|Project by WudWrkr||posted 07-07-2008 05:48 AM||2087 views||8 times favorited||12 comments|
This is a utility cabinet I just finished for my shop. I made it from plans I downloaded from PlansNOW, though it had been originally featured in a Workbench Magazine article. As you can see, it’s all pine except for the pegboard door inserts and the hardboard back. It’s a nice size, the overall dimensions being ~11”x48”x42”.
I am very pleased with the amout of storage available with this cabinet. As you can see in the pics there are two adjustable shelves, the pegboard tool storage on the doors and then there’s the top of the cabinet too, giving a generous amount of storeage for the wall space used.
This was my first go at stub tenon doors (or any kind of doors for that matter) and everything went together just like it was supposed to. I was a little amazed and greatly pleased with that! I really like the options this kind of door offers for a utility type cabinet. I opted to use pegboard so I could have often used tools close at hand. I could just as easily used dry marker board or cork board or just plain old 1/4” plywood.
In the near future I am going to use this same plan to make a sander/sanding supply cabinet just half as wide as this one and with a single door. I will probably use a plywood door insert with a jig mounted on it for cutting sheet sandpaper to various sizes.
There are many things about woodworking for me to learn and I learned a thing or two completing this project. I have more photos with greater detail and plan on adding a blog of this project in the next couple of days. I know that I perhaps have that backwards, i.e. I should blog the project progress and then post the finished photos, but my shop time has been very limited lately and it just happened this way! Thanks for looking.
-- Steve - "Dang, no matter how many times I run it through the planer it's still too thin!"