Another effective way to build versatility and mobility into a standing tool cabinet is to center the design around the concept of modular construction. In this scheme a large cabinet can be built up from a series of integrated, stacking modules. Remembering how in centuries past, Europeans kept their valuables in stackable "fire boxes' so they could be instantly carried out of a burning house, cabinetmaker Reinhold Faeth, of Heiligenberg-Steigen, Germany, created this tall standing tool cabinet from a set of four relatively small chests. To ensure the stability of the stacked assembly, he successively reduced the width of the boxes and angled back their faces. These angled faces take advantage of the force of gravity to hold the doors open at a full 180°.
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