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Project by Jeremy Greiner posted 1290 days ago 2495 views 18 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished my tool cabinet today it’s from wood magazine, worked out pretty well though I’ve learned somethings I will do different on my next cabinet based project. Most importantly the varnishing, I plan to varnish before glueing everything together. I have a really hard time varnishing these large cabinets once they are assembled just because they have to be sitting on the floor just for me to reach the inside center area.

I made a few mistakes but they’re all cosmetic things, nothing that prevents it from being an awesome tool cabinet. I used 2 coats of shelac to finish it, I would have liked to use more but it was such a pain to varnish this thing I decided 2 coats was good enough.

Now I need to build the shell of the tool chest that this will be mounted on top of.

-jeremy

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer: http://www.1024studios.com/cuttingboard.html





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nobuckle

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#1 posted 1290 days ago

Very cool. You’ve got all kinds of room in there. I won’t take long to fill it. Which volume of Wood Magazine?

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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steliart

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#2 posted 1290 days ago

Very nice.
I remember this from the magazine, I have done the same cabinet but I cheated, I simplify the double pegboard doors with a single plywood door. Still the same storing area but just plain.
Very well build

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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devann

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#3 posted 1290 days ago

Pretty cool. I drew up plans for one almost the same 2-3 years ago and have never gotten around to it. My plan is to have a plywood back and pegboard sides with a place to hang some of those plastic bins under the bottom. Thanks for posting the pictures, now maybe I’ll get to it.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 1289 days ago

Nice job on this, I saw the same article and thought of building it. Well done!

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

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GaryD

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#5 posted 1289 days ago

Nice looking cabinet. Thanks for posting

-- 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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Splinterman

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#6 posted 1289 days ago

Looking good…nice job.

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bigike

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#7 posted 1289 days ago

great work, now time to fill it that’s gonna be another project. LOL ;)

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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dbhost

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#8 posted 1288 days ago

Very nice build!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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greglwood

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#9 posted 1288 days ago

I’ve been wanting to make one ever since I saw it in the magazine. Post us a few pics after you put some stuff in it.

-- Greg, Tennessee, http://www.sawstopcentral.com

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Jeremy Greiner

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#10 posted 1286 days ago

@nobuckle
Sorry for the long delay, it was wood magazine issue #172

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer: http://www.1024studios.com/cuttingboard.html

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woodspar

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#11 posted 1286 days ago

How are you going to hang it? French cleat?

-- John

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Jeremy Greiner

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#12 posted 1286 days ago

@woodspar,
Originally that was the plan, but I had difficulty finding a good place to hang it so I made a cabinet for it to sit on http://lumberjocks.com/projects/44357 .. I’m going to add some drawers and such to the bottom portion.

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer: http://www.1024studios.com/cuttingboard.html

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azipin

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#13 posted 1244 days ago

I intruduced this site from my friend. I worked in capentry shop in Korea. Nice to meet this site…

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 1244 days ago

That’s really nice and it looks like it will hold a lot of tools.

-- 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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