Tool cabinet for the shop

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Project by ryno101 posted 08-28-2011 02:56 AM 2802 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been building this for months, slowly but surely. First time I have built flush inset drawers…hand cut half-blind dovetails as well.

Door, drawers and face frame are all pine, with the same cabinet-grade plywood as from my prior post. This is the style/finish that I’ll be using throughout the shop as I redo all my cabinets to replace the old kitchen cabinets I have been using.

Not much more to say, I’ll be filling this up with hand tools as time goes on.

-- Ryno

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#1 posted 08-28-2011 03:17 AM

Very nice dovetail work. especially to cut a half blind by hand. Thank you for sharing this.

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#2 posted 08-28-2011 03:26 AM

I like the snug fit of the inset drawers. I can relate to your taking such great care on your shop. Some people may say that all of that beautiful work should be in the dining room. My feeling is that the shop, my sanctuary, is worth every penny and every minute.

-- Paul, Clinton, NC

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#3 posted 08-28-2011 03:36 AM

I am completely in agreement with you, Paul… With one exception, and that is cost! I save the expensive hardwoods for the furniture, and stick with stock grade pine for my practice pieces, i.e. shop furniture!

-- Ryno

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#4 posted 08-28-2011 03:43 AM

very very nice


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#5 posted 08-28-2011 05:28 AM

I really like this cabinet design : )
How about a picture with the doors open ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 08-28-2011 01:56 PM

You will not need to say more.
I’ll say wonderful cabinet, and fine work put into it.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#7 posted 08-29-2011 04:29 AM


I couldn’t agree more. Instead of pine I’m using Poplar though. The drawer-work turned out very nicely!

-- Brian - Belmont, Massachusetts

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#8 posted 08-29-2011 06:17 AM


-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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