Shaker Tool Cabinet
This two-part cabinet is a clinic in classic joinery techniques. And it houses a lot of tools in a small space.
Although this cabinet is being presented as a shop project, it could’ve easily qualified for the heirloom category. It’s not often that you see a Shaker piece like this getting such a face lift. That’s right, at its core this is a Shaker-style cabinet. There’s the tidy symmetry of the design, and solid nononsense joinery. The only hardware are the hinges and the screws for the drawer knobs. Looks and smells like Shaker to me. But it’s the black accents of the drawer knobs, drawer dividers, and beads that trim the door panels that can throw you off the Shaker scent. Not to mention the added flair of book-matched ambrosia maple veneer on the doors and drawers. Coming back down to earth you’ve got the perfect pairing of working with compliant cherry for the dovetails in the upper case and maple to give long life to the drawers. Did I mention the bridle joints on the doors? You’ve got work to do, my friend.
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What You Get:
- 12 pages of step-by-step instructions
- Over 50 full-color photos and illustrations and exploded views
- Hardware sources and materials list
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.
All of the information that you need to build our plans can be found in the standard plan. However, if you want even more granular detail to make your job easier, you should consider our premium plans. These come with additional shop diagrams that we drew when creating the prototypes. Shop drawings are not available for every plan.