Tool Cabinet

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Project by James Lango posted 01-19-2013 04:54 AM 4104 views 24 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cherry and Walnut raised paneled Master Woodworker’s Tool Cabinet.

All joints are mortised and tennoned with a small hand planed chamfer detail at every joint. Solid wood construction, (except bottom of drawers).
Basswood was used for drawer sides/backs to offset color. This cabinet will house all my non powered woodworking tools, chisels, planes, marking tools, gauges, bits, hole saws, files, saws, etc….
Select boards were picked to ensure good grain characteristics.
Base framing is solid 2×4 cherry with inset doors. Bottoms and backs are recycled 3/4” T-groove cherry boards planed down to 5/8” (to remove old finish).
This took a solid month of design and planning, and almost 2 months of construction. Many, many MANY hrs!
Finished in BLO, and 2 sprayed coats of poly
I cant stop looking at it. Its been a GREAT project! :) Thanks for looking!!
James Lango


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#1 posted 01-19-2013 05:18 AM

Wow, that is one nice tool cabinet! Great job and thanks for posting!

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#2 posted 01-19-2013 05:56 AM

Looks great very nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 01-19-2013 11:47 AM

I rarely comment on tool cabinets, but that is awesome.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 01-19-2013 12:20 PM

way to nice for my shop

-- I have the Saw Dust Fever

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#5 posted 01-19-2013 12:49 PM

beautiful cabinet,i can understand why you can’t stop looking at it!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#6 posted 01-19-2013 12:54 PM

Beautiful cabinet, excellent craftsmanship. Something to be proud of, and a fine home for your tools.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#7 posted 01-19-2013 01:41 PM

Very nicely built and good looking.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#8 posted 01-19-2013 02:13 PM

That is a very nice roomy cabinet. Congratulations on a nice piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 01-19-2013 02:44 PM

very nice

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#10 posted 01-19-2013 03:24 PM


-- “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

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#11 posted 01-19-2013 03:24 PM

Really nice job James.
I thought you’d have never needed another one after that huge one you built 14 months ago.
Those two pieces alone would fill my shop.
Looks like you’ve just about got it filled up too.

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#12 posted 01-19-2013 03:38 PM

Woodwrecker is right. You don’t need another cabinet after building the last one, so to do you a favor I’ll take the big one.
Another fantastic job. I really need to build a better cabinet for myself. Thank you for posting.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#13 posted 01-19-2013 04:15 PM

Really beautiful, almost too nice for a shop; except that shop looks so nice it fits right in.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#14 posted 01-19-2013 07:03 PM

Great work on this James. When I first saw it I thought you had taken some high end furniture from the house.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 01-19-2013 11:59 PM

Nice tool cabinet.

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