Tool cabinet #7: Top mounted tool chest

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Blog entry by CutNRun posted 01-17-2008 08:54 PM 1660 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Almost ready for tools Part 7 of Tool cabinet series Part 8: All done and loaded »

While it isn’t quite done, I’m about 80% complete with the companion chest to my tool cabinet. The carcase is completed and together, the back panel is done and ready to mount, and the drawers are all cut and dry assembled. I need to finish sand the drawers and glue them togther. Some coats of finish and drawer liners and it will be ready for tools. Should add some bonus shallow drawers to what I have already.
The drawer fronts of the chest are figured maple to match the top drawers on the cabinet.

-- CutNRun - So much wood, so many trails, so little time

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#1 posted 01-17-2008 09:06 PM

Looks great! Well done.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 01-17-2008 09:08 PM

Great job. The chest is not only functional but it looks good as well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 01-17-2008 11:01 PM

Love the figured maple – can’t beat a quality piece of timber.

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#4 posted 01-17-2008 11:42 PM

Looks like tiger maple. Man that would make a nice looking anything. Beautiful. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 01-17-2008 11:58 PM

Can’t wait to see pics of the completed unit with the finish applied. Nice work.

-- wood4me

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#6 posted 01-18-2008 02:45 AM

thanks for posting its nice for us po folk to see how the other half lives !! lol great tool cabinet cut , way too nice for my shop

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#7 posted 01-18-2008 03:09 AM

Really nice work. Watching it come together is a real treat. Can’t wait to see it stuffed.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#8 posted 01-18-2008 03:43 AM

Looks great – you’re gonna have some nice tool storage!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#9 posted 01-18-2008 11:06 AM

That is going to be a beaut!

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#10 posted 04-29-2012 04:56 AM

That is looking nice, woodgrain really pops, good luck on a great tool chest.

-- "So many little time..." Psalm 23

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