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Project by Aaron McCain posted 884 days ago 3721 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve just finished a pegboard tool cabinet, but have yet to start filling it with tools. That will come soon enough. The cabinet has two big door capable of storing tools and the back and front. It also has two smaller inner doors with similar back/front storage. There is room behind the inner doors for narrow items (like a can of spray paint) and a spot below the inner doors for nuts and bolts or other items. It is 31” square and about 13 inches deep. It is made out of a single sheet of plywood and a single sheet of pegboard.

Some of you may be noticing a collegiate theme I have going in my shop. The can of reject blue paint I found at can go a long way. However, I did use some blue spray paint for the letters. I used masking tape, spray adhesive, letters off the printer, and a hobby knife to cut out a stencil. It was a little tedious, but I am pleased with the results. I almost don’t want to hang tools on it, but then that would defeat the purpose.

This design is straight from the Oct. 2008 issue of Wood Magazine (issue #172)





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Kelen

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#1 posted 884 days ago

That’s one great looking peg board cabinet.

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Martyroc

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#2 posted 884 days ago

Looks Great I have about 3 wood mags with similar projects, but I just don’t have the wall space, so the one I made is very small and is mounted between two shelves and hides my saw blades. I will post it pretty soon, also made with recycled lumber and the pegboard the previous owner used to cover the hole in the garage after he hit the wall with the car.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 884 days ago

That’s really a good idea nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Brianf

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#4 posted 884 days ago

these look really great. we have about 50 sheets of pegboard that I now know where some of them will be used. I think the whole shop will be outfitted this way.

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Bricofleur

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#5 posted 884 days ago

That’s a nice tool cabinet and well made. All is in the details. Congrats!

Question: How did you hang it on the wall? Thanks.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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PKFF

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#6 posted 884 days ago

Booo BYU!!! Just kidding. Real nice work! French cleat hanging?? Go Blue! Go UofM

-- "If you put your best effort forward today, you won't have to re-do it tomorrow"

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Aaron McCain

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#7 posted 884 days ago

PKFF guessed right. It is hanging on a French cleat. The cleat is secured to the wall with two 3-inch screws into the studs plus one 50lb dry wall anchor because the cabinet wasn’t centered on the studs. The cabinet has the matching cleat on top and a spacer on the bottom. After it was hanging on the wall. I screwed the spacer and the cabinet mounted cleat to the studs also through the back of the cabinet. I didn’t need it to be mobile and once I fill it with tools I didn’t want it to go anywhere.

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dbhost

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#8 posted 883 days ago

I’ve built 2 of those. I left the inner doors off of one and mounted my Stack On 39 drawer parts bins in there… Great project…

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

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