Engine Room Storage

This project started out as a basic engine room clean up and ended up a construction project. We had so many things stacked on the workbench and sides that there was nowhere to work. I looked for a tool box to store everything but I couldn’t find anything that fit the space. I used a simple design that was flexible enough for all the spaces.

I made three separate cabinets, one for tools, one for nuts and bolts and the last one is for small spare parts. This should give me back most of the workbench on the port side and a workplace on the Starboard side. Below are a few photos from the build. The drawers are 1.5″, 3″ or 4.5″ height. The bottom of the drawer is also the slide and fits into the dado slots. The slots are spaced at 1.5″ so every drawer can fit anywhere in the box.

Cutting out the Baltic Birch Ply

Cutting out the Baltic Birch Ply

Routing the sides for the drawers to slide

Routing the sides for the drawers to slide

Starting drawer assembly

Starting drawer assembly

More assembly

More assembly

Drawer front detail

Drawer front detail

Finished drawer

Finished drawer

Making handles

Making handles

Engine room port side

Engine room port side

Engine room starboard side

Engine room starboard side

I sorted all the screws I have collected for the last 15 years and organized the drawers.

Took me a week to organize

Took me a week to organize

Roxia hardware store is open for business!

 

 

About BakesConsulting

I am a self professed boat geek. I've reached a time in my life that now I work with people I like or on boats I like. It's pretty simple. I fine tune systems and specialize on trawler yachts.

Posted on March 7, 2019, in Engine Room. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. LOVE this! I am currently in the build process of the tool storage for Red Rover. Hoping that I can have it installed and stuff put away in the next week or so. Nice job Bill!

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  2. Kevin, Let me know if you need help or want to use my shop…

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