Woodworkers Tool Cabinet

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Project by Janski posted 02-03-2012 12:07 AM 2050 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My 6th Woodworking Project:

The frame of this storage cabinet was given to me by a friends’ father who unfortunately had to give up his woodworking hobby due to progressive illness.

The cabinet top measures 36”L x 28”D x 34”H, a comfortable height for the bench top band saw and sanding wheel. The drawer sizes range progressively from 2-1/2 inches to 7 inches providing adequate room for the various flat tool chests that contain all my woodworking supplies.

The top drawer is felt lined and dedicated to my electronic measuring tools so they don’t get damaged by other tools.

I made the drawers and fronts of 3/4” pine and the three sides are enclosed with cabinet grade plywood.
For a contrasting look I finished the frame and wooden drawer pulls in a black ebony stain. Two coat of polyurethane on all exposed parts gave this project its finished look.

Altogether it took me about 20 hours working time to complete.

It was a my first attempt at drawer making so it was indeed a learning experience but I came through with flying colors. I am happy to report that my friend’s father was impressed with the finished project.

-- Joan Tski, Perkasie PA

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#1 posted 02-03-2012 12:58 AM

Nice looking cabinet, and 20 hours wow you are fast

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 02-03-2012 01:25 AM

You never have enough shop storage so I’m sure this was a welcome addition to your shop. It looks nice. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#3 posted 02-03-2012 01:59 AM

Really nice cabinet ,it looks like it filts in very well in your super shop.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 02-03-2012 02:17 AM

Very well done.

And …. does … somebody still have (and use) an old-school Dymo Label maker ???

-- -- Neil

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#5 posted 02-03-2012 03:02 AM

love it. very nice!

-- Michael and Matthew

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#6 posted 02-03-2012 05:59 AM

I like it alot. Geting ready to build some tool work stations and was trying to figure out how to utilize the space below. You answered the question.

Neil – I have a lable maker and use it

-- Brock, Illinois

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#7 posted 02-03-2012 03:28 PM

Wow Drool wow drool wow drool! Great job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#8 posted 02-03-2012 06:17 PM

Stellar job on the storage cabinet… can never have enough of that in a shop…carry on….

Neil: I still have an old school-type label maker, too…..mine makes blue labels..or is it red….I forget…:)

-- " Unwanted mistakes.... are missed opportunities"......

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#9 posted 02-03-2012 07:22 PM

looks great

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#10 posted 02-03-2012 08:31 PM

It’s very attractive and looks good and sturdy. Nice going.


-- 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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#11 posted 02-03-2012 10:27 PM

Neil, “does … somebody still have (and use) an old-school Dymo Label maker ???” yep I do too, if it aint broke don’t replace it.

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#12 posted 02-05-2012 04:58 AM

I really do like the looks of that cabinet. I need to make a couple of those for my shop. What is the depth of the drawers? I been looking around on the internet for deferent designs to get ideas of what I would want to make.

-- Behind every great man is his wife with rolling eyes.

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