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Rolling Tool Cabinet Woodworking Plan

Today, I am publishing my 19th woodworking plan. Titled You Can Build a Rolling Tool Cabinet, this 21 page plan covers the construction steps needed to build a 12 drawer tool cabinet with an open area where larger tools can be stored. This plan is based on the tool cabinet I used in my workshop for almost 30 years. The tool cabinet which is made from sheets of plywood contains basic joinery methods like screws and glue, brads and glue and a few pocket screws. See the slide show video below for a quick view of the plan… The tool cabinet with casters measures 52-1/4″ tall, 33″ wide and 19-3/4″ deep. The drawers roll on 18″ ball bearing drawer slides and as the title indicates, the cabinet rolls on casters which makes it easy to move your tool cabinet closer to your work area. At 21 pages, this is more than just some elevations of the cabinet and a cut list. In addition to elevations and a cut list, there are four pages of material …

Designing Furniture in SketchUp #2

Every now and then, I get an email asking for a SketchUp model to be made to match a photo or a change to one of my woodworking plans. I’ve received two such requests recently. Because these projects can be very, very time intensive, I now only do this on a commission basis, meaning I get paid for the work. Some of these design projects can be challenging. I’m not only replicating a photo, more importantly I’m determining the best construction methods. Take the dining table shown above. I got an email and a photo which asked for a SketchUp model. I stated my rate which was agreed to and the work began. The photo showed a table which was slightly larger than what the client wanted for his own home. So, the first challenge was presented: how to scale down the table without losing the original look. I think the end result was successful, especially the view of the side. The view from the end, is a little suspect because the side to side …

Contemporary Coffee Table Woodworking Plan and Guide

Today, I launch my 17th woodworking plan and the second plan to be sold in my Etsy shop. The plan titled “You Can Build the Lynne Coffee Table” details the construction process for building the table which gains some bold styling from the combination of mahogany and tiger maple. The table measures 34-1/2″ wide, 17-3/4″ tall and is 18-3/4″ deep. Our family room is on the smallish side and this table is designed for such a room. The primary joinery is via dowels; a strong and easy joint to make. The lower shelf is attached by way of mortise and tenon joinery and the top is attached with wooden clips which fit into slots. See this preview of the plan and guide… Space The plan includes the SketchUp model, links to online resources and even ways to alter the table to make it your own. I consider this to be a beginner to intermediate project due to the simple dowel joinery, but the maker will also get more practice with mortise and tenon joinery and …