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Mobile Table Cabinet Ames IA

To keep the doors closed I used a sliding bolt, but a screw eye and hook is equally simple and effective.I attached the cabinet to a dolly with four conduit straps. All the materials, including the dolly, were purchased at a home center for about $40.

O'Donnell Ace Hardware
(515) 232-1791
615 24th St
Ames, IA
 
LOWE'S OF AMES, IOWA
515 233-0404
120 AIRPORT RD. AMES, IA, 50010
Ames, IA
 
Kmart 3971 / Cross Merch
(515) 232-7554
1405 Buckeye Ave
Ames, IA
Store Hours
Miscellaneous
Store Type
Miscellaneous
Hours
Mon:8-22
Tue:8-22
Wed:8-22
Thu:8-22
Fri:8-22
Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21
Store Features
Mon:8-22
Tue:8-22
Wed:8-22
Thu:8-22
Fri:8-22
Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21

True Value
(515) 733-4061
614-616 Broad St
Story City, IA
 
True Value
(800) 642-7392
614 Broad St
Story City, IA

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Lowe's
(515) 233-0404
120 Airport Rd.
Ames, IA
Hours
M-SA 6:30 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

Fastenal- Ames
515-232-4768
2228 SE 5th Street Ames, IA, 50010
Ames, IA
 
Nevada Ace Hardware
(515) 382-2184
123 Lincoln Hwy
Nevada, IA
 
Boone Ace Hardware
(515) 432-3543
1735 S East Marshall
Boone, IA
 
The Home Depot
(515)287-7269
4900 SE 14th St
Des Moines, IA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

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Mobile Table Cabinet

Mobile Table Cabinet

I bought my current house because of the big detached garage, which is perfect for my woodshop. However, when I started remodeling the house I got really tired of lugging boxes of tools from the garage to the house every weekend. To make things easier on my back, I made this mobile tool cabinet. It holds a variety of essential tools, which are easy to swap out for different tools when your needs change. I built this cabinet using 1x10 pine boards which are lightweight yet rugged. I fastened the cabinet sides to the top, bottom and shelves with biscuits, screws and glue. Then I glued and screwed the boards for the back. I added the pegboard inside to hang a variety of tools. 

I surface-mounted the leaf hinges to the outside of the cabinet. This approach allows the doors to stop in an “open book” position. This makes accessing the tools on the doors much more convenient than if the doors swung all the way around to the sides of the cabinet. 

I also added a small block of wood underneath the front edge of the cabinet so it tips backward slightly which helps keep the doors open when in use. To keep the doors closed I used a sliding bolt, but a screw eye and hook is equally simple and effective.I attached the cabinet to a dolly with four conduit straps. All the materials, including the dolly, were purchased at a home center for about $40. 


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