39 - Modular Wall Storage , страница 20

39 - Modular Wall Storage , страница 20

Hardware

• (2) f/2"x 36" Piano Hinges

• (4) 7he" Magnetic Catches w/Strike Plates & Screws

• (150)1" Brads

• (3)#3x2"FhSheet Metal Screws

• (3) #3 x l'/2"Fh Woodscrews

• (32) #3 x 3/4" Fh Woodscrews

• V4" Shelf Supports

Tool Cabinet _

The tool cabinet is the largest of the storage units. With three shelves, there's plenty of room for tools and supplies, see photo. And a row of bins at the bottom is ideal for organizing small parts and pieces of hardware.

Because of its size, it's a good idea to build the cabinet first. Once it's hung on the grid, you can position all the other storage units around it.

case. I began work on the cabinet by making an open plywood case that's held together with simple rabbet joints, see Fig. 3. (I used birch plywood).

To accept the top and bottom (E) of the case, the sides (F) are rabbeted at each end, see Fig. 3a. You'll also need to rabbet the back edge of each side for the back of the cabinet and the hanging brackets.

In addition to the rabbets, there's a dado near the bottom of each side to hold a fixed shelf (G), see Fig. 3e. Also, it's easiest to drill holes now to accept the shelf supports that are added later, see Figs. 3 and 3d.

assembly. At this point, you're ready to assemble the case. It's held together with glue and screws. To help square up the case during the glue-up, I cut a V4" hardboard back (H) to fit and nailed it in place, see Fig. 3b.

shelves. All that's left to complete the case is to add two adjustable shelves (I). After cutting these shelves to length to allow Vs" clearance, I glued a V411-thick strip of hardwood edging (J) to the front of each one, see Fig. 3c. This creates a durable edge that's not as likely to chip as an exposed plywood edge.

DOORS

With the case complete, I added a pair of doors. These are just plywood panels "wrapped" with hardwood edging, see Fig. 4.

The doors (K) lay completely over the front of the cabinet. So the easiest way to determine the size of the doors is to measure

the case. Just be sure to allow for an Vs" clearance between the doors and the V8"-thick edging (L) that runs all the way around.

pull. After gluing on the edging, I cut an opening centered on the inside edge of each door to act as a pull, see Fig. 4d. Once the edges of these openings are sanded smooth, it's just a matter of attaching the doors.

hang doors. The doors are hung with piano hinges, see Fig. 4b. The only problem is the thickness of the hinges creates a gap between the doors and the cabinet. So to fill the gap (and cover the plywood edges), I glued on three strips of 3/i6n-thick hardwood edging (M), see Fig. 4.

a.

THICKNESS

thickness of W ply.

#3 x 2" FH -"

.SHEET METAL SCREW

back

drill 1/4"-dia. hole %"deep

shelf support

(&" x 36")

FIXED 5HELF

(7!4" x 29%")

NOTE: all

parts are %" ply. except back & edging

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