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Project by dragonnotes posted 05-12-2011 08:23 PM 2193 views 10 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

90% Recycled. Red oak framed doors were leftover hardwood flooring from someone trash. White pre-painted pine also from the trash. I bought the pegboard and decided to use the white side to match the pine. I used 3 coats of poly on the pegboard for protection. I wasn’t sure how it would take, but it worked great.
Now I just need to buy more tools. :)





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dbhost

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#1 posted 05-12-2011 09:39 PM

Excellent recycling program! You just gave me an idea! (Insert evil laugh here…)

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

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Woodenwizard

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#2 posted 05-13-2011 04:12 AM

Great Project. I am thinking of doing something very similar. What are the demensions?

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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lanwater

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#3 posted 05-13-2011 06:26 AM

It looks good. I have some recycled oak 2” wide flooring that a friend wanted to dump, It takes some work to dimension it correctly.

As for tools, it look like you got some nice ones.

Where did you buy the long square, I need one.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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dragonnotes

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#4 posted 05-13-2011 09:10 PM

Woodenwizrd – 37” H x 29” W x 10” D
lanwater – The Long Square is a 12” Incra Square.
Amazon had a good deal on it. “12 combo pack
I had to dimension the oak flooring too, ripped the tongue off etc. But you can’t beat the price.

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dragonnotes

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#5 posted 05-13-2011 09:14 PM

also, I made the long pulls (some pine, also from the dumpster) by running it over a cove box bit down the length. You can’t really see it in the pics.

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Dennisgrosen

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#6 posted 05-13-2011 11:29 PM

great recycling :-)
and you donĀ“t have to buy new tools
they seems to accumolate and clutter cabinets all by them self …. LOL
but if you will speed up the process you can always start copying all the nice
tools people have posted here on L J … :—))
and if you then can find a free spot in cabinet no.27 then you can go out and buy a tool that fits

take care
Dennis

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dragonnotes

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#7 posted 05-13-2011 11:35 PM

I completely agree. I have “inherited” my of my tools. Although I wouldn’t mind a few festool goodies, and some nice lee valley, veritas treats.

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Dennisgrosen

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#8 posted 05-13-2011 11:43 PM

I know what you meen but those sweets are way over my budget
but after saving and a few exstra shift all the winther I was able to buy
some old (new to me ) planes and mortissecheisels … I think I deserved
new jewlry and high heels to the shop … :-)

take care
Dennis

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steliart

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#9 posted 05-15-2011 09:16 PM

very nice tool cabinet

-- 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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Helkat

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#10 posted 08-06-2012 12:49 PM

Very nice. I got here from your ‘revisited’ post with the tool brackets.

I made something similar to this some time ago – but my biggest complaint was that I didn’t make the inside very deep.

Yours, on the other hand, allows for far larger items on the inside doors, as well as using the bottom as a shelf – very cool. I wish I’d seen this first!

-- Nat, UPstate NY, http://www.cordlessimpactdriverhq.com/

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