Monday, 24 December 2012
Tool Cabinet Completed.
Here is my previous tool storage above the work bench, small, disorganised and a mess!
The new cabinet was dovetailed, the structural strength this provides is essential to support the French cleat method of mounting it on the wall.
Here is the new cabinet, much larger and more organised. It took 26 hours to make plus another three hours organising and fitting the interior.
The door is much narrower than the main carcass which leaves a gap behind when fully open. This allows the wall behind to be used for storing thin tools such as saws. In my work shop every inch of space needs to be used! I'll be writing an article for Furniture and Cabinet Making magazine which should appear within the next few months.
This is the cabinet closed, the main carcass is quarter sawn olive ash and the panels are book matched rippled English walnut. All the wood came from Alan Peters workshop.
Below is a close up of the wonderful walnut.