Tool Cabinet

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Project by BanjoBen posted 12-09-2015 03:46 PM 2291 views 11 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this recently for my garage shop. It’s based on a set of plans I got from Woodsmith (very good plans, btw). I got my first dado stack just before starting this project and it provided a good opportunity to try it out for all of the joinery. I built it with pine, and plywood. If I had it to do over again, I’d probably have used some hardwoods, but this was done before I found a good local source of such material. In any case, it has gone a long way toward helping to organize my small space.

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#1 posted 12-09-2015 04:02 PM

That is very nice, I like the color. Are there runners or slides for the drawers?

+1 for quality plans from woodsmith. I am in the middle of building their hobby bench, I like that a lot of projects can look good all the way around. The paneled look on the back of yours looks great.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#2 posted 12-09-2015 04:04 PM

Thanks! I used some full extension slides from Rockler (I think…I ordered from a couple of places for this project).

Yeah, for someone with almost no experience on stuff like this, the Woodsmith plans were a big help. They’re very thorough and have a lot of tips.

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#3 posted 12-09-2015 04:28 PM

Nice tool chest. I’ve looked at that plan and might give it a try. I like size and having casters.

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#4 posted 12-09-2015 07:20 PM

Great job, ive also eyeballed those plans, shopnotes, have yet to pull the trigger on it.

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#5 posted 12-10-2015 11:54 AM

Are you sure that’s for your garage? That looks too nice for anyones garage. Great job love the paint color with the dark hardware. What is the over all dimentions for the cabinet?

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#6 posted 12-10-2015 01:47 PM

I can’t recall the exact dimensions off the top of my head, but wheels and all it ends up being about 5 ft tall, about 20 inches deep, and just under 3 ft wide.

Our neighbor across the street kept trying to convince me that my wife and I should use it for baby clothes instead of keeping it in the garage for tools. Her hints are very subtle. :)

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#7 posted 12-10-2015 02:13 PM

What paint did you use, my wife loves gray and wants the bathroom and kitchen cabinets that color.

-- If you can't read it Scribble wrote it!! “Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.”

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#8 posted 12-10-2015 03:12 PM

Since this is going in my garage, I used an exterior latex. It’s actually the HGTV Home Showcase paint that Sherwin Williams makes for Lowes. I think the color was called raven wing.

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#9 posted 12-10-2015 03:14 PM

I should add, I sprayed it on with my Harbor Freight spraygun.

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#10 posted 12-11-2015 02:48 AM

Great looking cabinet , I recently used that HGTV S&W on a project and liked how it went on . Did you have to thin it out to spray it , mine was on the thick side . I like those hinges , where did you get them ?

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#11 posted 12-11-2015 02:59 AM

Thank! The paint I got was pretty thick too. As I recall, I thinned it a bit, but not much. The hinges came from

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