Shallow shop wall cabinet with sliding doors

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Project by RetiredCoastie posted 02-03-2011 05:33 AM 18201 views 25 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My garage rebuild continues with this shallow wall cabinet I made from some plans I got from a wood magazine. It’s made from pine 1” x 6”s and 1/4” hardened peg board. The doors slide on a 1” x 1/8” aluminum flat stock that’s embedded into the base and the wheels are screen door wheels that are attached in a dado cut into the bottom rail. The top glides with the aid of 2 ea. 1” fender washer loosely attached to the top of the door and that rides between the face frame and a 3/4” runner attached slightly more than 1” back from the face frame. The bottom cubbie holes is an add on that provides space for AKRO bins for hardware and other small objects. Now I just need to find a local supplier that carries the improved pegs and then I’ll fill this thing up with the wood working tools I’ve got stashed in my over sized roll around tool box.

I’d like to thank Patron and Horizontal Mike and the other folks that responded to my earlier post for rope lighting. I went with one 33” low profile fluorescent light fixture to see how much light it gives off (first picture) I’ll get the second fixture on Friday and it should give me plenty of good lighting while working at the work bench. Thanks for viewing and as always look forward to your critiques!

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#1 posted 02-03-2011 05:37 AM

Is the outside metal or painted wood? It really looks nice, if its metal where did you get it or did you do the fabrication by yourself

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#2 posted 02-03-2011 05:40 AM

Sorry I should have stated it’s wood that I painted to match the my base cabinets. The doors and inside I finished with boiled linseed oil. Thanks! It was a lot of fun.

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#3 posted 02-03-2011 05:49 AM

Nice cabinet… looks like it will hold a ton of stuff!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 02-03-2011 05:59 AM

Handsome. Very handsome !

-- -- Neil

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#5 posted 02-03-2011 06:44 AM

That is really nice. Very clean looking. I made the same one but didn’t want doors on mine. I also made it deeper by a couple inches. It sure is nice to have all that space to hang up tools. You’re going to love it. Good job.


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#6 posted 02-03-2011 06:46 AM

I forgot to include this pic of the door track.

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#7 posted 02-03-2011 06:46 AM

Great job RC. You only made on major mistake. You installed it in the wrong Rand

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#8 posted 02-03-2011 07:32 AM

Looks good from here!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 02-03-2011 11:39 AM

Nice work I saw this and considered making one as well. Nice idea on the track as well.

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

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#10 posted 02-03-2011 11:53 AM

Good job. Same as ken90712, I thought of making one as well. It would be more practical, then just a piece of pegboard on the wall. Thanks for sharing.

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#11 posted 02-03-2011 06:00 PM

I saw this being built on The Woodsmith Shop and have downloaded the plans for it. Looks simple enough to build but as others have said it certainly looks more usefal just a piece of pegboard on the wall. Nice job.

-- The second mouse gets the cheese.

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#12 posted 02-03-2011 07:32 PM

That’s a nice cabinet. Sure will come in handy.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#13 posted 02-03-2011 11:02 PM

Well done,

I did mine over a year ago from plan I got out of ShopNote #77. It has worked great for me.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#14 posted 02-04-2011 01:09 AM

Very nice! I saw this on The WoodSmith Shop too and have thought about building it. Unrelated question for ya…what material did you use to make the bench top I see in image # 4? I’m getting ready to redo some of the bench space in my garage and I really like the look of yours.

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#15 posted 02-04-2011 01:29 AM

That’s a great storage cabinet. I like the bins along the bottom.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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