Hanging tool cabinet

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Project by Nicky posted 01-02-2014 01:12 AM 7965 views 34 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Started this a few months back. Just an empty hanging cabinet. I tried to configure cabinet based on tools that I use most often. After some time and rearranging tools, I’m liking the storage solution more every day. Most of these tools were stored in drawers, or worse, left all over the shop. The cabinet hangs between my two work/assembly areas. I’m teaching myself to get better organized. So far so good.

40” H
36” W
14” D

Made from 1/2” and 3/4” ply, with a little oak trim.

Thanks for looking.

-- Nicky

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#1 posted 01-02-2014 01:18 AM

Very nice

-- Dennis, South Bend ( Go Irish) Indiana

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#2 posted 01-02-2014 01:19 AM

Oh the things I appreciate… TOOLS and ORGANIZATION… You nailed both nicely. Great work! I wish I had the wall space to build a similar cabinet. I’m resorting to drawers so slowly but surely I can fit a bandsaw in my small shop (it “will” happen). So – to you – awesome work Nicky!

-- God bless! Freddo (Northern - NJ) Our Creator designed us to create - so use WOOD!

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#3 posted 01-02-2014 01:19 AM

great looking cabinet to go with some nice looking tools.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 01-02-2014 01:33 AM

Two work assembly areas? Wish I knew what that is like (grinning). Nice cabinet and a very nice collection of tools.

-- Dave K.

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#5 posted 01-02-2014 01:37 AM

very nice, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#6 posted 01-02-2014 01:41 AM

Superbly done, but I have to ask, what is the other cabinet to the right for?

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#7 posted 01-02-2014 02:19 AM

Thanks all for your kind words.

theoldfart – the other cabinet to the right stores mostly spray guns and air tools, aerosol paint cans, and the unrelated coffee cans filled with odds and ends.

I should have also mentioned that the dead space will be filled in time. I have a few Veritas planes, so maybe another plane till; not sure just yet. I received a PM asking where are the rulers and hammers. I keep a ruler hanging on the side of my bench, along with hammers and screwdrivers.

-- Nicky

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#8 posted 01-02-2014 02:43 AM

Nice looking tool cabinet and nice collection of handplanes.

-- Doug

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#9 posted 01-02-2014 03:20 AM

Whoa dude, that is beautiful, however, you have waaayy to many planes, better give a few of them to me ;-)

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#10 posted 01-02-2014 04:50 AM

nice tool cabinet. It sure feels nice to get organized, I’m sure.

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#11 posted 01-02-2014 05:29 AM

That is AWESOME! Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#13 posted 01-02-2014 06:43 AM

Great cabinet.
Bet you had fun laying it all out before the build to see what and how it would fit…......................

-- mike...............

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#14 posted 01-02-2014 06:54 AM

Great work Nicky. Keep up the good work.

-- Narinder, Calgary, Ab.

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#15 posted 01-02-2014 07:03 AM

Nice, looks like you built in room to grow too.
One of these days I’ll make myself one of those.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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