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bluekingfisher

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278 days ago

For some time now I have had it on my mind to build a wall hung tool cabinet for my hand and marking tools. I think this year will be the year when I have both the time and enthusiasm to make a start on it.

I was hoping that someone has or is intending to build one and may have some drawings or plans which I may be able to take inspiration from.

I do not plan on making it too fancy or detailed, I don’t need anything that will cater for hand planes as I have them stored else where although I would like to make the doors deep enough to hold chisels/screwdrivers etc. Some advice on making the doors would be appreciated. I also need it deep enough as I intend to install “leaves” or inner hinged doors for added storage space.

If anyone has some info on the above or could direct me to the relevant webpage I would be very grateful.

Many thanks.

David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan


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kdc68

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#1 posted 278 days ago

A couple of Woodsmith plans here may be of help…they may have more than the two I posted

Woodsmith link
http://www.woodsmithshop.com/episodes/downloads/

Plans
http://www.woodsmithshop.com/download/301/slidingdoorshopcabinet.pdf

http://www.woodsmithshop.com/download/211/pegboardrack.pdf

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Belg1960

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#2 posted 278 days ago

David, I have this one saved in my favorites.
http://www.finewoodworking.com/uploadedImages/Fine_Woodworking_Network/Image_Resources/Magazine/188/011188040_mdsq.jpg
I think it might help if you gave some dimensions and an idea of how much “stuff” needs to go in the cabinet.
I had one that had french cleat system which was nice too, very versatile but smaller. If you do a search with the following woodworking wall cabinet you will get tons of great versions.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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bluekingfisher

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#3 posted 278 days ago

Kdc68 and Pat, thanks for taking the time out fellahs to respond.

Pat what you have posted hits the nail on the head. I have no need for the drawer boxes but I like the idea of the pigeon holes and the central dividing panel board.

The dimensions of the image you posted are close to what I envisaged my final cabinet to look like. The cavity doors are also appealing. Another question, how do you build the doors? Are they constructed seperately from the main case or made as a sealed box unit then the top of the box cut off to leave you with a matching top cover which can then be made into doors?

I was thinking of constructing the main case from birch ply with hardwood trim and for the door panels, Any thoughts on this point.

I will probably go with the French cleat system for hanging the cabinet.

Thanks again

David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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Roger

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#4 posted 278 days ago

Here’s a good link for ya, David: http://images.taunton.com/downloads/FW1124_Tool-Cabinet.pdf

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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HillbillyShooter

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#5 posted 278 days ago

Roger +1. Although I’ve been less and less impressed with FW as of late, I still consider it a good starting place. Also, don’t forget to use the search on LJ as there are many nice wall hung tool cabinets. Good luck!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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patron

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#6 posted 278 days ago

here is a nice cab from charles

http://lumberjocks.com/helluvawreck/blog/27485

it is a 3 part series

hung on french cleats
it could be moved if needed

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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PurpLev

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#7 posted 278 days ago

I built my cabinet based on that article posted by Roger above – love it. been working out GREAT! lots of sizable storage and easy access to it all (albeit I made mine 1/3 of the size due to space limitations – but that’s what it’s all about – customization):

In fact, I liked the concept so much that I recently built another (airsoft) cabinet using similar methods and design:

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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bluekingfisher

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#8 posted 278 days ago

Roger, John, David & Purp – Thanks very much for the input lads, the more I look at the cabinet illustrated in the FW article Roger the more I like it. The cabinet Charles built wasn’t what I had in mind David but I have space (the back of one of the doors into the shop) which could benefit from a similar design. Perhaps a hinged unit with a wheeled base maybe doable. You see, you have my imagination working already boys. Purp, that’s a nice cabinet and drawer unit you built yourself there but you’re just showing off with those fancy LED’s lol. Very nice indeed. Thanks again gents

David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 278 days ago

Well, here is my version. It’s all birch ply, and the doors were built separately.

Click for details

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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PurpLev

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#10 posted 278 days ago

ha! thanks
that cabinet is in a pooly lit area, and those lights make all the difference in making it more useful.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Manitario

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#11 posted 278 days ago

check out my projects; I built mine last year as a combination of a FWW plan and a plan I found in Woodcraft magazine. Took a long time to build (especially the tool holders) but well worth the effort.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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Rick Dennington

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#12 posted 278 days ago

Hey Amigo,

I presently don’t have a cabinet like that in my shop, but if you would build me one, and ship over here to Arkansas, then I would put it to good use…....lol…..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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bluekingfisher

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#13 posted 277 days ago

Fellahs – as usual I am overwhelmed by your input and advice, very much appreciated I can tell you. From what I can see, the plan from FW which Pat and Roger highlighted earlier seems to be the generic cabinet you guys are basing your designs on. The personal customised touches are also impressive, I have lots of ideas now.

Charlie – I am pleased to see you used baltic bich ply – How have you found it, does it stand up to the rigours of daily use – would you use solid timber if rebuilding it again. Did you use dovetails or box joints at the top and base my eyes ain’t what they once were and can’t see from your pictures.

Purp – Hey, you don’t need to justify those lights to me lol are you going to tell me they are on a sensor, so they come on when you open the door, much like a fridge lol?

Manitario – that looks like a fantastic cabinet you built for yourself, again functional and practical as well as pleasing to the eye. I don’t intend to build drawers for mine so that should save me some time but i would agree with you on the point of designing/making tool holders, they can take for ever. Thanks for posting.

Hey Hombre – How’s it going down there in Arkansas? you still chasing those elusive big boy billy bass? did you ever get around to buying that 20” planer?

Thanks again all

David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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Belg1960

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#14 posted 276 days ago

David, I think you might want to check out this thread. Some really nice toolboxes and wall cabinets.
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/48863

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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bluekingfisher

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#15 posted 276 days ago

Wow! thanks for that Pat, I only looked through the first 4/5 pages but there are some fantastic examples of tool chests and cabinets on there.

I have already built myself several floor standing tool chests but never one specifically for the wall.
I just need to inherit some free time to make a start on it, hopefully by late fall I’ll have that time available.

Thanks again for taking the time to interogate the forum for the thread, lots of reading ahead of me.

Cheers

David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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