Wall Hung Tool Cabinet

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Blog series by johnstoneb updated 03-31-2014 12:55 PM 5 parts 14003 reads 18 comments total

Part 1: Deciding on design and starting the cabinet

03-23-2014 03:51 PM by johnstoneb | 4 comments »

Last spring I built a new 16’ x 24’ shop. This was a little smaller then my 2 car garage I had been working out of. I no longer had to push tools against the wall to get vehicles in and it had a full loft with a 6’6” ceiling. I could use the loft for finishing some projects, tool, hardware and lumber storage. For finishing, hardware and lumber storage it works very well. I found that having to climb stairs to get and store hand tools was becoming very time-consumi...

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Part 2: Making the Doors

03-26-2014 02:40 AM by johnstoneb | 3 comments »

What sold me on this style of cabinet was the doors. The doors are a box style giving you additional storage in each door.To make the doors I first made two boxes then made two frame and panel doors. Then glued the panels to the boxes.The boxes glued up.I cut the dados in the stiles and rails with a 1/4” cutter in my #45. I got lazy on the stub tenons and used the table saw. The tenons were only a 1/4” long and about 1 1/2” wide. It just took a couple quick passes on t...

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Part 3: Starting on the interior

03-28-2014 10:09 PM by johnstoneb | 2 comments »

First thing to go in the interior is the plane till. I’m using 1/4” birch plywood supported by 3/4” fir plywood. The till supports will be glued and screwed in along with the upper shelf (this will give some added support to the back when mounting on the wall). Everything else will be screwed in so it is will be easy to modify or change. Laying out the planes. Supports glued in. Till in and separators installed Lower insert glued up and fit. This will provide...

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Part 4: Fitting out the Interior #2

03-30-2014 01:24 PM by johnstoneb | 4 comments »

The cabinet is on the wall and hasn’t fallen off . It’s time to finish the door interiors and install them. I made racks for the chisels and found that by moving the interior door even with the edge of the box I had room for a rack to hang mallets. I then laid out my squares on the interior door and made hangers for them and installed the door. Before I can hang the door boxes I need to do something about storage for the #12 1/2 scraper. It won’t fit...

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Part 5: Fitting out the other door

03-31-2014 12:55 PM by johnstoneb | 5 comments »

Today I finished the cabinet more or less. I mounted the interior door and made mounts for the hand saws. Once those were on time to attach the door to the cabinet. Here’s what we have. I still need to make a couple drawers for the insert and acquire more tools to fill it up.

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