Hanging Wall Tool Cabinet

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Project by Wally331 posted 03-27-2013 12:07 AM 9425 views 19 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Like many other jocks, I found myself getting more and more into hand tools lately. After keeping my planes in their original boxes for months, I finally got sick of stepping around them and other tools and decided to build some permanent storage. I searched around and found some cabinets on LJ’s that I really liked and combined their aspects into what suited me.

This cabinet took me about a quarter sheet of 3/4 inch ply, and about two thirds of a sheet of half inch ply. I also used plenty of scrap wood for the holders, and two- 30 inch brass piano hinges. To finish the maple ply I used just tung oil, and the cabinet is hung using a french cleat. Case construction consists of rabbets reinforced with screws, and dadoes for the smaller compartments.

It is a really great space saver and organizer, it gave me a chance to take a huge board of ugly peg board off the wall, and it displays my small collection nicely. It should get plenty of use. Thanks for looking – Chris

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#1 posted 03-27-2013 12:15 AM

Great job I have been working on two of them waiting tell the weather to warm up to finish the project.Thank you for sharing this project.

-- Todd

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#2 posted 03-27-2013 12:16 AM

I like it! Been wanting to make one similar to reorganize my tool collection.
Thanks for the share.


-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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#3 posted 03-27-2013 12:26 AM

I could be wrong, but I bet that you have a lot of unused space in this cabinet that is begging for more tools to fill it up and keep the others company. :D

-- Art

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#4 posted 03-27-2013 12:39 AM


Nicely done. Nothing more satisfying than getting better organized. You’ve done a very nice job and I predict will enjoy the fruits of your labor for many projects to come.


-- -T

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#5 posted 03-27-2013 01:10 AM

looks great! I installed peg board a few years ago, and have been slowly replacing it with other storage methods too.

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#6 posted 03-27-2013 01:41 AM

Nice looking tool cabinet, Wally. I can see yours is almost filled up with what appears to be a nice collection of tools. Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#7 posted 03-27-2013 01:50 AM

good job

-- Joel

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#8 posted 03-27-2013 02:13 AM

Looks good, I would add a sign on the doors:
If you touch these you will die!
If you borrow them and do not return them you will die!
If you run you will only die tired!


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

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#9 posted 03-27-2013 04:17 AM

great job

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#10 posted 03-27-2013 02:06 PM

Great cabinet

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#11 posted 03-27-2013 02:15 PM

Wow! Nice cabinet and collection of tools. You should be proud of this.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#12 posted 03-27-2013 02:18 PM

What one needs is organization in a shop. This looks great. Now I have to build myself one so that I can get organized. Thanks for the pic.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#13 posted 03-27-2013 04:21 PM

Great Job! Now comes the hard part, keeping it that organized during projects.

-- Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.

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#14 posted 03-27-2013 05:32 PM

Congrats man! Great cabinet.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#15 posted 03-27-2013 07:32 PM


-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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