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Posted on Need some design help for my rolling tool storage

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#1 posted 06-13-2011 05:12 AM

I don’t think you got the question answered about the verticle plywood panels supporting the top. In the top picture you will notice they cut dados and rabbits then they simply glued and nailed the top in place. You don’t get much strength like this so wrap the box with a 1×2 band and glue it in place. Do this after you decide what kind of top to use. If you choose hardboard for the surface install it and then wrap it with the band. If you choose plastic laminate then you would wrap it then install the laminate. I would probably design something like this for the bottom also. You could install the wheels inside it. This would really tie the box together at the corners. Do leave enough room for a kick space or toe space. If you don’t you will be running into the cabinet all the time. I have a similiar cabinet that is reclaimed from a kitchen job. I use it all the time and enjoy it.

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