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Old 04-03-2011, 04:08 PM   #1
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Using premade tool storage cabinets

Has anyone used any premade cabinets like this in their build? Pros/cons?



Seems like a quick cheap way to get some storage. I wonder if it would rattle alot going down the road? Doesn't seem too bad to have to lock / unlock when underway or camped.
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:28 PM   #2
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Re: Using premade tool storage cabinets

Unless each drawer is heavily loaded, I would think they would rattle on rough roads/offroad. And they are mostly metal on metal.

In the tight confines of an SMB I don't know that I'd like to get into the bottom drawer much.

A better choice might be premade kitchen cabinets with nylon rollers on the drawer slides and wood that you could drive screws into. Either one is probably going to be heavy when you do a whole van layout.

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Old 04-03-2011, 10:56 PM   #3
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Re: Using premade tool storage cabinets

There was a van for sale awhile back that was exactly that. Don't know if there are pictures somewhere still, but the toolboxes were red.
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:02 AM   #4
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Re: Using premade tool storage cabinets

A con would be the weight.
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Re: Using premade tool storage cabinets

Sweet idea. I'm not sure I'd want metal inside. But that just allowed me to find a new bumper box :
http://www.craftsman.com/shc/s/p_101...1918000P?mv=rr
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:31 AM   #6
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Re: Using premade tool storage cabinets

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Sweet idea. I'm not sure I'd want metal inside. But that just allowed me to find a new bumper box :
http://www.craftsman.com/shc/s/p_101...1918000P?mv=rr
Dang that looks good and calls to the bargin hunter in me. How the heck do you read the reviews that gave it 2.5 stars?!
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