50% more use of Wall Space with Peg Board Cabinet.

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Project by Ken90712 posted 07-29-2011 03:50 AM 8744 views 12 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It was time to re-organize my small Southern California Shop. I saw this project on the WoodSmith Shop and decided it might not be a bad idea for one of the walls in my shop. I figured 50% more storage will be a good thing and help me stay more organized.

I used 3/4 oak for this project. It weighs a ton! Its anchored to the wall with many 3/8×2 ½ lag bolts. I love the 16 storage bins on the bottom, although I am thinking of putting plexi -glass on a hinge to keep dust out of the bins. It is nice to have everything so close, instead of spread all around the shop.

I changed the plans some, as the height needed to be adjusted a bit. I bought the bins from Grainger for $1.31 each, needing 16 of them. I used 1/4 Tempered Peg Board. I will be changing the screen door rollers the plan calls for, as there a little weak in my opinion. However, my Nickname is “Over Kill LOL” The doors are T&G.

I finished it with some dye stain I had left over 4 parts orange 7 parts Med brown. No real fancy finish on this project. I thought of some wipe on poly but Blondie wants me to start her outdoor Dining table as her custom outdoor dinning Chairs arrived 3 weeks early OH No

Total money spent:
Oak = 120
Peg Board = 40 ( with a bunch left over )
Aluminum track =10
Handles = 8
Rollers 9
Shelf brackets 10

All in all a good price for a custom solid wood cabinet.

Thx for looking & all comments and feedback always welcome.

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

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#1 posted 07-29-2011 04:22 AM

Looks awesome!!!

I bought the plans online a couple weeks ago but I put it off b/c I thought it would be smarter to buy the tools before spending money to storing them! lol I still want this up in my shop as soon as it starts to cool down I’m thinking of making one my self. Regular white pine will work fine won’t it??

I have a PERFECT spot for it!!!

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#2 posted 07-29-2011 04:24 AM

Organization- I hate you ;^)

Nice job!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 07-29-2011 05:33 AM

Nice job, Ken!

I liked that episode of WoodSmith too… but, don’t have that much wall space… :(

Looks really GOOD!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#4 posted 07-29-2011 06:25 AM

Great looking cabinet, but I’m more jealous of your push stick. Is that figured walnut? It’s beautiful.

-- Matt -

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#5 posted 07-29-2011 06:38 AM

Nice job!

This cabinet saves a lot of space. I made 2 of them but changed the depth to 13” so i have deeper shelves.
They allowed me to fully use the dead space between the garage door rail and the wall.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#6 posted 07-29-2011 12:27 PM

sha-wheeet! the plexi is a good idea

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#7 posted 07-29-2011 01:17 PM

Good job and thanks for putting the estimated costs in. Nice touch.

-- Life is good.

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#8 posted 07-29-2011 01:53 PM

Ken, this is a nice addition to your shop. I have thought about building one of these as well but just never got up the initiative to do so. Yours is an incentive to get going. I especially like your hardware storage. It certainly is a step or two above my system:


Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#9 posted 07-29-2011 02:49 PM

That’s great work Ken. Time and money well spent. You should use and enjoy this for many, many years.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#10 posted 07-29-2011 06:54 PM

Lance ,you bet Pine will work, It looks like it will be a great spot for it as well….Have fun….Thx

Lew & Joe Thx LOL

Breakingboredom, yes it is walnut. I couldn’t resist. I don’t always use it though, but like looking at it.

Lanwater nice ! Nice work.. I thought of making it deeper as well but it worked for what I was needing. Nice work on yours, cool shop .

Pat…. LOL…. I was hoping you would see that awesome square you made me!!!!! I use it all the time… Thx bro!!!!

Roger & Howie, Thx so much.

Skylark …Thx…. good to hear from you… I hope all is well buddy….

Scott….I still have a drawer like that LOL Rome wasnt built in a day right???? It’s a on going project I swear….

Thx again all

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

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Steven H

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#11 posted 07-31-2011 02:41 AM

Is that a Cerritos woodworking push stick and mallet I see?

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#12 posted 07-31-2011 05:45 PM

It is for sure!

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

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#13 posted 08-03-2011 05:41 AM

Neat idea!

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#14 posted 08-03-2011 03:37 PM

Looking really good.
Well done.
Yes I also need to doubble my wall space before I go under in all the tools… Soon…
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#15 posted 08-14-2011 06:40 PM

I believe tools were meant to be seen hanging on walls instead of tucked into drawers and cabinets.

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