Building a wall hanging tool cabinet #1: Building a wall hanging tool cabinet #1

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Blog entry by exelectrician posted 10-02-2014 08:05 PM 3159 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I received a set of Stanley 750 chisels from my wife for my birthday months ago and decided that they and my planes needed a place that was easy to get to and easy on the eye.
Pictures are worth more than a thousand words.

I started with the plane till so I could get a general idea of the size of the cabinet.
Then using No3 (third grade cherry) boards planed down to 820 thou I edge joined using biscuits narrow boards to get up to over 9 1/2” wide, after joining the boards I planed the joined boards down to 752 thou.

Using my Keller DT jig and not cutting the last pins and tails I prepared myself to try mitered dovetails for the first time.
I took full advantage of the great Lowes Hardware, Bessey clamp “giveaway” , and here is my collection in use.

Then the door frames.

More mock ups to check if the whole thing will fit on my wall, dang! When I fold back the doors they won’t clear the parts bin on the right, I will have to space the whole thing off the wall by 1/4”. Live and learn!

Using some 1/2” Baltic birch ply off cuts I pieced to-gether the back board using No20 biscuits @ 5” centers. Then I fastened the slightly oversized back to the case with screws and flush trimmed the ply to the case.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#1 posted 10-02-2014 08:23 PM

Looks good so far , keep at it and show us the end result.

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#2 posted 10-02-2014 09:15 PM

Looking good. What is the depth of your doors? Fancy corner joints on the main case. If you use 3/4 inch french cleats, are you sure you wonʻt clear your parts cabinet? Might have to relocate the parts cabinet. Be sure to use 3/4 in ply for the back of the main cabinet and the door fronts so you have enough wood to screw in your tool holders.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#3 posted 10-03-2014 12:26 AM

Thanks for the comments Richard, and tyvekboy. Well…. I am trying to keep costs down so I have more $$’s for tools that is why I screwed, without glue the 1/2” baltic birch pieced together back board. If a screw goes through the back after it is up, the screw end will go into air and I won’t see it, and that’s okay with me. Another reason I did not glue it was to give me the option to take it off and put a whole piece of 3/4” ply on if I need to.
More progress today with the raised panel doors, photo’s to follow…..

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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