WorkBench Storage Cabinet - Just to Show off my Hand Planes!

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Project by Jeepin85CJ7 posted 02-23-2016 08:11 PM 1493 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I had some time recently and was getting sick of running around my shop for my chisels and hand planes to work on a small task. I know its laziness and the shop is small – only 12×30, but still, it was a necessary task.

The Cabinet is made of leftover 3/4” Oak plywood – mainly left over from my NYW Router Table build and a recent built in I made for my sister. I assembled the carcass with dado joints, glue and screws for extra security as this will be around forever. I knew that while I was designing it that it had to hold my Stanley Number 8, my Dewalt Drill bits and all of the other things I needed daily on my Pegboard. So I messed around with the design for few times, even tried SketchUp, which I failed miserably at and then watched a lot of YouTube.

I ended up making the cabinet 6 3/4” deep (before the doors), 4’ Long and 28” tall. While I was dreaming this up, I wanted to make sure the doors were going to be big enough, however hold the weight that I was going to put on them. I ended up making the doors out of solid oak – 1 1/4” wide and 3/4” thick with 1” mortise and tenon joints on all the corners for the added bonus of strength and using my plunge router. Then I put a groove in the doors and scrounged around for pegboard in my shop and was excited to use the cabinet.

Now I went overkill on a lot of this cabinet, so I decided why not finish it with pre-cat lacquer that I had lying around. All in all, I have about a week and change into this.

Everyday that I use it, I just love it more and more, I have built a few different projects since completing this and just to have the tools right there is amazing. It is my second cabinet technically and I couldn’t be happier. Just for reference – the last shot is the mess that I was working with.

I really recommend that if you even have been tossing this around – go ahead and make one – you won’t regret it.

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#1 posted 02-24-2016 03:26 AM

I like the cabinet. I have a similar cabinet with pegboard on the back and doors. I use it for storing all kinds of stuff and not sure how I would do without it.

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#2 posted 02-24-2016 03:22 PM

It turns out to be the best thing I have made in a while, and it was so easy that is the best part.

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