|Project by HillbillyShooter||posted 08-28-2013 03:22 PM||5557 views||53 times favorited||42 comments|
This design evolved from an article in the November 1984 issue of Popular Mechanics magazine. However, I decided to enlarge the tool units and use glass doors instead of solid plywood as shown in that article.
This was my first major piece of shop furniture to be designed and built after I moved to my present home back in 1992—probably made in 1993-1994. Also, it is the one and only time I used the mortising attachment for my drill press. The design has worked well for me; and, being a “toolaholic” I enjoy being able to see my toys while I’m in the shop.
The construction is of hard maple plywood for the carcass with hard maple trim; and, all doors and drawers are hard maple. The dimensions for the four smaller cabinets are 17-7/8” wide x 13-1/2” high x 15-3/4” deep; the center cabinet is 25” wide x 16-1/2” high x 15-3/4” deep; and, the entire unit is 101-1/2” long x 18” high x 15-3/4” deep.
As always, comments (good, bad, critical or whatever) are very much appreciated. Thanks for looking.
P.S. The project on my bench below the cabinets is the “Hull & Wad Hoppers” I recently posted (i.e., http://lumberjocks.com/projects/88388 ).
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