Red Oak Sand Paper Disc Storage Cabinet

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Project by GeneR posted 01-12-2014 05:23 PM 2527 views 12 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a pretty simple cabinet I made to hold the various grits of sanding discs for my new porter cable low profile sander.

it is approx. 17”T x 7 1/2” wide x 6” deep.

Made from Red Oak with 1/4” luan shelves and 1/4” birch ply tabs. The clear door panel is Plexi not glass. Being that this is going in the shop where tools and things may become angry projectiles. LOL

I figured glass was not an option and I already hade the plexi leftover from a previous project.

I will put a more detailed description in my blog later of how it was constructed.

I know a little over kill for a shop sand paper storage cabinet, but nothing is ever simple in my shop.


-- Failure is always an option. :-)

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#1 posted 01-12-2014 10:55 PM

very nice,great build.

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#2 posted 01-12-2014 11:04 PM

Nice build. I made something similar, not nearly as nice as yours. Are the “tabs” for pulling out each shelf? Or just for labeling the grits?

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#3 posted 01-13-2014 12:53 AM

Very nice cabinet. Almost too good to kick around in the shop ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 01-13-2014 04:15 AM

very impressive and functional. I need to make one as well. thanks for the inspiration.

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#5 posted 01-13-2014 01:42 PM

Pretty fancy but a joy to see!
Enjoyed your blog on this and will be looking at that Porter cable sander sometime soon .

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#6 posted 01-13-2014 02:33 PM

Great looking cabinet. I enjoy shop furniture that is nicely done and finished, so I certainly wouldn’t worry about any “overkill.”

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#7 posted 01-13-2014 02:53 PM

It’s beautiful, and will be so functional in your shop.

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#8 posted 01-13-2014 03:21 PM

The tabs are for labels only since they are simply glued on I did not mortis them in or even pin nail them.
Here are a couple shots of it filled with Klingspor sandpaper up to 1500 grit and hanging on the shop wall.

thanks for looking and I really appreciate the comments.

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#9 posted 01-13-2014 05:56 PM

Very nice. As I newer woodworker I dont find this to be overkill for a simple reason; It allows you to practice certain skills (like your box joints or the finish) on things that will never leave your shop. I would rather perfect my technique when the results dont really matter so much.

Great job.

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