A long awaited Tool Cabinet

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Project by Tony posted 04-17-2019 09:13 AM 1528 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It been a long time since I posted a project in here, it a project that I have wanted for many a year.

My hand tool cabinet is finished, it is a combination of different designs from various sources, I still have to fit all the tools inside, but the construction is finished.

All the internal storage shelves are removable, allowing changes to be made in the future if necessary. The dimensions are 1460mm (57 ½”) x 1220mm (48”) x 400mm (16”j. The materials are plywood (unknown tropical hardwood), beech & spalted Birch. The finish is “finishing oil”, easy to apply, repair and low cost.

The Woodpecker, is my first attempt of wood burning, I may add more as time goes by and I get better at this.

Now comes the hard part, fitting all my tools inside.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#1 posted 04-17-2019 10:39 AM

Nice job!

-- Petey

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Bill Berklich

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#2 posted 04-17-2019 11:39 AM

Very nice! Keep us posted on the tool fit. I’m working on one myself and could use the inspiration.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#3 posted 04-17-2019 12:52 PM

Very nice cabinet with an interesting solution to handsaw storage. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 04-17-2019 03:35 PM

Nice job. That cabinet is very versatile. I built one based loosely on the same plans. It really lends itself to changes for different tools. You have done an excellent job adapting it to your needs.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#5 posted 04-17-2019 05:34 PM

Very nice, yup, fitting the tools in is a challange!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#6 posted 04-17-2019 09:02 PM

Wow, Tony! Plenty of depth to it, that will hold the favorites and then some.

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

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#7 posted 04-17-2019 10:22 PM

Very neat Tony & great storage space. Congrats on your Top3 Award.

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

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#8 posted 04-18-2019 04:06 AM

I have waited a long time for that cabinet too.
But, all I have to show for it are your pictures.

I love shop projects. That is one looks great !

-- derek / oregon

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