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Project by Kent Shepherd posted 1441 days ago 6423 views 25 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In my on-going quest to organize my home shop, her’s my lastest project. I have several of the Stanley organizers, and was constantly pulling all of them from the shelf they were stacked on to get to the one I needed. Since that got really old, I came up with this. There are individual strips dadoed into the sides for each one to rest on. They basically become pull out drawers.

Before you ask—-There is no Bubunga or Flame Maple. This is built totally from cheap scraps.
Even the 3/4” back is 2 strips of fir plywood biscuit- joined together to make a piece wide enough.
The sides and top are fir plywood with poplar for all the trim. Even the wheels and pipe handle were junk pieces I had laying around. Black Lacquer finish.

Thanks for looking

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#1 posted 1441 days ago

I have the same problem, but I don’t need it to be mobile. I’m in the process of making something like that in two or three pieces to sit in my storage shelves against the wall.
Nice job!
Looks factory made!


-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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#2 posted 1441 days ago

Nice idea and I like the look of your finished paint job : )

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#3 posted 1441 days ago

Cool idea!

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

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Rick Dennington

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#4 posted 1441 days ago

Hi Kent,

Once again, you’ve come through on a good project….. Stellar job on the construction and build, too..
I like the moblie thought behind it….easy to move around, and the color is very classy…...
One thing you need, I think, is some labels on the front of each box, so you’ll know what’s in each one
without having to guess, or pull each one out to see the contents…..That’s what I do with all my fishing
gear, like crankbaits, plastic baits, etc…. I just print the lables on my computer, and stick ‘em on. I use the
white mailing labels (1”x 2 /58”) like they sell at Wal-Mart, Staples, etc…...Works good…...

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#5 posted 1441 days ago

Hi Kent,Nice job on your storage cabinet.I have built 3 similar for my wife and her friend for their crafts.same type of containers

-- Bill in Mich

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#6 posted 1441 days ago

Hi Kent. I do also have some stanley organizers.

Mine are actually disorganized
SInce all are perfectly equal, I mark the handles of each of them to let me know the contents.
I do have a paper indicating which mark means what contents. Usually that paper is hanging about somewhere in the shop. So I always have hard time to know which organizer open to find something.

I think I will need to fix a sticker in the handles, instead of marking them.

Do you have the same problem with the paper hanging about? lol

-- Back home. Fernando

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#7 posted 1441 days ago

I’ve seen pianos that don’t have a black lacquer finish that nice.

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#8 posted 1441 days ago

Nothing I love better than overly fancy shop furniture. I’ve been known to make a piece or two myself.

Nice job, Kent!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 1441 days ago

Awesome job on your cabinet, I made something very similar for my shop. However i have drawers in mine. I am going to build another one like yours but atach it to the wall, I have several of those stanley boxes and all my nut and bolts are unorganized. Excellent work. Thanks for the posting.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#10 posted 1441 days ago

COOL JOB! Terrific!

I’m glad I’m not the only one to glue pieces of plywood together… for something more useful!

Finish is really COOL… Spray can stuff? What?
... looks like metal or plastic! NICE!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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Kent Shepherd

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#11 posted 1441 days ago

Thanks guys

Rick, I was planning to do the labels. Just never got around to it.

JJohnston, I’ve actually done pianos in the past. I guess the mentality stays with you—Thanks

Joe, I used a Binks Model 2001 gun on a 2 qt pressure pot. I used to paint professionaly so I still have pretty good equipment.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#12 posted 1441 days ago

WOW! That’s pro equipment!


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#13 posted 1441 days ago

I like that better than if it was made of bubinga and flame maple… very Chic

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#14 posted 1441 days ago

I made something similar to that recently on a much smaller scale that sits on one of my work benches. For mine, I used the Plano boxes with adjustable bins like would be used in a fishing tackle box. It helped to save lots of space. Yours is much nicer than mine. Very well done.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#15 posted 1441 days ago

look great Kent
and if you need to take it on a jobsite ,a dovel right thrugh all the handles
wuold lock the hole construction

thankĀ“s for sharing it


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