Another Mobile Pegboard Cabinet

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Project by Scottlj posted 07-23-2014 02:06 AM 6216 views 16 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my version of rolling pegboard cabinet that I was inspired to build from:

Mark Whitsitt’s project:

  • There’s a $15 wood dolly as the base.
  • The framework is put together mostly with pocket hole screws / Kreg jig, except for the shelves, which were attached with a nail gun.
  • For the drawer, it was the first time I tried using my Jessum doweling jig, which works fine. You just have to measure carefully; of course I guess that’s for anything. I really hadn’t built drawers before so I did screw up the sides. My solution was just to mount the sliders on the bottom. (Ideally this is one of those, “OK, that was a recoverable learning experience I’d prefer not to repeat.)
  • I did add a small bracket on the back near the top to hold some 6’ pipe clamps. And the rear part of the lower shelves are cut a few inches deeper than the front side, which are flush. This was to accommodate storing the clamps by just clamping them to the top of the case or the bracket.
  • The pegboard itself is attached via the nail gun, and is the actual side, there’s no underlying plywood. Where the 2×2 side rails exist, I just can’t use pegs is all. No big deal.

That’s about it! No more running back and forth for every tool and cleanup every time I head to the driveway to build something. Just roll all the gear out!

Thanks to Mark for the idea.

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#1 posted 07-23-2014 01:02 PM

Looks good. Also looks like it will be handy to have.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 07-23-2014 01:42 PM

awesome! what is the HxWxD of this cabinet?

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#3 posted 07-23-2014 07:47 PM

6’ x 18” x 30”

Basically, the size of the $20 Milwaukee Dolly at HD with some 6’ 2×4s at the four sides and the 2×2s for the rails and cross members. It sneaks under my garage door when you add the few inches for the dolly / wheels.

One error I made was with the 6’ pipe clamps. My intent was to store them by hanging from top rear shelf. But the cranks extended just a bit too high up and were catching on some other pipes in garage where I wanted to store this thing. My solution was the rear cross member to hang them on instead, and I just barely got away with clearance on the bottom. Which was lucky, not smart.

All in all though, I have to say the 1/2 day I spent to build it, (maybe more including the trip to the store for the wood, etc.), was totally worth it. When I do a project in driveway, I just roll out my saw horses and plywood on top, table saw and this thing and everything is with me. I had been constantly running back and forth to get stuff and besides annoying, crap just ended up in all kinds of places. It’s made set up and clean up a LOT less cumbersome.

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#4 posted 07-23-2014 08:24 PM

Looks like a very nice space saver, well done

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#5 posted 07-24-2014 03:04 AM

Very nice. Do you have any problems with it being unstable? I would like to have something like this but It looks like it might be prone to tipping over.

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#6 posted 07-24-2014 03:18 AM

Interesting. Someone on another forum where I posted it asked something similar:

Answer was / is:

I don’t think it would go over a significant bump very well.

But it’s not a problem to either push or pull it from the vertical middle area. Especially with the heavier saws / drills, etc. stored towards bottom, it’s reasonably stable. I’m sure I could destroy some gear with a very loud crashing sound if I shoved it hard from the top. So… I just don’t do that.

It has drastically decreased my build-in-the-driveway setup and clean up time. Someone on Lumberjocks asked about dimensions.

It’s basically 6’ x 18” x 30” with width/depth pretty much determined by the size of the $20 dolly I got at HD. It’s supposedly good for 1,000 lbs, which is more than enough so ideally that will hold up. Of course, you could always use heavier duty 2×4s and your own wheels for the dolly.

It’s obviously more stable to push is long ways. Even if I did hit a snag on something, it would take some doing to lever it over. Going “side” ways might be more prone to a problem. But I’ve really never felt it to be even slightly at risk. There’s just a couple of bumps I go over in and out of the garage, and they’ve not been an issue.

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#7 posted 07-26-2014 09:38 AM

cool idea – holds almost everythin
i have to make one

-- shuja

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#8 posted 07-27-2014 01:34 PM

Looks very useful. I might build one of these “lazy Susan style” someday. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dylan C ...Seems like all ever I make is sawdust...

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