Hardware storage cabinet

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Project by 559dustdesigns posted 08-06-2010 09:57 AM 2798 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built a large hardware storage cabinet to house an assortment of fine thread bolts.
My friend builds custom cars in his shop.
In order to secure these expensive nuts, bolts, and washers, he hired me to build a cabinet to lock them up when he isn’t around.
The assortment came with a large blue rack with a lot of bins for all the different fasteners.
This rack is made in three parts that slide right into my cabinet.
If you’ve followed my blog, I built the Table saw island for the same shop and friend.
I built this shelf out of lite Mdf and some birch plywood.
I also put some scraps of pine for the very bottom base, just in case the floor got wet.
I challenged myself with the paneled doors, I have never built cabinet doors this big or with multiple panels.
These doors are nothing special, but I enjoyed putting in a little more effort to get a nicer looking set of doors.
To best support these 74”x 19” doors I used three pair of concealed hinges.
You will notice I came up with a last minute idea to make a hidden compartment in the top of the cabinet.
The bottom of the compartment has birch plywood too.
This monster cabinet measures 83” x40.5” and 14.5” deep.
For more information on this project, check out my blog entries on this project.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#1 posted 08-06-2010 10:17 AM

Great looking Cabinet! Should Serve him well for yrs! Well done!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 08-06-2010 11:31 AM

There are deinitely challenges that go with making bigger case goods, especially doors. Nice job on both projects for your friend.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#3 posted 08-06-2010 03:08 PM

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 08-06-2010 04:28 PM

That is an awesome cabinet! Great job all around. I can’t see the hidden cabinet, so I guess you accomplished your goal with that. I’m getting ready to make my first raised panel door for a little bathroom cabinet. Any good tips before I start?

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#5 posted 08-06-2010 06:11 PM

This is certainly an elegant hardware cabinet. If I made I think my wife would try to take it from the shop and use it as an armoire.

-- Glen

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#6 posted 08-06-2010 08:14 PM

That is one nice shop cabinet.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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