Drill Bit Cabinet

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Project by Gshepherd posted 05-16-2012 06:26 PM 4739 views 13 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this drill bit cabinet out of some left over Walnut crown moulding and left over scraps. The drawer sides I used leftover maple base and for the bottoms used white peg board material I had laying around. Kinda nice cause when it gets dusty you just have to shake shake shake. Slides are just thin strips of maple sanded to 400 to make them real smooth.

The bottom drawers also pull out completely. No hardware on them, they slide very easily and are easy to pull from the bottom. The crown moulding is right on the top edge of the cabinet and finished it off with a piece of maple stair tread. That left a space for a block of wood which I could secure to the wall then slide the cabinet onto it. kinda like a french cleat. A couple of wood screws keeps it secure. Not to mention easy for one person to hang.

For the finish I just used 3 coats of Danish Oil…...

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#1 posted 05-16-2012 06:51 PM

Beautiful! :-)

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#2 posted 05-16-2012 06:57 PM

That is very nice

I like quality Shop furniture

Great design as well

Well thought out


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#3 posted 05-16-2012 07:50 PM

I do love this build! It will server you very, very well, congrats!

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#4 posted 05-16-2012 08:48 PM

Nice Idea !!! Welcome !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#5 posted 05-16-2012 09:16 PM

Very nice project.

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#6 posted 05-16-2012 11:45 PM

Really sharp, good looking cabinet

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#7 posted 05-17-2012 02:02 AM

Nice, nice cabinet! And look at those presses, WOW! Nice combo.

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#8 posted 05-17-2012 06:03 AM

Nice cabinet, I like the color contrast.

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#9 posted 05-17-2012 08:15 AM

nice i would put it in my kitchen

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#10 posted 05-17-2012 08:42 AM

Great looking cabinet! Very well done.

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

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#11 posted 05-17-2012 12:38 PM

Very nice, I couldn’t think of a better reason to build such a nice cabinet. I love shop furnishings. Think I might need a cabinet similar to this for sand paper storage. .

Thanks for sharing your ideas..

-- An aspiring woodworker.

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#12 posted 05-17-2012 12:45 PM

Now that is my style of workshop cabinet:). Seriously beautiful work! If this is what you do with scraps, I look forward to seeing what you do with choice timber.

Very Respectfully,


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#13 posted 05-17-2012 01:51 PM

Wow, super nice cabinet.

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#14 posted 05-17-2012 01:58 PM

Fantastic! You have some handsome tools.

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#15 posted 05-17-2012 03:40 PM

looking realy good :-)
welcome to Lumber jock , enjoy and have fun hanging around on this corner
but be aware its addictive :-)


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