Tool Storage Cabinet

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Project by Grumpymike posted 09-16-2012 03:52 PM 5486 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This tool cabinet is one that was aired on the Woodsmith Shop PBS TV show. I made some modifications to suit my needs. The sliding doors gives two layer storage that facinated me.
It’s consructed of pine and BORG pegboard. I chose the white pegboard to reflect the light better as my aging eyes need all the help they can get.
I used some dado, pocket hole,rabbit, and good old butt joints on this piece. everything is glued and screwed together. I changed the top cleat on the back to a french cleat so that i can move ti to the new shop (comming soon) when it’s built. And I think that it is a bit sturdier.
The stain on the frame and the stain on the door frames are leftover Minwax that I mixed together to use up the little bits leftover from other projects. I can’t repeat it but it looks good and it used up stuff that would have been thrown out.
This was a fun weekend build and as you can see by the photos I am just now adding shelves and moving into this sliding door cabinet.
I special ordered the pegs on line because these won’t fall out as you remove a tool … I will post a tool review later on these … a must have if you use pegboard. ... Comments?

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#1 posted 09-16-2012 04:05 PM

I saw that episode as well…made me wish that I had wall space available ! Nice job and I think your white pegboard is a good choice : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#2 posted 09-16-2012 05:00 PM

loving it. white peg bored really does help the tools to stand out. inly comment i could possibly think of as i firs looked at it is the glue shelf? bottle shelf needs either a little rail or elastic or something to stop things falling off. not that earth quakes tremors etc are that common but i am a clumbsy so and so and my bottles would be off the shelf in a 10 count.

-- Englishman in Finland I am guessing that i am Finglish.

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#3 posted 09-16-2012 05:06 PM

Nice looking tool cabinet. Looks familiar...... ;-). I’d be curious to know what kind of pegs you decided to use. I chose the ones recommended in one of the comments to my project. They work great.

-- Vic Rice

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#4 posted 09-16-2012 05:25 PM

great looking cabinet

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#5 posted 09-16-2012 10:25 PM

AJM: yup, I did later add a 1/4” dowel across there as a bumper.

Vrice: I used the pegboard hooks from Talon Hooks … there is a review on this site, go to the top of the page and right under the LJ logo click the ‘reviews’ button

The doors roll with ease using the Woodsmith technique.

Thanks for the kind comments

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#6 posted 09-17-2012 12:59 PM

Cool. I’m in the process of building one right now as a surprise for my dad. What worked out for me is all the wood I already had…”pine from shipping boxes”, peg board for the 2 sliders from a display stand.
Hardware was the only cost.
Its really the first major project I’ve done. Yep, I’ve made scrap wood into smaller pieces of scrap wood in the process. I’ll post pics when its done. I’m going to build me one too.
The only problem with all storage units is …for my dad it needs to be ten times bigger!!
I got my plan from Shop Notes.

-- jerry

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#7 posted 09-17-2012 03:15 PM

I will be anxious to see your version, check out the one Vic Rice did looks good.
I haven’t decided wheather or not to add the hardware tray yet … I have all the stuff … maybe

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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