Popular Post Art Posted March 23, 2019 Popular Post Report Share Posted March 23, 2019 So now that I've finished my bench, I'm getting to a project I've wanted/needed for a couple of years - a wall hanging tool cabinet. As with SawDustB I also considered the one from FWW, and even bought a set of plans from Lee Valley, but finally decided to get the Guild project. Having watched the all the videos so far has been instructive, but I will be deviating from Matt's plan a fair bit, which I think is expected with this type of project. The dimensions will be different to fit my space, and the internal storage areas of the main cabinet will be quite different. I don't have a huge plane collection (yet...), and I wanted some room for some books, so although the idea is similar, the final product should be quite different. I don't think I will be doing the mitered through dovetails. It will be just plain old dovetails all around. As well, at this point I don't think I'll be making the outer doors, mainly because I really don't have that many tools, and I figure that it will be open most of the time, so outer doors don't seem critical to me. In the future it will be easy enough to add outer doors for when I really need them. The main wood will be cherry. I've had a bunch of really crappy cherry hanging around for a while that I'm hoping to use up, but when I started measuring, I realized I could really only get the doors done. These particular boards had a lot of knots, sapwood, etc that precluded long clean stretches. The scraps from these pieces should be useable for the internal stuff. I ended up getting a pretty good deal on some really nice 5/4 cherry, 10' long, 11' wide and very clean. This will be used for the main cabinet. I didn't even really attempt to grain match as all of these boards are likely from different trees... All I've done so far is rough cut to length, with the help of my able assistant: 6 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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