Tool Cabinet Base

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Project by Jeremy Greiner posted 02-14-2011 03:26 AM 1596 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a wheeled base to my tool cabinet here:

I tried a completely new process for making cabinet style peices and so far I’m happy with the new system. I know a lot of pro cabinet shops use pre-finished plywood and I totally get why it’s a huge pain to varnish the cabinet once it’s all glued together (spraying may be easy I dunno). So from that I decided to pre-finish my own cabinet panels before glueing them together and after this attempt I can say I’ll always do that in the future for cabinets. It made everything easier.

It takes a little more preptime to sand and dry fit everything, then you tape up the areas that will be glued so the varnish doesn’t prevent the glue from taking hold. The tape worked out perfectly, there was a minor varnish spot here and there but a quick sanding with a course sanding block in that area cleaned it up.

So if you haven’t tried this for your cabinet style projects, I highly recomend it .. it makes it much easier to produce a well varnished product.

Now to make some add ons like specific tool organizers and some drawers.


-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer:

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#1 posted 02-14-2011 05:08 AM

Looks great… look forward to see how you make use of the space inside the cabinet.

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#2 posted 02-14-2011 04:09 PM

Nice job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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