Step 2: Assemble Back Frame

The tool case is composed of three frames connected by hinges.

The back frame is the largest frame measuring 4x8 feet.

Begin by cutting one of the eight foot 2x6's into two boards measuring 45 inches long.
On a flat surface make a 4x8 foot frame by attaching the 45 inch boards to two of the eight foot 2x6s as shown in Figure 2A.  Drill a pilot hole and connect the 2x6 boards using the long lag screws.

Now cut the 1x2 firing strips and glue and screw them inside the 2x6 frame using the deck screws.  See Figure 2B for details.

Now cut the pegboard to 45 inches by 93 inches keeping the corners square.
Add glue to the top sides of all of the firing strips and then insert the pegboard and screw it to the firing strips using the deck screws.  When the glue dries the pegboard will act as a webbing increasing the strength of the frame.  See Figure 2C for details.

<p>Did you hang tools on both sides of each pegboard panel? Would you recommend that? I am looking into this idea to move some of my tools out of my mobile toolbox so that it is not so over full. I have some unused wall space that this would be perfect for.</p>
<p>The back and front panels are single-sided only but the center panel does have tools on both sides. I used the shorter pegboard hooks for hanging those tools.</p><p>Best Wishes!</p>
Bravo! I've been debating on how to maximize my pegboard setup for the new house. <br> <br>How's it been holding up?
Very well actually. It's been on the wall 19 years now with no signs of wear! It is a little hard to latch close, however, it started out that way. (Maybe if I was more of a craftsman I would have aligned the doors better at the beginning!) When I first installed it and I opened the doors it did pull away from the wall at the top as I mentioned in the 'ible. I had to anchor the top to the cement wall using strong L brackets and lag bolts. Since then it has worked like a charm. <br>Best Wishes
That's great! I was wondering about how well it stayed aligned. I could imagine my board getting pretty loaded up. And all that weight might eventually make it sag. I'd probably put an L-bracket under the center as a means to take the load off the hinges when it's closed. But I guess the two doors closed against each other would probably accomplish the same sort of thing. <br><br>I look at this as a way to get my infrequently used stuff put up somewhere accessible instead of just stuffed in a drawer or cabinet somewhere. For frequently used stuff I'd probably keep them more accessible elsewhere.
Oh, I forgot to mention in my post how the pegboard being glued and screwed made the panels rock solid. Before I added them I was very concerned that the panels would warp under their own weight let alone when tools are added, but the pegboard acted like a web and made them very strong.
Great job. Thanks for doing such a great job of taking pics. Mine is about halfway through and it's looking good. I did use piano hinges, because I had some sitting around, and they are holding out very well. Thanks again. Ken
Sounds great!&nbsp; I'm glad the piano hinges are working out.&nbsp;<br> <br> Be sure to post a few pictures when you're finished!<br> <br> Mark
This is a great idea, just the thing for a workshop with limited space. It could also be put on a wheeled frame for bringing tools close to a job. I think piano hinges might be a tidier option for the doors but I don't know how they would handle the weight. Supercool A+++
Thanks for your kind words.<br> <br> I'm not sure about the idea to add wheels.&nbsp; It would be great if it would work&nbsp;because as you can see most of my tools are actually missing as they are on a job site!&nbsp; I fear that in order to keep it from falling over the base of the wheels would have to be 8 feet.&nbsp; When the doors are open, there is a *significant* moment arm trying to pull the thing off the wall.<br> <br> I did think about piano hinges but the one ones I could find&nbsp;looked way too flimsy.&nbsp; For the&nbsp;hinges I used&nbsp;I actually secured them using&nbsp;bolts (which I did not mention but I'll update that step!) as I thought nails or screws would pull out due to the weight.<br> <br> Best Wishes.
Great Cabinet You were able to solidify some design for as I am thinking of putting in something like that. Was wondering how well a multi-hinge would work The boards you are using look more like a 1X4 rather than a 2X6. It may be just a frame of reference the picture shows. Can you verify the size?
Yes, they are 2x6's.&nbsp; Rather difficult to get a good picture as the thing is BIG and my space, not so much.<br> <br> The multi-hinge works ok.&nbsp; By holding the front frame you can move the center frame in either direction by pushing or pulling toward or away from the hinge.&nbsp; In my design I have no mechanism for holding the frames into position.&nbsp; A friction brake would be nice to keep them into position.<br> <br> Best Wishes :-)

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