sliding door shop cabinet

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Project by shelly_b posted 11-02-2012 09:40 PM 9583 views 25 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I keep saying I need to organize my shop and have been wanting to build this ever since seeing it in the woodsmith plans. I finally got around to building it last week. The doors slide and there are hidden screen door wheels in the doors. They ride on an aluminum track on the bottom. The shelves are all adjustable. I probably won’t need them all but won’t know until I put my tools in it. I just need to choose a finish and make the bottom bin compartments so I can finally have a place for my smaller tools. I am excited for all of my tools to have a “spot” where they are easy to get to and put back:) Any suggestions for finnish? My boyfriend and his friends say golden oak…I put some light walnut on it and thought it looked good. I don’t want to go too dark b/c I would like for it to stand out from the peg board.

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#1 posted 11-02-2012 11:30 PM

Nice job.

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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#2 posted 11-02-2012 11:54 PM

Very nice. I’d go with the light walnut too.

-- "There seems to be a black hole in my garage that swallows up pencils and tape measures as soon as I put them down."

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#3 posted 11-03-2012 12:01 AM

Very cool and useful!

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#4 posted 11-03-2012 01:09 AM

Very nice, it will come in handy like mine! Good job.

-- Tim The Toolman Dayton, Ohio

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#5 posted 11-03-2012 01:21 AM

sheer genius…love the idea!

-- M.K.

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#6 posted 11-03-2012 02:45 AM

excellent job.that should help with organization.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#7 posted 11-03-2012 07:01 AM

Beautifull cabinet,it would be good in living room either.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 11-03-2012 10:32 AM

Terrific! Must give this some consideration as I’m space challenged and fond of a project contributing to the tool shop! Thanks!

-- -T

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#9 posted 11-03-2012 10:45 AM

Nice build Shelly….you never regret the time invested when it helps you be more organized in the shop. As far as the stain, either would look great but you did the work and will use it….only question is, what finish do YOU like?

-- Tim Harrelson

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#10 posted 11-03-2012 11:38 AM

Hope that it’s as useful as it looks! Nice work!

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#11 posted 11-03-2012 12:08 PM

looks good will have it full of STUFF in no time


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#12 posted 11-03-2012 12:59 PM

Nice job!! Very useful, on my list to do after Christmas.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#13 posted 11-03-2012 02:00 PM

Very nicely done. Regarding your statement about the shelves, “I probably won’t need them all…”, I’d like to hear your view on that one year from now!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#14 posted 11-03-2012 03:04 PM

Looks great and I like the colors the way they are now. It kinda has a maple and walnut contrast to it. I’d just clear coat it.

-- Jim,

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#15 posted 11-03-2012 05:01 PM

Looks great. This will really keep you organized. If you have left over wood from this, you can make a sample board of stain colors. Sand the sample board with the same grits as the cabinet. Apply as many stain colors you want to the sample board. Apply a topcoat as well. When you choose the right color, finish the cabinet the same as you did the sample board. Thanks for sharing

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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