Tool Cabinet Build #20: Doors Complete and Hung!

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Blog entry by Airframer posted 06-08-2015 03:06 AM 2015 reads 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 19: Starting On The Box Doors.. Plus Bonus Dovetail Tool Mod Part 20 of Tool Cabinet Build series Part 21: Starting on the drawers.. »

I really had thought I had updated this blog since the last one… sorry about that.

Since I last updated this I have completed the doors and got them installed on the cabinet. I also faced the cabinet with some sapele edge banding. I realize it covers the sliding dovetail ends but it really cleans up the inside faces of the cabinet very nicely and ties in the door fronts with the inside.

Not a whole lot to say about the process that you can’t make out in the pics so I’ll just post those up and you guys can have at them…. pretty stoked about getting to this point. Now I can get the drawers made and start getting the hangers and tills built up.

Started on the drawer fronts today as well… My sapele supply is dwindling *sniff.. but will be enough for the drawers and some tills I think.

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#1 posted 06-08-2015 11:35 AM

Are the doors sapele? Either way, I’m diggin ‘em. Nice work.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#2 posted 06-08-2015 12:02 PM

Yep, the wood combo on the doors is gorgeous!
And nice workmanship, too!
Wow, it’s huge…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#3 posted 06-08-2015 12:46 PM

Very nice. That’s some solid frame and panel work.

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#4 posted 06-08-2015 01:14 PM

That is going to be one nice cabinet. You realize with nice looking cabinets and other furniture in you shop you tend to spend more time out there. Looks like your shop elf is doing well also.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#5 posted 06-08-2015 01:55 PM

Nice, nice, and nice…
This will be a shop fixture that you will really enjoy using, then pass on to the wee one we see in one of the above pics.
Great work!

-- Ed

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#6 posted 06-08-2015 03:15 PM

Thanks folks. I am pretty excited to finally have the doors and case complete and can move on to the “Fun Part” of fitting all my tools into it… well after the drawers are finished. I have never built a drawer before so this should be interesting to say the least.

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#7 posted 06-08-2015 04:43 PM

AF, I really hope fitting your tools into beautiful cabinets this nice is fun. My fun was spoiled when all was fitted as planned and then some more tools arrived that I “needed”, and … well they just wouldn’t fit!


-- Dan Krager, Olney IL All my life I've wanted to be someone. I see now I should have been more specific.

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#8 posted 06-08-2015 06:42 PM

That has been in the back of my mind throughout the build. In the 2 years almost that I have been building this I have purposely been trying to solidify my “main” tool box inventory to that which I actually use along with any planned future tools I know I will want or need. That gives me a pretty solid idea of what I need to fit in here and any that show up afterwards will just have to get their own box lol.

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#9 posted 06-08-2015 06:53 PM

^ Uh huh, thats when you build a traveling chest, then a specialized saw chest then …........

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#10 posted 06-08-2015 07:09 PM

Very nice Eric. I was wondering about your cabinet just the other day. Glad to see the update.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#11 posted 06-08-2015 10:11 PM

Nice work.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#12 posted 06-09-2015 03:57 AM

Nice work Eric, gonna look great on the wall.

-- Jake -- "Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

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#13 posted 06-09-2015 11:15 AM

Very fine.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#14 posted 06-09-2015 10:42 PM

Nice work on the doors.

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#15 posted 06-10-2015 03:06 PM

It’s gorgeous Eric. Awesome stock selection too. You are doing a fantastic job.

Baby AF is growing a ton.

Thanks for taking us along on the build.

-- ~Tony

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