This hanging tool cabinet holds more than 300 tools, while covering only about 12 sq. ft. of wall. It does this through judicious use of space, with thin tools such as chisels and screwdrivers housed on the inside surfaces of the main doors, more tools hung on both sides of interior hinged panels, drawers and cubbyholes throughout, and storage space behind the cabinet for carpenter's square and handsaws. The carcase is a simple birch plywood box connected with finger joints. The central gallery and drawers give the cabinet rigidity. Jan Zoltowski designed his cabinet to hold hand tools, but it could be adapted easily to hold smaller power tools as well.

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Woodworking Plans

From Fine Woodworking #188