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TexasWally
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Shop Cabinet

A year and a half ago, I build a cabinet for my shop. The top half has shelves with doors and the bottom half has four drawers. The drawers are OK but I think I like the shelves better. I keep looking at the doors and I think peg board would be the way to go. Only problem I see is dust. I came up with this idea: a two piece door panel. Solid tempered hard board on the outside and peg board on the inside. I plan on using 1¼ poplar for the face frame and the door rails and stiles. I will cut two ⅛ inch grooves, a ¼ of an inch from the front and back of the rails and stiles to hold the hard board and peg board. Attached is a drawing of the cross section of one of the rails or stiles. Anyone see any problems with this design? Thanks.

stile cross section.jpg

Wally

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krumy205747
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Re: Shop Cabinet

I don't see any problem with the design but in my experience 1/8" pegboard is the pits. I would use 1/4" instead, if you have room to make it work that is. With that said, I have about 30 feet of pegboard in my shop and I would not do that again.

 

Steve K

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mathisonr1
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Have to agree with Steve, 1/8" peg board sucks. I would use 1/4" pegboard and 1/8" tempered hardboard. Before milling the rails and stiles so thick I would also check to see how much room you need to get the pegs slipped into place. 1 1/4" rails and stiles are going to look awfully thick, but then it is just a shop cabinet.

 

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TexasWally
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Re: Shop Cabinet

Thanks guys. I know 1/8 inch sucks but I've got a large quantity of hooks for 1/8 inch I don't want to go to waste. I need to check at the BORG as their 1/4 inch stuff really measures closer to 3/16. If the hooks will fit, I might go with that. I know where I can get real 1/4 inch, but then  I'd have to get new hooks.

Wally

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Danl
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Re: Shop Cabinet

I have a couple of shop cabinets which have 1/4" peg board on both the inside, for the back panel, and for the door panels.  Very little dust enters the cabinet.

 

Danl

 

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