|Project by Wally331||posted 03-27-2013 12:07 AM||5507 views||18 times favorited||17 comments|
Like many other jocks, I found myself getting more and more into hand tools lately. After keeping my planes in their original boxes for months, I finally got sick of stepping around them and other tools and decided to build some permanent storage. I searched around and found some cabinets on LJ’s that I really liked and combined their aspects into what suited me.
This cabinet took me about a quarter sheet of 3/4 inch ply, and about two thirds of a sheet of half inch ply. I also used plenty of scrap wood for the holders, and two- 30 inch brass piano hinges. To finish the maple ply I used just tung oil, and the cabinet is hung using a french cleat. Case construction consists of rabbets reinforced with screws, and dadoes for the smaller compartments.
It is a really great space saver and organizer, it gave me a chance to take a huge board of ugly peg board off the wall, and it displays my small collection nicely. It should get plenty of use. Thanks for looking – Chris