Wall Hanging Tool Chest #2: Part 2

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by thewoodwhisperer posted 07-29-2011 05:57 PM 2862 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: 152 - Design and Preparation Part 2 of Wall Hanging Tool Chest series Part 3: Part 3 »

Right Click to Download
Right Click to Download in HD
Subscription Options

As is always the case, my designs tend to change on the fly. And since this was a Guild project, a lot of Guild member input went into the design modifications. So this video begins with a quick screencast showing you some of the changes I made to the tool cabinet since our last presentation. Viva la Sketchup!

With the design mostly complete, we can start the construction phase. My goal is to build the project entirely out of Baltic Birch plywood. Its cheap, stable, and doesn’t look half bad even without edge treatments! It really is the perfect material for shop furniture and jigs.

Now one thing to keep in mind is that my ultimate goal here is to teach you how to build your own cabinet. This is completely different than giving you a plan and saying, “Copy this!”. I am providing you with my working Sketchup file and my cut list, but due to the nature of plywood and its variations in thickness, you will absolutely need to put your thinking cap on and do some design work on your own. But with the Sketchup File, the video, and your noggin, you have everything you need to build this project or some variation of it.

Download the free Sketchup Plan today!

Remember, this video is being pulled from the Wood Whisperer Guild archive for your viewing pleasure. For more information about the Guild, check out

-- For free video tutorials and other cool woodworking stuff, check out

4 comments so far

View Ken90712's profile


17556 posts in 3188 days

#1 posted 07-29-2011 07:47 PM

Another great video, sorry I missed you in Vegas heard you were there. What a good time. Nice info on on this. Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View Timthemailman's profile


327 posts in 2775 days

#2 posted 07-30-2011 12:48 AM

Thanks for the video , I really like all the detail you put in the show, I learn a lot form thewoodwhisperer. I have a question. Where did you get your router plane ? I look for one online and didnt find any, maybe I am looking in the wrong places. Thanks again Timthemailman

View thewoodwhisperer's profile


604 posts in 4183 days

#3 posted 07-30-2011 12:51 AM

Hey Ken. I actually had to cut my vegas trip quite short. I was there for the Fresh Wood judging and that was about it.

Thanks very much Tim. That is a Veritas model.,41182,48945,52609

-- For free video tutorials and other cool woodworking stuff, check out

View MedicKen's profile


1615 posts in 3461 days

#4 posted 08-05-2011 05:26 AM

Marc….nice video. One thought on the dadoes for the undersized plywood. Another option would be to use an undersized router bit with a top bearing and 2 straight pieces of scrap. Use the actual piece of the cabinet to space the 2 scrap pieces in place and rout. The bearing will ride against the scrap and yes you will have to make 2 passes but the dado will be the exact size of the panel you wish to install.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics