|Forum topic by BinghamtonEd||posted 02-11-2014 01:48 PM||712 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
02-11-2014 01:48 PM
So I’ve been tossing ideas around in my head the past few days about a small cabinet to store my hand drills, braces, and bits, along with my powered drill bits that don’t have a home (circle cutters, countersink, sanding drums). I have a less-than-pretty plywood rack for my power drills and bit cases, and that’s where they’ll stay for now.
I have some cherry, and I’ve decided on a nice dovetailed cherry cabinet with a maple ply back and door panels. I have a pretty good idea of how I want to lay out the location of the drills and braces and bits.
Here’s where I’m going with this…I’m thinking about how to design this such that I can reconfigure it in the future. I am going to build this with a certain amount of unused space for future growth. I’ve thought about trays/shelves that can slide into dados in the doors and maybe some rare earth magnets to keep them in place. Have more permanent fixtures on the back of the inside for the drills and braces themselves. Also considered some sort of cleat system inside the door. I’m leaning towards the dado idea.
What kind of things have you guys done when building tool cabinets to plan for future growth?
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