|Project by GaryB||posted 04-30-2008 04:02 PM||2447 views||20 times favorited||21 comments|
Just finished my latest tool cabinet. I am fairly new to hand tools, and I set out to cut all of the joinery for this cabinet with hand tools. I found the cherry for the carcass to be very unforgiving when cutting through dovetails by hand, so I switched to box joints on the table saw for the main case (they also proved to be tougher than I expected). I did, however, manage to cut the dovetails for the drawers by hand.
Thats it for the confession, now for the details of the cabinet. It is 32” high, by 32” tall with doors shut. It totals about 11” deep also with doors closed. The main carcass, doors and top are cherry. The door panels and back panel are baltic birch ply, and I added maple veneer to the outside of the doors. The interior tool wells are made from bb ply and cherry. The drawers have cherry fronts, aspen sides and back, and bb ply for the bottom. The door and drawer pulls are cocobolo.
I tried to leave some room for expansion in the future (both in the doors and left side of interior). The missing plane spot is for a low angle jack, that has since been added. I have also added a good combo square and a tenon saw to hang inside the doors.