I Finally Got Tired of Having My Tools Scattered All Over My Garage


I finally got tired of having all my tools scattered all over my garage and decided to build 4 cabinets to hold it all (well, almost all). They are on casters so I can roll them around when needed, but you must roll them out to open them up.
Cabinets closed
Cabinets open. Hard to tell on these photos but cabinet opens to reveal 3 storage areas. Each outside door is pegboard on top and shelves at the bottom. Center unit is walled up half way with places to hang on each side and above center divider is shelving.
Close-up of one side and the center unit. all three are hinged with piano hinge on back and caster on the base for moving around.
This is a close-up of rabbeted edge. Notice how the plywood side sets inside the slot cut from the 3/4" plywood. Both side and plywood edges are flush. If you choose not to do this the plywood side will attach over edges of plywood
This is a side and back view of 3-section cabinet. Piano hinges attach the sections. I use sides for hanging T-square and cutting guides, and hinged shelf holds sandpaper when folded up and latched.

Top Hometalk Projects

17 DIY-Inspiring Kitchen Backsplashes
15 Pieces Of Furniture That DIYers Built From Scratch
11 Unexpected Ways to Use Spices in Your Home
31 Amazing Furniture Flips You Have to See to Believe
30 Unusual & Helpful Gardening Tips You'll Want To Know
23 DIY Wall Clocks That'll Transform Your Whole Room
21 Totally Terrific Things You Can Do With Doilies
Turn Your Old Junk Into The Perfect Home For Your Plants
31 Amazing Furniture Flips You Have to See to Believe
29 Of The Best DIY Mirror Projects Ever Made
21 Insanely Cute Reasons to Add Pineapple to Your Decor
15 Genius Curtain Ideas To Instantly Upgrade Your Space
16 Ways to Showcase Your Herb Garden
30 Great Jar Ideas You Have To Try
15 Genius Curtain Ideas To Instantly Upgrade Your Space

Have a question about this project?

3 of 6 questions
  • Dennis Lloyd
    on Apr 15, 2016

    What's the load rating for the casters?

    • Shannon Moloney
      on Jul 2, 2016

      Actually looks like the castors are larger than you would need. But very cool design

  • Trish
    on Feb 17, 2018

    how do I get a copy of the plan. Want to surprise my husband for 31st anniversary and when he comes back home from deployment.
  • Danielle
    on Jun 3, 2019

    Is there plans to this I so want to build this

Join the conversation

2 of 126 comments
  • Kenda Wheeler
    on May 18, 2018

    This is great for storage; but also, great for someone who is always moving things around.

  • Happy Days Hometalker
    on Dec 2, 2018

    This has to be the best storage solution ever, I would love this for my garage and for my crafting " stuff". Fantastic !

Your comment...