What Took Me So Long

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Project by qball posted 776 days ago 4581 views 36 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cabinet plans are from the Woodsmith Shop.

All of the material used for the cabinet is pine that I discovered under a pile of leafs at a buddy’s house. His dad had it milled up years ago and it was just sitting there rotting. I was able to salvage quite a bit of it and this is the first project that I have used it on. Its ashame that it was all just going to go waste.

The hardware bins were purchased from Harbor Freight for $8 with 20% off coupon. The only problem with the bins is that there isn’t enough.

After searching the internet for suitable pegboard clips I came across a few good reviews here on Lumberjocks for Flex-Lock pegboard hooks and decided to give them a try. These hooks fit very tightly in the pegboard holes so you don’t have to worry about them falling out when reaching for a tool. They also ship free anywhere in the US!!!

This cabinet is a pretty straight forward build that can be built in a weekend and will provide you with far more storage than you can imagine. I even have a few empty spots left to fill in!!!

Sitting back now I ask myself what took me so long to build one of these.

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#1 posted 776 days ago

Nice work, I made one a while back out of oak. I like all the storage this gives you! Nice score on the wood.

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

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#2 posted 776 days ago

Nice work. It’s great to have a place for all of our most used tools. Thank God for peg board.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#3 posted 775 days ago

Nice work on the cabinet. I really like it. I’m cleaning up my shop now and that would be a good addition. Thanks for posting.

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#4 posted 775 days ago

Nice work on the cabinet!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 775 days ago

Good job!! Will be doing some reorganization in my shop and I could use one of these, thanks for the idea.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#6 posted 775 days ago

I like how you’ve added all the little containers.

-- Tim-; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-

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T. D. Reid

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#7 posted 775 days ago

Great job sir! cheers

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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#8 posted 775 days ago

nice, really like the row of bins

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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#9 posted 775 days ago

nice. I like the small cubbies under for the small parts containers

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

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#10 posted 775 days ago

Nice. Excellent way to salvage some lumber and make yourself a real handy cabinet. Gotta love those small bosch drill/drivers….....

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#11 posted 775 days ago

nice, have a similar cabinet I have been wanting to make that was in one of my Shopnotes magazines

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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#12 posted 775 days ago

I have the wood stacked in my shop just for this very project! Nice job, and thanks for the review of the Flex-Lock pegboard hooks.

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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#13 posted 775 days ago

Great looking tool cabinet, qball. If you’re like me, you will run out of room and wish you had built it bigger – you never have too many tools, Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#14 posted 775 days ago

Very nice and tidy. Thanks for sharing, I’m planing to build one similar system.
It’s nice to see your different arrangement of tools, ...

....for me it’s not only a ‘storage cabinet’, it also serve to DISPLAY your tools and effort to collect them.

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#15 posted 775 days ago

Thanks for all the great commnets. The hardest part about this project is getting started, but once you do you wont be sorry.

I agree mich cabinets like this are really display cabinets!

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