Wall Storage for tools and other things.

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Project by Bureaucrat posted 05-29-2010 07:08 AM 5430 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project that I worked on for several months. It’s been done for a couple. I have to say that it is a lesson in should have, could have. But about the project.
I wanted an area to store my tools and limit the amount of saw dust that would accumulate on them. I had a plan… in my head. I started and them saw some really neat storage units on LJ and I adapted. Then I saw some more neat units on LJ and I adapted again. When all is said and done I would do several things different:
1. Make a plan on paper or on sketch up… stick with it.
2. In stead of buying $27 a pint White Board paint and spending a weekend painting it I would buy the 4×8 sheet of “white board on Masonite” at Home Depot for $11.
3. I made the case too shallow. I can only put flat things on the doors else they will not close. (I am going to fix that. I have the pieces cut to add 3” in depth.)
4. If you look at the shop magazine storage area you may notice that the shelf is sagging to the point of the top of the sliding doors beginning to come out of the track. The left cabinet door doesn’t want to open easily either. Magazines are a lot heavier than I thought. (I have a fix though. When I add the depth to the cabinet I will attach a 1.5” angle iron to the bottom of the magazine shelf. It will be inside the cabinet and will serve as a door stop as well.)
5. I’m still trying to work out a better set up on the left end of the cabinet.

Another thing I learned… the tool you want is never behind the door you’ve opened.

Life is a lesson.

-- Gary D.

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#1 posted 05-29-2010 07:11 AM

Looks good Gary that should help organise things for you.


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#2 posted 05-29-2010 07:42 AM

Pegboardmania. Good job. Will be very versatile.

-- Daniel -

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#3 posted 05-29-2010 10:19 AM

Hey Gary,
Nice tidy job.

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#4 posted 05-29-2010 02:41 PM

I am starting on a wall mounted tool cabinet today. Thanks for the “lessons learned.” I am planning to draw it out so as to figure exactly what tools to go in it. You build a nice cabinet.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#5 posted 05-29-2010 03:02 PM

Looks like you’ve managed to use that space pretty well from here.
Nice job.

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#6 posted 05-29-2010 03:06 PM

Love to see neat, clean and organized! Good job and thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 05-29-2010 03:52 PM

Nice work.

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

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#8 posted 05-29-2010 10:56 PM

Nice and neat… organized too.


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#9 posted 05-30-2010 05:50 AM

Do you eat a lot of sandwiches in your shop? Or are the mustard bottles for some sort of newfangled finish? ;-)

-- "How can I be lost if I've got nowhere to go?"

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#10 posted 05-30-2010 06:20 AM

CyBorge: I keep an extra mustard bottle around for all sorts of reasons, but mostly for glue applications. My wife wouldn’t let me have the Cranberry Mustard container, she’s hording it for some reason. I wonder if I put paint in the thing, could I use it to make thin stripes. Mmmm?

A mere 30 miles from my shop is the self proclaimed Mustard Capital of the World in Mount Horeb, WI. There is a museum there with thousands of bottles of mustard and mustard related paraphernalia.

-- Gary D.

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#11 posted 05-30-2010 05:59 PM

great lessons…that is what i love about wood working…and LJs is a better place when we learn from each other…thanks for sharing!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#12 posted 06-02-2010 01:11 AM

Very neat Gary. Nice work.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 06-03-2010 12:47 AM

Awesoem job on your shop cabinets.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#14 posted 06-03-2010 09:11 PM

Great job on the cabinets Gary. I just leave my tool cabinet doors open. Of course this doesn’t solve the dust problem.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 11-30-2011 06:27 AM

Neat & clean cabinet & great organization job!
Unlike myself, you don’t need to spend an hour searching for tools.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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