their cabinet. I decided to use a TransTint dye recipe that I found in a Charles Neil Custom Color recipe book I had purchased from his woodworking site. I built this project from simple materials of poplar hardwood as well as maple and Baltic Birch plywood. The mahogany looking dye really made my cabinet look like it was made from more expensive hardwoods. If I had not put casters on this cabinet, it could have easily gone into my master bedroom and would have fit in nicely with my bedroom furniture. That was not the intent of using dye. I simply wanted to test my skill set of using dye recipes in my projects. The result I got was a great experience.
I won’t be hesitant in using these cheaper, “paint only” graded hardwoods for fine furniture projects with my future projects because of the positive results I got with this dye recipe.
I have plenty of storage room to grow within this tool cabinet. The accessibility I gained is tremendous. Now I can simply wheel this cabinet close to my workbench or assembly table so I can easily select the tool needed. When done I can park this cabinet out of the way into a close quarter.
I will be organizing my shop now around this cabinet . I believe I will gain back a lot of wall space by the time I am done.
Also I must thank all of those members here on Lumberjocks who have given me support on in this build. I appreciate all the great advice and encouragement I receive from this membership. Thank you.
-- --- Happy Howie