Review: Craftsman 6ft. Floor Cabinet

August 31, 2009 | by Ethan (email) |

Craftsman Floor CabinetThis is the second post in my Craftsman Tool Storage series. Craftsman provided us element from their Garage Storage System, and if you haven’t seen it, check out the Craftsman Workbench Review. Today, we focus on the Craftsman 6ft. Floor Cabinet.

The only problem with owning lots of tools is finding good storage for them. The best tool storage is organized, customizable, secure, and rated for heavy equipment. The Craftsman floor cabinet does just that.

Where to Buy the Craftsman 6 foot Floor Cabinet

We are really impressed with this storage cabinet. The all steel construction makes this a high-quality addition to any garage or basement. The cabinet provides lots of space and is competativley priced at $239.99. Craftsman products are available from Sears or Here’s the link:

Craftsman Floor Cabinet Review

Storage Shelves
This cabinet has a total of three steel shelves. Two shelves are adjustable between 7 different positions for great versatility. Adjusting a shelf location is easy.

  • Just remove the two fasteners from the front of the shelf.
  • Rotate the shelf upward and out of the notches along the backside.
  • Move to the desired location and reverse these directions.

The middle shelf is fixed in place for the door locking / latch mechanism. Unfortunately, that means this cabinet is not suitable for tall equipment (unless you don’t install the shelves). Additionally, you can place items inside the cabinet on the base or even on the topside.

Quality Construction
This floor cabinet is made from high-quality, steel with a baked enamel finish. It’s very durable. Each shelf is rated to hold 50 lbs. and is secured in place with nuts and bolts for total confidence.

Cabinet Dimensions
Here are the floor cabinet external dimensions.

Craftsman Floor Cabinet Dimensions

This cabinet weighs 126 pounds so grab a friend before you try to move it. Each shelf provides 32″ wide x 17″ deep storage and with my setup each shelf has at least 17″ clearance.

Assembling the Cabinet
This cabinet went together without a problem. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. You’ll need a few tools including 3/8″ and 7/16″ socket, flathead and crosshead screwdriver, and a square. Make sure to hand tighten the bolts until instructed to fully tighten. This allows you to square the cabinet. All of my hardware was included but in case you’re missing something, call 1-800-4MY-HOME (1-800-469-4663). There’s one thing to keep in mind while you assemble:

  • There’s a wall bracket to ensure the cabinet doesn’t tip over. That means you’ll want to locate the cabinet near a stud or have masonry screws/bit at hand.

Benefits of the Craftsman Floor Cabinet
Here’s some additional features to keep in mind:

  • The cabinet includes four, height-adjustable, feet so you can make sure it’s completely level and up off the floor.
  • Shelves are easy to adjust and it doesn’t require you to move the cabinet.
  • There’s a simple locking mechanism for security. Two keys included.
  • This cabinet features two holes (with rubber guards) on the backside- perfect for running power to charge cordless tools.
  • The doors overlap and latch, ensuring they stay closed.

What do you think? Do you own the Craftsman floor cabinet? What’s your experience?

6 Responses
  1. William says:

    Is there any advantage over a regular metal cabinet? Aside from the fact that this one is prettier, of course.

    • Ethan says:

      Hey William, It’s a no frills cabinet- latched / locking doors, adjustable feet, solid construction, pegs for hooks. Its served me well. When you say a “regular metal cabinet,” are you thinking of a specific model?

      Also, just wanted to an extend a warm welcome to the site. I can’t recall seeing you comment before, and I hope you will again.

  2. William says:

    Yeah, I’m new here. It’s a great blog.

    As far as metal cabinets, I’m just talking about the generic sheet metal locking floor cabinets that you see in offices, schools, garages, and all over the place. Like this:

    The only thing I see that the Craftsman has over this is adjustable feet. One-piece construction could be a minus for the one I linked, if you have to get it into tight spaces. The Craftsman doesn’t hold nearly the weight of the ones at office supply stores, and I don’t know if it’s rated for the storage of flammable liquids either.

    • Ethan says:

      It’s also lighter and easier to move. I only appreciate that because I’ve had to move it before. Otherwise, it really doesn’t really have much of an advantage. Any idea what is required of a cabinet to be rated for flammable liquids?

  3. William says:

    Actually a lot, now that I looked it up. They have to be constructed of at least 18ga steel or 1″ wood, welded or riveted seams for the former, and rabbeted joints screwed in two directions for the latter. They have to have airspace in the walls of steel cabinets, and self-closing doors for both. They have to be liquid-tight to a depth of 2″ to catch spills inside. So, basically, they cost a ton and are nothing like what we were originally discussing. Nevermind.

  4. joe scears says:

    Craftsman 32″ grey floor cabinet shows on this page as $202.99 when I proceed to checkout it comes up as $229.99. How do I get the $202.99 price?

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