|Project by Jim||posted 08-19-2013 12:28 AM||2489 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I have a workshop that has a lot of windows including glass french doors and of course the big garage door. Sounds nice with lots of light BUT what I lack is wall space. I’ve been starting to get more into hand tools and have a small selection of Veritas hand planes. These have been laying on shelves and getting stuff dumped on them and knocked around. I needed a dedicated storage space for my planes but where? The only solution was one section of wall that I was not using because unfortunately it is where the power service panel for the entire house is located. What I came up with is a cabinet that holds the planes horizontally, and the lower section easily slides out exposing the service panel. The cabinet is made from birch and is really solid and heavy because the case is 1.5” thick. I wanted something really solid! The whole cabinet is mounted to the wall on a pair of french cleats so if it’s ever necessary to remove it, we can do that. I haven’t applied a finish, I was thinking of painting it but it’s just shop furniture.
-- Jim in Langley BC Canada --- www.sollows.ca