Workbench End Shallow Storage Cabinet

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Project by Bricofleur posted 10-03-2017 03:35 PM 939 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Basement or small workshops can always benefit from more storage. Does it ring a bell ?

To get more storage close to the workbench I came up with this shallow pegboard cabinet that sits at one end of the workbench (think French cleats). On the three pegboard panels I’ll be able to hang more tools and accessories at arm’s reach.

The hollow back, as well as the hollow door allow me to add pegboard hooks anywhere, in and out. Standard spring loaded cabinet hinges keep the door closed without the need for a catcher. If you take a closer look you will notice the solid red oak edge banding around the perimeter of the door.

For more construction details and photos, take a look at this page of my blog.

Thanks for looking.


-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#1 posted 10-03-2017 04:56 PM

This is a nice practical tool cabinet. Congratulations.

-- 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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#2 posted 10-03-2017 05:23 PM

Hello Serge

A cool idea and a good work as usual !!

I want to see this cabinet full of tools !!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#3 posted 10-03-2017 06:41 PM


Will you ever run out of ideas? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 10-04-2017 01:02 AM

That is a great idea I can see a lot of uses for that on my future bench.

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#5 posted 10-04-2017 07:09 AM

Looks like the door must not miss the bottom of that vise by much… good job cutting it close but clear.

-- -- Jim, Cumberland,RI -- Life is all the other stuff you do when you're not in the shop. -

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#6 posted 10-04-2017 12:58 PM

@ JRAP : Optical illusion. The door misses the vise by far, reason why it opens to the right though.


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#7 posted 10-05-2017 02:19 PM

Thinking of something similiar, but now seeing it on a french cleat so it can be removed if needed is the way to go.

Nice Job

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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#8 posted 10-09-2017 12:21 PM

yeup thats how you save space with creative ideas… very well thought and executed buddy !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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