HOW TO MAKE A SHOP CABINET WITH POCKET SCREWS FOR UNDER $50.
At times my small tools would be misplaced and I needed a cabinet to organize my tools but didn’t want to spend a lot of money on it. So I want to the hardware store and bought some damage birch plywood for around $15, pick up two 30″ hinges $20, then I needed some pocket screws $4. That comes to
$ 39 give or take. So I drew it out and made my cut list, the plans show the size to be 24″ x 36″. I changed it to a 30″ x 36″. See our Work Bench Plans.
#1.The plans listed do not have all the dimension, I all ready knew what they will be. Cut everything
#2 and started drilling the pocket holes
#3. The sides will be 3/4″ wider than the tops, bottoms and shelves. That is because I didn’t want the edge of the plywood showing on the side of the box. Glued the edges and shoot the pocket screws.
#4. After I finished the three boxes. Glued the edges and shoot the pocket screws. I used a fence clamp to hold the piece
#5, I then hinged the two smaller boxes onto the larger one
#6. I used piano hinges for both doors. After the two doors where attached
#7 I used a laser level to mark my line and put in two support blocks. Make sure you leave run at each side. To ensure that there’s room to open the doors.
#8 That is when I realized the cabinet was the only thing in the shop that was level. I used pocket screws on the shelves without glue, so I can change them as needed
#9. Some details may be missing , if you have any questions feel free to e-mail.