|Forum topic by Lumber2Sawdust||posted 10-16-2011 06:15 AM||986 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
10-16-2011 06:15 AM
I have been kicking around some designs of a tool cabinet. I have an idea what I want, but I’m not sure the best approach to design it.
Basically, I want a cabinet to keep hand planes, and chisels, and other hand tools in it. It will be about 24” wide, to accommodate my jointer plane. I really like the idea of having storage for chisels, etc on the door of the cabinet. I believe I have seen the design called “clamshell”. Rather than having just a flat door on the face of the cabinet, the door has a face with a frame around the perimeter of the door that is a couple inches deep, creating enough depth for the tools stored on the door.
I think using a frame and panel for the doors (2 doors about 12” wide) would be a good way to design the doors since I don’t have to worry about movement of the door where it attaches to the frame behind it. The problem is I would really like to go with 2 solid walnut doors without the frame and panel. Then the problem becomes “how do I attach the door to the frame behind it, to allow for movement?
The type of door I want is like the door in this picture. (Of course, not with pegboard)
Your expertise and suggestions are appreciated.