Hanging tool Cabinet

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Project by Brian posted 11-01-2010 03:21 AM 12997 views 53 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this cabinet to store my hand tools, all of the material except the hinges was recycled. The case is pine, the door panels are box elder, most of the tool holders are maple. The painted panels are 3/4” plywood to make moving the holders around easier.

This was my first attempt at dovetails on a project so you’ll have to forgive any gaps. The pulls are homemade out of 3/16” rod and cotter pins.

I finished the outside with a couple of coats of shellac, no finish on the inside.

-- Brian, Jericho Vermont

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#1 posted 11-01-2010 04:04 AM

Great job Brian! I love it. In particular, the layout and custom, maple tool holders. Thanks for sharing.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 11-01-2010 04:05 AM

Super job well done

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 11-01-2010 04:07 AM

Beauty! A real show piece.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#4 posted 11-01-2010 04:42 AM

Wow, great cabinet! Those dove tails look good to me. Nothing to apologize for here. Rand

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#5 posted 11-01-2010 05:16 AM

It sure looks sturdy. Congratulations on a job well done and a peice you will enjoy for many years.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#6 posted 11-01-2010 05:29 AM

It takes a lot of time to plan a layout for all your tools. I built my cabinet years ago and still need a good layout. Yours looks great! Well done!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 11-01-2010 05:49 AM

Very nice.

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#8 posted 11-01-2010 02:05 PM


-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 11-01-2010 04:01 PM

Great looking organization.. Well done..

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#10 posted 11-06-2010 02:48 AM

Wow now that is a cabinet, very well done !!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#11 posted 11-08-2010 04:34 PM

Amazing tool chest. This is what I’m looking to build for my shop as well.

Brian, would you mind sharing the Length/Width/Depth dimentions if possible so we can get a better grasp of it’s size?

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#12 posted 11-08-2010 05:04 PM

Agreed: GREAT job.

Simple, clean, highly functional.

From my seat, looks like you did a heck of a job on your dovetails, too !

-- -- Neil

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#13 posted 11-08-2010 05:06 PM

That’s a very nice tool box that you have built there. Nothing short about it at all. Good job.

-- 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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#14 posted 11-10-2010 02:32 AM

Nice looking tool cabinet, Brian.

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#15 posted 11-27-2010 06:15 PM

Now that’s action pack, just a great arrangement in such a small space.

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