Shop wall cabinet

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Project by ldl posted 01-02-2012 05:21 AM 3904 views 9 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a 3’x4’ wall cabinet for misc stuff. I have moved my sanding disc and forstner bits along with some other misc items I was running out of space for in my limited werk area. I used the adj pegs for the selves and now have 3 shelves per side instead of the 2 pictured in 3rd pic. I used the french hanging sys to connect to the wall. As you can see I have it half full already. It doesn’t take storage space long to get used up.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#1 posted 01-02-2012 05:23 AM

Looks good well done.

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#2 posted 01-02-2012 05:29 AM

Agreed and now I want one.


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#3 posted 01-02-2012 05:41 AM

Looks great. I’m a big fan of the french cleat.

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#4 posted 01-02-2012 05:46 AM

Hey, that looks pretty good. My brother’s wife’s cousin’s girlfreind was looking for something simialr. Could you make me one and ship it to the northwest? HA! Seriously, good work. I have a METRIC TON of shop builds to complete, and I may have to steal your idea. I love the look and smell and pine.

-- "It's not a mistake. It's a design feature."

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#5 posted 01-02-2012 05:46 AM

French cleats are the best. I’m going to put up cleats around the shop to hold everything from cabinets to shelves to single tools. Nice work. Thanks for sharing

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

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#6 posted 01-02-2012 05:57 AM

Thanks everyone. I have also become a fan of the french cleat. This is the first time I have used it and it is super simple. It might not have been necessary but I put it on the top and bottom so this box ain’t going nowhere. Haa Haa

Alfa there’s a magnet built into these cabinets somehow that makes them just jump up on my wall. I’d have to ship my whole shop.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#7 posted 01-02-2012 06:08 AM

Dewayne, nice job, had to look at the pics a bit. The angle of pic 4 had me thinking there was only one big door hung with two hinges, did not see any spacing between the doors one pic one, looks seamless and very well done. Looks like the wife is not the only one filling spaces up fast.

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#8 posted 01-02-2012 03:44 PM

Well done, and the french cleat is a great way to go.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 01-02-2012 03:46 PM

Dewayne, that will save you a whole lot of room and will serve you well.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 01-02-2012 04:13 PM

I have considered a continuous french cleat system for my shop so that I could move and add cabinets, shelves, and misc. hangers as needed. nice choice…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#11 posted 01-02-2012 04:23 PM

Nice looking cabinet.

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#12 posted 01-02-2012 06:13 PM

Nicely done. I may have to look at the french cleat system for my shop as I am contemplating a bit of a remodel this year.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#13 posted 01-02-2012 07:23 PM

great looking cabinet, well built

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#14 posted 01-03-2012 12:51 AM

thats a great looking shop cabinet to be proud of !. nice work….. shinju

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#15 posted 01-03-2012 01:32 AM

The Knotty Pine is just beautiful ! Do you plan on finishing it , or letting it age gracefully ?
Way to go with the adjustable shelves , especially for shop purposes.
Great cabinet size and the French Cleat has been very useful for me as well : )

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