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10-02-2014 12:03 AM

Topic tags/keywords: wall hung tool storage tool storage cabinet question

I’m starting a wall hung cabinet for hand tools based on a popular download on the net. This cabinet starts with a box in which the front third gets cut off, gets split down the middle and becomes the front doors.

The download calls for the addition of 3/4 inch strips for stiles and even shows them but there is where I get confused. My gut feeling tells me the stiles need to be set back or installed in a beveled fashion so the doors have some clearance when they swing. The download doesn’t mention any specific door fitting and I’m sure I can figure something out. Anybody out there that has built a similar wall hung tool storage cabinet ?


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#1 posted 10-02-2014 05:15 PM

I can’t imagine that style of cabinet having stiles. Can you link to a plan or picture?

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#2 posted 10-02-2014 08:39 PM

Rick, I may have used the wrong term. It’s a strip fastened to the door edges that aren’t framed. The PDF is from FWW and is called Quick to Build Tool Cabinet. I think Ill just proceed and put the box together, cut the front third off, split it into the two doors and see what kind of clearance is needed when the doors are hung. Thanks for the reply.

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#3 posted 10-03-2014 01:48 AM

This plan:
http://images.taunton.com/downloads/FW1124_Tool-Cabinet.pdf

I’m not seeing anything attached to the door edges except a lip where the doors close.

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#4 posted 10-03-2014 07:05 PM

Yes that’s the one. On the left side the strip looks flush, on the right side it looks like the strip is held back for relief or maybe a strip on the outside that covers the joint?

I’m about to cut the front off and thinking about the ways I can mount the piano hinges.

The mating plywood edges.

The outside, centered over the joint.

If on the mating edges, should I run an additional kerf on the body and the door equal to the thickness of the hinge while in closed position?

Thanks for the reply and any additional suggestions

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#5 posted 10-03-2014 07:33 PM


...or maybe a strip on the outside that covers the joint?

- GeneralDisorder

I believe that is exactly what it is. They show it but don’t explain it in the plan. I’m not sure it’s necessary except maybe to keep out dust.

They mounted the piano hinges to the mating edges but I can’t tell if they cut a relief, again the plan doesn’t mention it. I’ve never used piano hinges but my gut feeling is a relief for the hinges would allow the doors to close better. Or you could apply edge banding around the mating pieces except where the hinges attach, I would probably go that route because it would look more finished.
The more I look at this plan, the more I think about building one.

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#6 posted 10-05-2014 03:34 AM

We’ll I cut the front off and split it in two. Wished the dadoes we’re cut in the sides before it went together. My wobble dado barely got the finger joints done, and my router bits are pretty poor shape. Got some coming though so hopefully some progress next week.

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#7 posted 10-05-2014 03:43 AM

Looking forward to seeing the finished cabinet.

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#8 posted 10-14-2014 06:01 AM

Not finished yet but had some time to work on it this weekend. My question about what would happen at the door edge was obvious when the doors were cut apart. Answer was they don’t interfere because the hinge pivot point is about 3 inches behind the mating edges. I chose to slap the piano hinge on the sides because of the softwood plies in the Home Deepoo plywood. No plans on covering the plywood edges or center joint.

Above all, rounding up my tools is very enjoyable. Wish I built this years ago.

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#9 posted 10-14-2014 05:39 PM

Cabinet is looking good. I’ve been planning a tool chest for a long time but now that my shop renovations are mostly done, I might have enough free wall space to build this.

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#10 posted 01-11-2015 01:12 PM

Hand Salute!!!!! At ease!

Nice box General, please show more as you complete and refine it as you see fit.

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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#11 posted 01-11-2015 03:10 PM

Well I’ve made a little more progress. Keep in mind I’m setting up shop from scratch and knew if I didn’t build this box now it might never get built. It’s been nice as I go through my old shop and garage to get stuff I want to keep organized and get rid of other stuff. I truly am getting more organized and downsizing.

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#12 posted 01-11-2015 03:24 PM

Looks like since previous pic the six drawers are in, brace,bits, coping saws, spokshave, a few more layout tools, are in. Upper right front will get screw drivers , maybe some more files. Above the spokshave on left will be a couple carving drawknifes.

The drawers are pretty basic with 1/4” plywood stapled to the bottom to maximize space. I sawed some slightly burl
like box elder with the intentions of facing the fronts.

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