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Posted on Need some design help for my rolling tool storage

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#1 posted 03-03-2011 09:17 PM

I’m not seeing much difference. They both appear to be constructed of 3/4 ply, dado joints.

One has a hardboard over plywood top, the other has a laminate over particle board. That’s a preference on surface mostly: it’s a laminate vs hardboard choice, rather than plywood vs particle board.

One has more drawers, in two banks. The other has one full width drawer and an open shelf. What are you storing? I like more drawers, but it costs more and is more work. Drawers are not an easy thing to get right without experience.

One uses extension slides, the other uses wooden cleats. The advantage of extension slides is that the drawer can come out farther, and doesn’t fall out when you pull it all the way. The disadvantage is cost.

One nails the back on. The other appears to put a drywall screw into the edge of plywood. I’d use nails, YMMV.

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