Tool Storage Cabinet
Tool storage is a necessity in any shop. While storage is great, accessible storage is even better. That's why I designed this tool storage cabinet. I used pegboard to display the tools and allow for great accessibility. With doors, not only do you more than double your hanging space but you do so with a small footprint.
Photos of the build can be seen below but if you intent to take on this project I recommend you download the printable PDF to have with you in the shop. For more great plans like this be sure to check out my bio as well as many more projects on rogueengineer.com.
To cut the dados you'll need to mount a 1/4" dado blade stack on your table saw. Set the depth to 1/4" and use a scrap piece of wood to assure the depth is correct.
Apply tape to the location of the dados (especially when cross cutting) to reduce the amount of tear out.
Assemble the frame per step two of the plans. The dados should be toward the back of the unit to hold the pegboard.
The 1/4" dividers can be inserted into the dados on the lower shelf. I used these sections to house 11"x5"x5" Akro Bins.
Install the doors using the trimmed piano hinges and included hardware. You may also install magnetic catches so the doors stay in the closed position.
Start hanging tools!! I love this cabinet and the bins are amazing for stuff like pencils, tape measures, bits, tape, etc...
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1/4" X 2' X 4' Plywood
1/4" X 4' X 8' Pegboard
3/4" X 4' X 8' Plywood
Qty 2 - 1 X 6 X 8'
Qty 2 - 30" piano hinges
Qty 2 - Magnetic Catches
Qty 11 - 11" x 5" x 5" Akro Bins