Ultimate Wall-Hanging Tool Cabinet

Matthew Cremona

Matt will show you how to make a gorgeous space-saving tool cabinet that features dual-hinged doors, drawers, and cubbies for all of your hand tools and accessories.

Project Dimensions
39.5" W x  29.5" T  x  15.125" D
  • 18 lessons
  • 457 min
  • $79.00

Here's what we'll cover:

  1. Introduction

    We layout the flow of the project and take a look at my existing wall-hanging tool cabinet.

  2. Exploring Different Tool Storage Options

    We take a look at various tool storage solutions to answer the question: “Is a wall-hanging tool cabinet right for me?”

  3. Cabinet Design

    We take a look at a few tool cabinets and come up with a design for ours based on our tools and work habits.

  4. Project Tour

    We take a look at the final Sketch Up model and discuss joinery alternatives for those not obsessed with dovetails

  5. Lumber Selection

    We layout our parts and start cutting wood!

  6. Case Joinery

    We start on construction by joining the case with mitered through dovetails.

  7. Drawer Area

    We start subdividing the case by adding the dividers which will make up the lower drawer cavities.

  8. Cubby Area

    We add the cubby area by joining the plane till support to the case and subdividing the space beneath it with the cubbyhole dividers.

  9. Case Glue Up

    We finish up the case, get it glued up, and install the back.

  10. Door Joinery

    We jump back into some joinery by joining the door frames with a double mitered through dovetail.

  11. Custom Door Panels (Part 1)

    We start on a bit of an adventure to create a custom veneered panel out of an epoxy encapsulated slab.

  12. Custom Door Panels (Part 2)

    We continue on our adventure to create a custom veneered panel out of an epoxy encapsulated slab.

  13. Door Assembly

    We finish up the doors by installing the panels, gluing them up, and hanging them on their hinges.

  14. Dovetailed Drawers (Part 1)

    We get started on the drawers by selecting and cutting the stock for the drawer fronts and start on the joinery with the half blind dovetails.

  15. Dovetailed Drawers (Part 2)

    We continue working on the drawers by dovetailing in the drawer backs and adding the beveled panel bottoms.

  16. Hanging and Finish

    We finish fitting the doors, get the cabinet hung on the wall, and apply finish to the entire cabinet.

  17. Tool Holders

    We make a ton of custom holders for all of the tools we want to put into the cabinet.

  18. Wrap Up

    We take care of a few small details, add some lighting, and step back and admire our work!

What will I receive?

  • Detailed cut list and plans including a PDF and a SketchUp file (Metric and Imperial).
  • Hours of detailed video instruction showing every step of the build.
  • All videos and plans are digital and will be available for download upon purchase. 

What will I learn?

  • Purpose-Built Cabinet Design
  • Mitered Through Dovetail Joinery
  • Crenelated Mortise and Tenon Joinery
  • Cubbyhole Divider Joinery
  • Waterfall Joinery
  • Traditional Dovetailed Drawer Construction
  • Epoxy Encapsulation
  • Vacuum Bag Veneering
  • Butt Hinge Installation
  • Wiping Varnish Application

What will I need?


These are approximate numbers. You’ll want to buy more for waste and grain selection.

  • 29 Board Feet of 4/4 Hardwood
  • 5 Board Feet of 4/4 Hardwood (Secondary Species for Drawers)
  • 2 Sheets of 1/2″ Plywood


This is not a required list of tools. This is simply what we used during the build. Remember, there are always multiple ways to accomplish a task so if you don’t have one or more of these tools, you can very likely still make this project.

  • Planer/Jointer (alternatives: purchase pre-milled lumber kits or use hand planes)
  • Tablesaw (with dado stack)
  • Router
  • Bandsaw
  • Drill
  • Drum Sander (for surfacing panels with wild grain)
  • Random Orbit Sander
  • Hand Tools – Chisels, Dovetail Saw
  • 1/2″ Spiral Upcut
  • 1/4″ Spiral Upcut
  • 1-1/2″ Forstner Bit



First completed guild project, however I’ve used bits and pieces from others in various builds. Matt’s instructions are clear, precise, and easy to follow. Highly recommend this project, you’ll learn lots and build something that is both practical and beautiful.

Michael Thering
Guild Member

Second project, can’t wait! — much needed as all my planes are sitting under the roubo. Will one of the swing-out doors be large enough for a saw till? I’ll be happy to just get the planes up and out of the way…

Guild Member

Looking forward to this, definitely need the cabinet. It is also my first purchased guild and hope it’s as good as I expect lol.

Guild Member
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About Your Instructor:

Matthew Cremona

Matt is a classic log to furniture woodworker. In 2017 he made his own bandsaw mill and uses it to create massive slabs for himself and other woodworkers to turn into beautiful furniture. He started his YouTube channel in 2014 and has a large and dedicated following. His woodworking style ranges from modern to classic reproductions.

Matt has been a Guild instructor since 2016 and a co-host of the Wood Talk podcast since 2016. He travels to teach periodically at local Guild meetings as well as woodworking events like Woodworking in America.