|Project by KMT||posted 02-21-2011 09:23 PM||17079 views||45 times favorited||24 comments|
Just finished this,
Slant front Tool Cabinet and Chest
I Built it using 3/4” Maple plywood for cabinet cases , recycled Maple hardwood flooring for edging trim and drawer fronts. Drawers bodys are G1S plywood.
The plans came from Shop Notes Magazine, Setting Up Shop issue. I found the plans for the base cabinet to be very accurate and well detailed. Everything fit as described in the instructions.
The upper tool chest instructions were not as good, vague to say the least. I especially had problems with the drawer slides. ( after the glue was dry! ) But adjustments were made, (some call them cover ups) and it all works well.
I finished it with Minwax light oak stain for some color and 4 coats of Varathane semi gloss
I’m going to fit tools in now and put dividers in drawers as needed.
All in all I’m very pleased with the outcome and may build a couple more of the base units with flat tops.
A good learning experience.
-- - Martin