After some extensive SketchUp work this weekend, I have the final design of the new tool cabinet completed. There is always the chance that some minor changes will be made in the future, but I don’t expect many changes.
I was able to use the full size drawing seen in my last post to help zero in on an accurate representation in SketchUp, then I went to work creating all the case structure and drawers and drawer guides. Take a look…
Remember that I want the ability to roll the tool cabinet out-of-the-way to do work on our mechanical systems (like the water heater) which are located adjacent to where the tool cabinet will be.
The face frame will actually extend beyond what you see above to give me the ability to lock the cabinet in place with screws. If I need to remove the tool cabinet, I’ll just back out the screws which will enable me to move the tool cabinet.
In the image above you can see the extensive SketchUp work completed to get all the web frames and plywood cross members in place. I’ll be using a combination of dadoes and screws to attach the cross members.
If you look closely, I have plywood for the top and bottom and also two cross members which will be dadoed into the sides. The web frames will be screwed in place.
Now I can confidently go out and start buying plywood for the case. I have a lot on my schedule today, but my hope is to do at least a little woodworking today.
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