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Because my wood shop shares space with a Honda Odyssey and a Ford F-150, everything in there needs to be mobile and tuck-away-able. I also don't have enough wall space for a mounted pegboard. So, I made this mobile pegboard cabinet with shelves and drawers.

I made the drawers and box using Kreg Pocket Holes/Screws... this is my first attempt at building a simple drawer, and the value of "squareness" was driven home!

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Comment by Todd Long on May 16, 2015 at 9:47am

cool ideal!!

Comment by George Odenbreit, Jr. on June 1, 2010 at 2:49pm
Mark, Great job and thanks for the inspiration. I ran by Harbour Freight today and picked up one of the dollys, there up to 16.99, but still a bargain. I hope to make a smaller version of what you designed,but waist high.
Comment by Mark Whitsitt on May 18, 2010 at 11:22am
Thanks, Jim, for the kind words. be sure to check out the post on Lumberjocks for more pics.

KregRep: I used the coarse thread screws... live & learn, eh?
Comment by Jim Osteen on May 18, 2010 at 11:18am
What a marvelous idea. We all have space limitations and are looking for ideas. I'll try to remember this and consider something mobile next time I'm expanding. Good work. Looks good.
Comment by KregRep on May 17, 2010 at 9:10am
Mark, yes... MDF being especially prone to weak joints... I'm not sure I would recommend using 1/2" mdf for drawers. 3/4, definitely, and 1/2" plywood definitely... but not sure about 1/2" MDF. Did you use our 3/4" fine thread screws? Fine thread is traditionally used only for hardwoods as coarse provides better strength.
Comment by Mark Whitsitt on May 17, 2010 at 9:03am
BTW, I used 1/2" MDF and the Kreg Micro Jig, but I still wasn't particularly happy with the way the MDF responded. Part of my problem was that I had trouble squaring the pieces, but I still had trouble with the sides of the MDF "pushing out" ... pocket holes may not be the best choice when working with thinner MDF stock...
Comment by KregRep on May 17, 2010 at 8:52am
Excellent project, Mark! Well done!
Comment by Brad Kruse on May 15, 2010 at 5:45pm
Thank you. It sounds like they work well.
Comment by Mark Whitsitt on May 15, 2010 at 5:37pm
I built a simple box (using pocket holes, of course) and the drawers rest on the panels. I put self adhesive plastic strips (Rockler) on the bottoms of the drawers to let them move smoothly... no drawer hardware on this one...
Comment by Brad Kruse on May 15, 2010 at 5:08pm
Looks good. How do the drawers hold up?

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