|Project by Mark Whitsitt||posted 05-14-2010 03:32 PM||21400 views||44 times favorited||20 comments|
So, my shop space is generally shared with a Honda Odyssey and a Ford F-150, so everything needs to be mobile and “tuck-away-able”. Now, this presents an issue as far as set up time when I want to work in the garage, but it’s working out ok…
Wall space in the garage is pretty much taken up with lawn tools and sports equipment, so a wall covered with pegboard is not an easy option either. But then I saw NBeener post of his Spinner Rack!!! What a great idea! So props to Neil for this idea!
The idea to use the mover’s dolly as the mobile base was a stroke of genius! You can typically get one of these at the Harbor Freight for around $15. Just try to buy 4 casters for that kind of money at the HD or Lowe’s! I happened to have one gathering dust in the garage, so I decided to put it to good use…
I expanded NBeener’s idea vertically, and internally. My mobile cabinet is 6’ tall (plus the height of the mover’s dolly). This gives me ample space for the tools I use most regularly and don’t want to have to walk all the way across the garage to grab.
The second major change I made is to add 4 drawers (2 each side) to the cabinet. The usefulness of this is probably self evident.
Construction is with 2×2’s, 1/2” BC plywood, MDF, and 1/4” pegboard. I joined the cross supports to the vertical members with Kreg pocket holes & screws to save space and avoid having too many screw heads showing on the ends.
I also made the drawers and box with Kreg pocket holes/screws. It was this work that taught me the criticality of “squareness”!
I originally designed this to have doors on the narrow faces like NBeener’s, but decided doors would get in the way when I wanted to open them, so I dropped that idea when it came time to put them on.
I have a Sketchup model of this project if you’re interested… just drop me a message and I’ll email it to you.
it doesn’t exactly represent what I ended up building, but it was a great way to “build it” before building it!!
All the best!
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