Measure and mark the MDF panel according to the following:
Three pieces measuring 60 x 1200 x 18mm for the cabinet’s rails
Two pieces measuring 300 x 1200 x 18mm for the cabinet’s sides.
You can use a mitre square to mark straight lines.
Mark the locations for the rails.
Place one of the rail pieces upright on one of the side pieces. Mark the edge of the rail piece where it touches the side piece. You should have a line 18mm away from the edge of the side piece.
Now place a compartment organiser upright on that line, followed by an additional rail piece. Mark the edge of this rail piece on the side piece. Place another rail piece and another organiser after that line. Continue this process until you have placed all your organisers.
Place one final rail piece above the last organiser to provide a gap between the organiser and the top of the cabinet. Mark the edge of this piece.
Cut the side pieces.
Transfer the marked locations onto your other side piece.
Now take your circular saw and cut along the marks made in the previous step. Do this for both side pieces. Don't forget to wear personal protective equipment (PPE), including gloves and safety glasses.
Keep at least two offcuts while cutting the pieces. These will be used later.
Cut and glue the rail pieces.
Cut your three rail pieces into 290mm lengths. There will be twelve in total.
Apply the PVA glue to the edge of the first 290mm length. Place it upright on the second marked line from the bottom of the side piece.
Clamp in position and wipe away any excess glue using a cloth.
Attach the rail pieces.
Flip the side piece over and pre-drill four evenly spaced holes through the side panel and into the rail piece. Countersink these holes with your bit.
Take your 60mm timber screws and attach the rail pieces to the side pieces. Continue this process until all the rails are attached.
You can also use two 70mm timber spacers in between each rail piece to expedite this process.
Cut the top and bottom pieces.
Take the two offcuts from Step 3. Cut them into two pieces measuring 410 x 300mm each.
Place the top and bottom pieces between the side pieces. Pre-drill five holes through the side pieces into the top and bottom pieces. Do this for both sides of the cabinet. Countersink all holes.
Attach the top and bottom pieces.
Apply glue to the ends of the top and bottom pieces.
Now screw through the side pieces into the top and bottom pieces to secure the cabinet together. Remove any excess glue.
You have now successfully built a tool organiser cabinet.