Small Workshop Cupboard

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Project by Cliff posted 07-19-2015 04:48 AM 1611 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a very Basic Cupboard that I made for my Brother Rob’s Metal Shop. Rob has a very small shop and like most home workshops, there is never enough space. There was a gap between other stuff that couldn’t be moved, so it was just the spot for a purpose designed cupboard to just slide in and make good use of this gap.

The construction is really simple, no nails or glue or fancy joints, just measured and cut on the table saw then screwed together. The Materials used are 3/4 inch (19mm) low grade tightly knotted ply and some pallet timber for the feet. All of which I had in my timber supply.
The Finish is two coats of Danish Oil. I rang Rob a few minutes ago and he is delighted that he can pick up his space saving small cupboard during the week.

Kind regards to all Lumberjocks.

Cliff. PS: The Measurements are 28inches high. 12 Inches wide. 17inches deep.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#1 posted 07-19-2015 05:12 AM

The best projects are the ones that serve a purpose. This one looks like it will outlast all of us. Nice going Cliff.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 07-19-2015 06:11 AM

That’ll work nicely! He’ll find it very useful, and provide much better organization for his work. You “Done Good’.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#3 posted 07-19-2015 06:12 AM

I need something like that Cliff.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Great job.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#4 posted 07-19-2015 08:03 AM

Nice going Cliff, you brother should really appreciate this. Well done.

-- RIP Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#5 posted 07-19-2015 10:02 AM

Dave. Thank you…...I agree with your comments, it is very satisfying when a project will serve a purpose. Wonderful thing about wood is that in outliving us it will continue on giving someone pleasure.



Russell. Thank you for your nice comments.

BobWemm. Thanks Bob, I’m glad it gave you inspiration. I had a look at your projects and you are a real artist. I’m in awe of what you and other LJs achieve.



Bob Collins. Bob as always, thank you for the encouragement. It is appreciated. I’m sure my Brother will be tickled pink with his storage cupboard.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#6 posted 07-19-2015 12:08 PM

Nice cabinet . cliff. you can never have too much storage space!! Real sturdy too!! Can hold some heaver stuff!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 07-19-2015 12:21 PM

It’s a nice project and it’s a great addition to you brothers shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 07-19-2015 02:48 PM

Nice work Cliff. Always nice to help someone out. Well done.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#9 posted 07-19-2015 03:13 PM

Nice work! And the best part is, now it’s his turn to make something for your shop!! Just joking, Cliff. I like making things and giving them away, I’d bet you’re the same way.

-- there's someone in my head but it's not me...

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#10 posted 07-19-2015 09:22 PM

Cupboard for a specific space and purpose. Nice work.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#11 posted 07-20-2015 04:22 AM

Jim, Thank you for comments. You are right about never having too much storage space. My Niece is Married to a Carpenter and he has an enormous shed, but would still like more space.


helluvawreck. Thank you for your nice comments.



R_Stad. Rod, Thank you and I agree it is always nice to help someone out.


Hairy. Thank you and yes I do enjoying giving things away. Rob is a metal man and has come to my rescue a few times. I had Band Saw trouble a couple of years ago and the blade tightening handle shaft was busted. So it was really handy having a metal man for a Brother.



drewpy. Hi Drew, Thank you for your nice comments.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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