Woodshop/Garage MK II #2: Cabinet Surgery and relocation Part 1

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Blog entry by bj383ss posted 12-02-2016 03:09 AM 2138 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The first thing to do in my rearrange is to relocate these 2 cabinets. I spent several nights early in the week emptying them out. They held spray can bombs and automotive parts and chemicals. All of that has been relocated to the auto cabinets on the back wall. I found a new place for all the jigs on top too. Forgot to take a picture of it.

The problem is they are going to the shed but I am having to do some surgery on them and basically cut the top portion of the cabinets off. These will hang on the wall above my workbench in the shed. The base cabinets I am shortening to 42” so they will fit under and tool cabinet I have mounted in the shed. So here is the progress I made the last 2 days on the surgery.

I started by marking all the doors and then taking them off. Next I took off the face frames and cut them to the right length. Then I took each side off one at a time and cut them to length and them put them back on so everything would stay where it was

Here you can see how much I had to cutoff of the bottom doors.

First bottome cabinet done. I had to add a rail to the top of the face frame and a top. I also replaced the kick board at the bottom as it was rotted. These are cheap particle board bookshelves. I found them in the dumpster when we first moved into our old house, and I made some face frames and made the doors from MDF. Amazing what paint can hide. They are ok cabinets so just spending as little time on them as possible.

Here is the first upper cabinet done. I was going to cutoff the part below the doors but then I thought why not just add a shelf. Then I just had to add a rail to face frame and done. I will go back and paint and finish these at a later date.

Started work on the 2nd lower cabinet before I quit. I should be able to finish these up tomorrow morning and get them installed in the shed. The best part is since I emptied them out and relocated everything that was in these cabinets this is all extra storage space.

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#1 posted 12-02-2016 07:40 AM

You are surely one well organized bloke.. something I wish I could do but alas the space is way too limited…
Top job Bret.

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#2 posted 12-02-2016 03:27 PM

Looking good, the cabinet with the open bottom self is the way I like mine.
Can easily get to things I use a lot but hides most other things.

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