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Project by qball posted 06-12-2012 12:11 PM 4710 views 36 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cabinet plans are from the Woodsmith Shop.

http://www.woodsmithshop.com/episodes/season3/301/

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!!!

http://wallpegstore.com/product-category/pegboard-hooks/

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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Ken90712

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#1 posted 06-12-2012 12:48 PM

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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nobuckle

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#2 posted 06-12-2012 12:52 PM

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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cgrooms

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#3 posted 06-12-2012 01:57 PM

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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Beginningwoodworker

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#4 posted 06-12-2012 02:23 PM

Nice work on the cabinet!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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workerinwood

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#5 posted 06-12-2012 03:28 PM

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 06-12-2012 04:43 PM

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

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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T. D. Reid

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#7 posted 06-12-2012 04:52 PM

Great job sir! cheers

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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terry603

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#8 posted 06-12-2012 04:54 PM

nice, really like the row of bins

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

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PurpLev

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#9 posted 06-12-2012 06:41 PM

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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Gshepherd

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#10 posted 06-12-2012 07:14 PM

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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Tugboater78

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#11 posted 06-13-2012 01:26 AM

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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Milo

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#12 posted 06-13-2012 02:13 AM

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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dpow

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#13 posted 06-13-2012 02:27 AM

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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mich

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#14 posted 06-13-2012 06:08 AM

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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qball

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#15 posted 06-13-2012 11:50 AM

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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