Tool Rack

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Project by sawdustmaster posted 872 days ago 1652 views 10 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

More storage space is always welcome in my shop/garage. Scrap solid cherry made this one good looking tool rack. All dado and rabbet joinery for speed of build. 1/4” red birch plywood back almost matches the cherry exactly. The upper tool rack is a tongue and groove piece with relief cut out at 6” intervals to let the tools hang through. Finished with 2 coats of BLO. I was completely surprised at how the oil made the cherry pop (no pun intended). Raw cherry looks kind of drab, but add some finish and BAM! Two more drawers are supposed to be in the upper two cavities but I am thinking of just leaving them open. I had wanted it to hang on the wall but am still trying to figure out how to hang it without drilling two screwes right through the plywood back; I dont want to break up the wood with a nasty deck screw into the wall studs. Thanks for looking.

-- --Now we are surrounded sir. "Excellent private, now we can attack in any direction."

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#1 posted 872 days ago

Nice looking tool rack. As for hanging it up, you could try using a couple of french cleats, one fastened to the back of the rack and another to the wall. Both cleats have a mating angle that interlocks and can hold alot of weight. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#2 posted 871 days ago

Nice looking tool rack!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#3 posted 871 days ago

That came out really nice, cherry was a good choice. I made the same one from shop notes mag, I used some wood I pulled off a pallet, here is the link if your interested. LINK

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

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#4 posted 871 days ago

The wood tone color just add so much beauty to this display case and your wonderful assortment of hand tool. Its nice to take care of such tool with such a storage unit, well done thanks for posting..BC

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#5 posted 871 days ago

That is very pretty, I like it.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#6 posted 871 days ago

Very classy storage! Like it.


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