Quick to Build Tool Cabinet
Jan Zoltowski didn’t build his tool cabinet until he’d been woodworking for 35 years. The results were clearly worth the wait.
His wall-hung cabinet holds more than 300 hand tools while taking up only about 12 square feet of wall space. The design is an ingenious combination of interior doors and drawers, along with multiple divided storage compartments.
This free dowload includes a measured, annotated drawing of the project, along with Zoltowski’s full article about its construction. There’s no reason for you to wait 35 years. Click on the link below and get started. Your tools will thank you.
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The inside surfaces of the main doors hold thin tools like chisels and screwdrivers. Tools are supported on both sides of the internal doors, behind which is more shelf space.
The case comes together with 1/2 in. finger joints, tablesawn with a box-joint attachment on Zoltowski's dado cutting sled.
Zoltowski adds a thin layer of plywood inside the back panel, with cutouts to accommodate large flat tools like carpenter's saws and a framing square.