How to Build a Wooden Wall-Hung Workshop Cabinet

What You'll Need
2 - 3/4-inch thick by 3 feet by 6 feet finished plywood boards
2 - 3/4-inch thick by 3 feet by 4 feet finished plywood boards
2 - 1/2-inch thick by 2 inch by 72 inch pine board
1 - 48 inch by 72 inch peg board
1 -- 3/4-inch thick by 4 feet by 6 feet finished plywood board
2 hinges
1 door pull
Wood screws
Wood glue
Galvanized nails
Stud finder

Apart from a strong work bench and an assortment of power tools, for a proper workshop to be complete you need a workshop cabinet that is easily accessible and that has a good storage capacity. Building a wooden workshop cabinet is not as difficult as it may seem. However, you need to be meticulous about your method to ensure success.

Step 1 – Making the Frame

Cut all the wood to measure or have the Lumber Yard cut them down to measure for you. For the frame you will be using the 2 3 by 6 foot boards and the 2 3 by 4 foot boards. Make sure you use the longer boards (3x6) for the length of the cabinet and the shorter ones (3x4) for the height of the cabinet. The first step is to make L-Shaped frames and then put them together to form a squared frame. You should start by drilling pilot holes for the screws. It is advisable to drop some wood glue in the holes right before inserting the screws to make sure they are secure.

Step 2 – Making a Back Support

At this point you should have a rectangular frame. The next step is to use the 48 by 72 inch pegboard as a back support where you will be nailing all your pegs to hang your tools. Now nail the pegboard to the back of the frame. It is very important to use approximately a nail for every 8 inches or so to ensure that the frame and pegboard don’t come apart.

Step 4 – Preparing the Cabinet For Hanging

To hang the cabinet you will be using the studs in your workshop. If you do not have exposed studs use the ‘stud finder’ to locate them. The next step is to drill pilot holes in the top and bottom strips of the cabinet so that it can be attached to the studs. To do a proper job, make use of a level so that the cabinet is not unbalanced. 

Step 5 – Attaching the Door

The next step is to attach the hinges to the left front edge of the frame so that you can now attach a door to it. Lastly, you can attach the door pull in the most suitable area which is comfortable for you to reach it.  Remember the cabinet will be hanging on the wall so do not attach the door pull to high up.

You can now hang the cabinet to the wall and start storing your tools. The measurements listed can be increased or decreased according to your liking by using a different ratio depending on your storage needs.