Tool cabinet - wood whisperer inspired

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Project by glen posted 01-25-2016 04:19 PM 3112 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey All – thanks for looking.

This is a wood whisperer inspired tool cabinet – I believe they called it the “fescubby” on woodtalk.

I’ve been in my new house and new shop for about 1.5 years now and there is zero storage, so I thought i’d build this cabinet as a start. There was a little alcove by a window and this seemed to fit perfectly.

This project marks many firsts for me -

-first real project in my new shop
-first real cabinet type project i’ve ever built
-first time building drawers and using drawer slides
-first time using the domino
-biggest project i’ve build to date

I was really disappointed with the plywood I got for this – at $65CAD a sheet, I thought I was getting something of quality, but I was mistaken. The thin veneer had me burn through in a few places when trying to take off glue squeeze out or when flushing the solid wood trim. Good thing it’s a shop project! Unfortunately, I still have a big stack of it to be used to make some other cabinets for the shop. Oh well – live and learn.

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#1 posted 01-25-2016 04:28 PM

That looks very nice.
You should be proud.


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#2 posted 01-25-2016 04:41 PM

Very nice looking storage, everything in its place.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#3 posted 01-25-2016 04:55 PM

That is really well done. I need some storage like that as well.

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#4 posted 01-25-2016 05:33 PM

Nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 01-25-2016 07:07 PM

Nice job. Gee, I wish I had that space!!

-- Making sawdust in Bermuda. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it!

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#6 posted 01-25-2016 09:45 PM

Very well done! I like your bandsaw too.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#7 posted 01-26-2016 12:05 AM

Hey brotha I think that looks awesome. I am jealous of your ability to dive right in to cabinets like that. For some reason they intimidate me. I reckon I just need to grab a pair and get after some.

Thanks for sharing.

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#8 posted 01-26-2016 01:32 AM

Thanks for the encouraging comments everyone!

@RustyHacksaw – yeah, you just gotta give it a try. I made it easy on myself by using plans from the wood whisperer, which had an accompanying video. I just decided to use drawers instead of a flip top like he did. Kinda helped that this was a shop project, so if it didn’t turn out awesome, I would really be the only one seeing it. Give it a shot – I’m sure you’ll kill it!

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#9 posted 01-26-2016 02:22 PM

Glen, that cabinet is a great addition to your shop. Nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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