I want to start a new movement. Cheap book cases are the new pallet wood. I made this cabinet from a discarded particle board book case. It is going to hold most of my precision tools, marking gauges, etc. I challenge other members to build and post a similar project.

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Comment by Gary W aka Rev. Bluejeans on July 25, 2021 at 10:26am
Good challenge and nice up-cycle job!
Comment by Cigar Box Blues on July 1, 2021 at 7:27pm

totally cooL!

Comment by RON NORTHCUTT on June 29, 2021 at 2:05pm

I wouldn't fill it full of bricks but it does work pretty well.  The first one I built was about 10 years ago. It looks sort of like an apothecary, i filled it full of hardware and a few hand tools, other than a few sticky drawers it is staying together. I made another very crude one that hangs on the wall and is filled with my sanders.  I have found that you must pre drill all holes and use fine thread screws and don't over tighten. Construction adhesive works better than glue , but I didn't use any on this one. It's a cheap way to get a nice looking cabinet. With lumber prices where they are I think it's a win. 

Comment by BrianQ. on June 29, 2021 at 12:24pm

My only problem with particle board cabinets is once you start putting heavy stuff in em, they start falling apart! Putting smaller tools in them like you’re doing may be a good thing?

Comment by Uncle John on June 29, 2021 at 11:17am
Wow, Ron. Nice save and a great looking cabinet.

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