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Forum topic by flyingsod posted 12-29-2018 09:12 AM 815 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-29-2018 09:12 AM

I’m going to be building a tool cabinet. It will contain heavy millwright tools. Roughly 4’ by 3’ and it will be bolted onto steel. Might even weld up a solid metal shelf for it to sit on. What do you think the best kind of construction would be? I just need a place to start researching as right now I dont even know what kind of cabinet techniques are out there. Thanks for your help.

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#1 posted 12-29-2018 11:26 AM

Traditionally cabinets were made using dovetails for the carcase and housing joints and tenons for the shelving pieces.
There are a few good books out there on cabinet design. One is Cabinetmaking for Beginners by Charles Hayward which can be found here.

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#2 posted 12-29-2018 02:59 PM

Good luck in your Build – search LJ for Tool Cabinet and you’ll find quite a few.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#3 posted 12-30-2018 04:28 AM

Thankyou for the link and search suggestion. It is much appreciated.

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