Sanding Storage/Organization Cabinet

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Project by Owlcroft posted 05-16-2021 11:55 PM 833 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally, after laterally years of frustration, I decided it was time to once and for all build that Sanding Cabinet to store and organize all my sandy stuff. I started with a Plan I found in a September, 2005 Wood Magazine.

I liked the plan, but it was not big enough for all the supplies I have accumulated and it did not have storage for my sanders. So I made it a little deeper, used peg board on the doors so I could hang tools or supplies on them, doubled the door bins on the inside of each door, added an extra storage shelf and added a shelf for storing my sanders with a way to keep the cords organized. To mount it I used a French Cleat.

Cabinet construction is done using Kreg pocket screws and Tight Bond II. Doors are made with Whiteside Rail and Style bits and the panel is pegboard. The door rails and styles are select pine; Cabinet is 1/2” plywood; cabinet back and top (Easy way to hide the Kreg joinery on the top) is 1/8” hard board; and all the exposed plywood edges are covered with veneer tape.

Really Happy with the results. Life is much easier now that I do not have to look in multiple locations when I need sanding supplies.


-- Owlcroft

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#1 posted 05-17-2021 10:23 AM

Very nice build,

-- Petey

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#2 posted 05-17-2021 04:35 PM

That a great cabinet. I particularly like the idea of peg board on the doors.

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#3 posted 05-17-2021 04:59 PM

Nice job! Your revisions of their plan makes yours seem a lot better.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#4 posted 05-17-2021 05:26 PM

Pegboard allows dust to infiltrate. Lexan keeps dust out but let’s you see in.

Nice work.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#5 posted 05-17-2021 06:15 PM

I really like this design. Having everything in an enclosed cabinet just helps keep the shop looking cleaner and neater. Now I want to redo my finishing supply / sanding rack. Mine was built as one of the very first projects when I moved shops and I continue to kick myself for not adding doors on it.

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#6 posted 05-17-2021 09:05 PM

Nice work.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#7 posted 05-18-2021 12:58 PM

Nicely done. I like the idea for cord organization for your power sanders.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#8 posted 05-19-2021 10:45 PM

I really like this. You did a great job on your build.
Thanks for sharing.

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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