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Project by gtpreacher posted 02-16-2013 08:21 PM 3280 views 9 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I received a number of hand tools for Christmas and needed someplace to store them. I also had some reclaimed lumber that and some perfboard lying about the shop. Here’s the result, attached to the wall with french cleats. I know it’s not the fanciest tool cabinet ever displayed on Lumberjocks, but it is functional, and now I can actually use my workbench, which has been cleared of all the new tools. The tool racks and hangers came from the scrap bin, and the only real cost was for the piano hinges and screws.

-- Phil, North Carolina





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nwbusa

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#1 posted 02-16-2013 08:28 PM

Nicely done. I like the modular nature of it, so you move things around as needed.

-- John, BC, Canada

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 02-16-2013 08:39 PM

Great unit very well thought out.
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 02-16-2013 08:53 PM

very nice cabinet and tool collection.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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mariva57

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#4 posted 02-16-2013 08:58 PM

Good job, nice layout for your tools.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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gsimon

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#5 posted 02-17-2013 12:09 AM

great idea utilizing both sides of the doors – nice job!

-- Greg Simon

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 02-17-2013 12:30 AM

Well done, nice set up and great selection of hand tools….

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

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BusterB

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#7 posted 02-17-2013 12:50 AM

Ooooh thats nice…..great build sir

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Woodenwizard

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#8 posted 02-17-2013 04:01 AM

very nice. High on my todo list.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 02-17-2013 04:16 AM

Very nice tool cabinet.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Lumberpunk

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#10 posted 02-17-2013 06:05 AM

Definitely beats my plastic bins, needing something like this. Nice One

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Dave G

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#11 posted 02-17-2013 12:47 PM

I like the idea of rail-stile with the pegboard as raised panel. Durable as well as functional. Well done!

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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#12 posted 02-18-2013 12:46 AM

just today i was thinking about making one of these

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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MikeM

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#13 posted 02-18-2013 01:10 AM

Great job, I’m wanting to make a wall cabinet and I really like the way you made wooden tool racks and hangars. I can’t stand those store bought metal hangars. How did you attach them to the peg board?

-- -Mike, Florida Panhandle

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gtpreacher

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#14 posted 02-18-2013 03:57 AM

To MikeMcGaw: I used #10 flathead screws which fit the openings in the pegboard perfectly. The heads will draw flush with the surface as though they had been countersunk. I used either 3/4” or 1” screws, depending on the thickness of the hanger. Some care has to be taken when designing and positioning the racks and hangers so that you have plenty of material at the point where the screw actually penetrates. For most of them, I gauged where the screws went by simply holding the piece up to the pegboard and marking directly from the openings. Since the openings are 1 inch apart, you can also layout the screw positions with a ruler. If you look closely at the photos of the door panels, you can see the screw heads for the pieces that are mounted on the other side of the panel.

-- Phil, North Carolina

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