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Project by Kelster58 posted 01-21-2018 04:32 PM 4051 views 9 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a lot of screws and hardware that I have accumulated in my shop and I wanted some drawers for tool storage. I put these together. Not perfect but they do the trick. 10 sheets of 3/4” and 5 sheets of 1/2”. I used the cheaper plywood from the box stores. Didn’t pony up the money for Birch or Maple plywood. Probably a mistake. It took extra time to deal with warped plywood and voids. The cheaper materials affected the fit and finish. Overall I am happy with how it turned out. I used 3/4” on the back and cut dadoes, rabbets, and grooves for the vertical and horizontal supports for added support. I have plans on AutoCAD if anyone has interest.

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 01-21-2018 04:34 PM

WOW that is a BIG storage cabinet!! Nice build though and you have some room to expand. Great addition to your shop and well organized.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Ron Aylor

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#2 posted 01-21-2018 04:47 PM

Very nice. I do hope you have an index … I would definitely forget into what drawer I put whatever I was looking for! LOL!

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#3 posted 01-21-2018 05:43 PM

That’s WAY to Neat! ..lol.. Nice work Keister! Well Done!

Rick

-- It is not necessary for Some People to turn OFF the LIGHT to be IN the DARK! (Ontario, CANADA)

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#4 posted 01-21-2018 05:44 PM

Yup, nice, Go Big or go home!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#5 posted 01-21-2018 06:07 PM

Very well done, nice design and use of available space.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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AlmostRetired

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#6 posted 01-21-2018 06:19 PM

Looks like you can store more than just hardware in that thing.

Nice job.

Roger

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Hermit

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#7 posted 01-22-2018 01:44 AM

Well done. I bet you’re glad you’re done with that project! I know I would be.

-- I'm like the farmer's duck. If it don't rain, I'll walk.

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Bobsboxes

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#8 posted 01-22-2018 04:15 AM

Lots of drawers, great storage, what’s not to like.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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robscastle

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#9 posted 01-22-2018 08:38 AM

Certainly an impressive construction

They look fit for purpose so dont be concerned abut cosmetics.
Now a question:-

I did try to work it out for myself but was not sucesssful so.
What is the round pipe capped off below the yellow containers?

BTW
1. I spotted an angle grinder or two as I snooped about looking for the answer !!
2. You must be single I would not be able to get away with stashing tools on my enclosed veranda, the wife “owns ” that for sewing!!

-- Regards Rob

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LittleBlackDuck

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#10 posted 01-22-2018 10:08 AM

That is neat K’58... literally NEAT!

Now all you need is a sophisticated Dewey system to find which drawer you hid that bottle of scotch…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#11 posted 01-22-2018 11:16 AM

No doubt something to do with your nephews Huey, and Louie LBD

-- Regards Rob

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Jeff

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#12 posted 01-22-2018 03:10 PM

This is great. Giving me some ideas. Some say you can never have too many tools. A corollary is that you can never have too many drawers to store all those tools.

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 01-22-2018 03:23 PM

This is an excellent example of ‘wall unit’ shop storage. It’s well done and it’s a wonderful addition to your shop. Congratulations!

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#14 posted 01-22-2018 07:34 PM

Incredible…..I love having my stuff organized! You have a lot of work and money tied up in that, but you have a great result…thanks for showing.

-- Mike

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#15 posted 01-22-2018 08:54 PM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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