|Project by stefang||posted 07-17-2010 07:13 PM||5025 views||2 times favorited||19 comments|
I have 4 air guns. 1 for staples, 1 for car lug nuts and 2 nailer’s. I’ve had them stored on the shelves in the plastic suitcases they came in. This takes a lot of space and they aren’t conveniently at hand when they are needed. This results in them being underused.
I have very little wall space to just hang them, just 20”, so I decided to build a cabinet for that little space between my bandsaw and the drillpress. I wanted to store all four tools plus the nails, staples and lug bolt sockets and extension. This little cabinet does that.
The whole thing is made out of pine. Most of the wood is recycled shelving materials. The drawer is joined with box joints cut on my scroll saw. They took about 15 minutes to mark and cut and they fit perfect, so I just had to glue them up straight off the saw. The drawer front is a separate piece screwed on. The drawer bottom and the main door panel were ply backing under some oak panels on my son’s old kitchen bar (I knew I could use that some day!). The door frame is mitered and rabbited on the back where the panel is inset and glued on. The drawer bottom is just glued and nailed on. Oh, and I almost forgot. I hung it on a French cleat just to please you French cleat fans.
Now I am planning to improve my whole workshop storage to make things easier to get at and to free up space wherever I can. Meanwhile I will probably be doing a lot of nailing!
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.