Sliding Door Shop Cabinet

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Project by timthetoolman posted 09-15-2011 12:59 AM 6918 views 26 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello, this 7 foot long cabinet from a magazine project. the doors ride on screen door wheels on an aluminum bar track on bottom of cabinet. I added the bin cubby shelf underneath. Tools also hang behind each door on the ends.
Hangs on a french cleat.

-- Tim The Toolman Dayton, Ohio

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#1 posted 09-15-2011 01:31 AM

I love this design so much!

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#2 posted 09-15-2011 01:36 AM

Mmhmm i dig it. Nice build. I love the organization, i have such a tough time working when stuff is all over the place, maybe thats why i havent been in the shop that much.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#3 posted 09-15-2011 01:41 AM

I have that same set of plans (shopnotes) and want to build. Were the plans correct with the measurements or did you find some errors. Nice job by the way. Just what I want mine to look like. Thanks for sharing

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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#4 posted 09-15-2011 02:13 AM

Nice project.. I love the design.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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#5 posted 09-15-2011 05:47 AM

Nice cabinet. Really like a few of the tools you’ve got in there. Can’t quite figure out how to use that rubic’s cube though. : )

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#6 posted 09-15-2011 06:41 AM

Nice job. I’ve built the same one and it’s been very useful.

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#7 posted 09-15-2011 06:53 AM

Thanks. When i build something, I look at it, and build it to suit my dimensions. The only thing i needed from the plans is how they built the wheels for the moving doors. And I build it the most simple way, for example, butt joints instead of rabbit joints and the pegboard in the back of the frame, not in a dado, as the french cleats keep the unit out from the wall for the pegboard hangers.

-- Tim The Toolman Dayton, Ohio

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#8 posted 09-15-2011 08:56 AM

where did you get the little bins?

-- Ben L

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#9 posted 09-15-2011 01:15 PM

Very nice, turned out great. I saw them build this on the weekly show and have one planned for my sons garage wall. Good job

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#10 posted 09-15-2011 01:48 PM

The bins just came from Lowes. Think they came in pack of 8. Then they have a bigger size, then an even bigger size for a catch all for large items like sports equipment. They do sell them online, cheaper probably, just search for plastic bins, and there will be storage sites that have them. some come with their own shelf unit to hold them.

-- Tim The Toolman Dayton, Ohio

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#11 posted 09-15-2011 02:42 PM

Looks good. You’ll never regret having the extra space.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#12 posted 09-15-2011 02:47 PM

AWESOME! I can’t wait to build mine!

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#13 posted 09-15-2011 04:57 PM

Where were the plans for this??? i love it. I would great for a paint center in my shop to hang everything…..

-- John Gray

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#14 posted 09-15-2011 07:05 PM

Thats a great cabinet for storage.

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#15 posted 09-15-2011 07:58 PM

good job :-)
is the Rubic cube for the day´s when you want to get stocked …. lol


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