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Ryobi Tool Cabinet


Madrona
Madrona
Madrona
Madrona

I built this cabinet a while ago and recently added the pullout vertical shelf for my new multi-charger. I wanted a place where my 18V batteries could be charged and be in a warm environment at the same time. I added a power strip with a plug in light bulb to provide heat and visibility. I used full-extension drawer slides for the vertical shelf. Now it's easy to just pull out my charger and remove or insert batteries without having to get on my hands and knees.

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      • PLYWOOD, HARD AND SOFT WOOD, FULL-EXTENSION DRAWER SLIDES

Comments (12)


  • That's Slick!
    By fediej, on February 13, 2015

  • Very cool. I might have to do this.
    By caltri, on February 16, 2015

  • Where's Mine ?? lol.. You have as many Ryobi tools as I do. Now I will have to build one of these for myself. (or at least attempt it anyway. ) haha Nice work.
    By whttiger, on March 6, 2015

  • I like the pull- out for the charger, this will be done at our house
    By stnoeth_61614, on March 6, 2015

  • I liked it. Compact accommodation and convenient access to the tool.
    By Timafeus, on March 6, 2015

  • I like it but it looks like a fire waiting to happen.
    By Anthonype3, on March 6, 2015

  • I was wondering what I was going to do with that extra sheet of plywood left over from my last project. Now I know.
    By MrBuckles, on March 7, 2015

  • Anthonype3 why do you think it's a fire hazard? The light bulb is 40 watts. I checked the temperature inside the cabinet in several places and within 8 inches of the bulb itself. At the far end of the top shelf it's 60 degrees. bottom shelf is 50 degrees. 8 inches from the bulb is 82 degrees. Hardly enough to start a fire. There are no tools or anything else closer to the bulb. The power strip is secured with screws and doesn't move. The power cord from the charger is channeled through eye screws to stay straight. Believe me, there is no chance of fire.
    By Madrona, on March 11, 2015


  • This is really nice! Particularly the battery charger slide. Question about the batteries - does it hurt them in any way to be stored on the charger?
    By southfanning, on March 16, 2015

  • Southfanning, Ryobi says you can leave them on the charger and it will maintain them, safely. I'm taking their word for it. We'll see how it works out! :)
    By Madrona, on March 17, 2015

  • easy to store, but not easy to carrier.
    By dillon1818, on March 18, 2015

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Ryobi Tool Cabinet

by Madrona
Feb 04, 2015
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I built this cabinet a while ago and recently added the pullout vertical shelf for my new multi-charger. I wanted a place where my 18V batteries could be charged and be in a warm environment at the same time. I added a power strip with a plug in light bulb to provide heat and visibility. I used full-extension drawer slides for the vertical shelf. Now it's easy to just pull out my charger and remove or insert batteries without having to get on my hands and knees.