Tool storage cabinet

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Project by Douger posted 03-08-2011 10:57 PM 3235 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I needed a place to store some tools within easy reach, and I needed some small drawers to hold odds ‘n’ ends, so I decided to slap together a quick ‘n’ dirty tool cabinet. The four sides are made from a quarter-sheet of 3/4” birch plywood, and I also bought a quarter-sheet of pegboard. The dividers and drawers are made from scrap wood I had laying around the shop. I milled the drawer stock to half an inch thick. The whole thing is hung on the wall with a French cleat. I might add doors on the front at some point, to keep the dust out.

-- Doug, Kansas,

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#1 posted 03-09-2011 12:11 AM

If this is a quick ‘n’ dirty tool cabinet, don’t bother taking your time on the next one. It couldn’t get much better.

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#2 posted 03-09-2011 12:25 AM

Heh, heh…thanks, Richard. Fortunately, the photo doesn’t really show how much out of square it is, and the bottom left drawer conceals the the big nasty gash that I accidentally carved out of the side piece while cutting the rabbet on my table saw :-) But, I guess every goof-up is a learning opportunity, and besides, it gets the job done. (And we’re always our own worst critics ;-)

-- Doug, Kansas,

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#3 posted 03-09-2011 12:33 AM

Neat idea.

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#4 posted 03-09-2011 12:36 AM

Yea if you don’t tell someone about the mistakes (unless they are really big) you are most likely the only one that is going to see them.

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#5 posted 03-09-2011 01:31 AM

NICE storage cabinet. Great job! A woodworker can never have enough shop space, tools, storage, work surfaces and (let’s not forget) wood! Thanks for sharing. Play / be safe.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#6 posted 03-09-2011 02:05 AM

That’s a really decent tool cabinet, and well thought. And you can’t never have enough drawers! Good job and very inspiring. It’s a good idea to add doors since you’ll end up with more hanging space.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#7 posted 03-09-2011 02:25 AM

Just consider the difference between the novice and the master craftsman is the master knows how to hide mistakes. This puts you well on your way to some status. I couldn’t see any errors even after you pointed them out. Either good work, good photography or both.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#8 posted 03-09-2011 08:56 AM

thats a fine tool cabinet

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

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#9 posted 03-09-2011 08:41 PM

Really nice looking, thanks for the post

-- 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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#10 posted 03-09-2011 09:01 PM

Nice job, and … no doubt … incredibly handy to have.

-- -- Neil

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#11 posted 03-13-2011 08:08 PM

Thanks, this just provided a basic plan to form one I’m going to make this afternoon. I like how it’s simple and functional. Rock Chalk Jayhawk!!

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

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