|Project by fred||posted 03-15-2007 03:06 AM||8398 views||11 times favorited||17 comments|
During the initial building of the Shop, it was my goal to get most everything out of sight on either shelves or cabinets. I saw a cabinet similar to this in a woodworking magazine and modified it to fit. This cabinet fit the bill.
I was going to build one 48” x 36” cabinet but since that part of the wall had exposed electrical conduit I decided to build two cabinets and mount them on both sides of the conduit.
Each cabinet was made from existing scrap and measures 23”w x 36”h. There are two distinct sections of each cabinet. The back is 7” deep and the front is 3”. I mounted cleats in the back so when I attached the pegboard there was enough room for the hooks. I mounted cleats in the front section for the same reason. I added a piece of 1/2” plywood to the front section and just to add something to the design, I added some clear pine. Then a 36” piano hinge was used to join each section. Since this was all shop grade plywood I painted them in two complimentary colors.
They were mounted on the wall by screwing through the cleats directly into the wall studs.
This was a very easy project to make and took less than a day. At that point, my skill level was a 1 on a scale of 1 – 10 with 10 being the highest. Pretty soon – I should be a 3.
-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.