77 - Sliding Door Shop Cabinet, страница 9

77 - Sliding Door Shop Cabinet, страница 9

Finally, I drilled some countersunk screw holes in the case top and bottom for the screws that will be used to attach the sides and dividers of the case. Ifs easier to drill these holes on a drill press now, before assembling the case.

Assembly - The case is assembled with glue and some screws. Just make sure to keep the front edges of the top, bottom, and sides of the case flush as you clamp everything together.

Dividers - With the outer frame of the case complete, you can now add a couple of dividers. These are ripped to width and then cut to fit between the top and bottom of the case. But before they're glued and screwed into place, a double row of shelf pin holes is drilled in each divider, just as you see in Figure 1.

Back & Cleats - The back is just a piece of '/i" pegboard, cut to fit in the rabbeted opening in the back of the frame. It gets held in place with a few screws. Then a pair of cleats are screwed to the back of the case over the pegboard — one at the top and one at the bottom. These help strengthen the cabinet as well as provide support when screwing it to the wall.

With the back in place, I cut a strip of aluminum to fit in the kerf in the bottom of the case. My aluminum

strip fit snug in the kerf, but if yours is a little loose, you may want to use some epoxy to hold it in place.

Face Frame - The last two steps to complete the case are to add the face frame and shelves. These are both about as straightforward as

could be. The rails and stiles for the face frame are simply cut to size and glued in place to the front edges of the case. Then the shelves are cut to width and length. If you take a look at Figure 3, youH notice that there are two different shelf lengths.

Buying Pegboard

A. Shelf Pins. Removable shelf pins are used to support the adjustable shelves inside the pegboard storage cabinet.

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Pegboard (also called perf-board) is really nothing more than hardboard with holes drilled in it. But all pegboard isn't created equal. (Something you'll quickly discover when you start shopping for it.)

Thickness - You can find peg-board in y8", Vie", and W thicknesses. Both the 3/i6" and W peg-board have W'-dia. holes, but the thicker pegboard will be much stronger, making it a better choice for shop projects like the storage cabinet.

In addition to different thicknesses, there are also different grades of pegboard. I prefer service-tempered, pegboard. Ifs harder and more durable than standard pegboard. The only trouble is finding it — you may have to go to a lumberyard or have it ordered.

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FACE FRAME RAIL

(1'/2" x 77%")

NOTE:

face frame and shelves cut from v-thick stock

FACE FRAME STILE

(1'/2" x 39%."}

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