Rolling Storage Cart #1: Base Cabinet

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Blog entry by lycilph posted 03-31-2014 01:26 AM 2495 reads 3 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve been using open shelving units hung on my shed walls for years because I have issues with creepy crawlies, but I’m wanting something to store smaller items in that is more compact. I also wanted to try out the $5 track saw I made from an old circular saw. (PS: it works GREAT)

I started off by building a cabinet from 18mm plywood: 668w x 865h x 750d. The 668 may seem an odd dimension but it allows me to make the drawer bases from a 12mm plywood sheet ripped down the middle.

I put the drawer slides on before I put the case together. I should get 2 drawers 50mm deep, 4 drawers 80mm deep and 1 drawer 180mm deep.

To top it off, I put on a piece of melamine sheet that was about the right size.

It rolls pretty well on my uneven floor.

Next time I’ll get started on the drawers

-- Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the weaponry to make the difference

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