Oil Drum Cabinet

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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By Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

2400 Articles

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These are way too pricey for me at €399, plus shipping from Germany, but there’s plenty of detail in the pics to inform a re-make:

  • Cut out the door
  • Reinforce it from inside with two guy-wires strung to four bolts in the corners
  • Line the cut edges with rubber edge trim
  • Attach a hardware-store handle and latch
  • Oh yeah, and fit some plywood circles into the drum’s grooves for shelves

I might also add a drum dolly, to mine, to make a cool rolling toolbox. [via Dude Craft]

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