|Project by Timbot||posted 02-24-2014 03:41 AM||1854 views||10 times favorited||7 comments|
While my french cleat system has helped me organize my most used tools, I still needed a place to store my hand saws, less used tools, and my growing hand plane collection. I found a plan in Wood magazine, then modified it to suit 4×8 sheets of ply rather than 6×6. I also omitted some features I was less interested in, and added marker board to allow me to jot down notes. The interior has 3 panels of peg board, one saw till, and 9 adjustable shelves with poplar edging. I painted the edging with chalkboard paint to allow me to indicate which tools need to be sharpened, tuned, or even restored in the case of my hand planes. The entire assembly is made of cabinet grade pine ply, with full length piano hinges, 6 casters, and four latches. It stands 6 feet tall and has a 23” square foot print. While I was initially concerned that it would tip easily, the sheer weight of the tools keep it from doing so. I finished it with black exterior latex paint, for ease of repair and durability.
-- Timbot, So Cal