My FIRST project

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Project by ralmand posted 05-12-2009 03:27 AM 3187 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this for my garage. It is 7 feet tall, 4 feet wide, and 2 feet deep. This was not only my first wood project, but my first attempt at cabinet doors . I needed a cabinet to hold ‘stuff’. I put casters on it so I can move it. I have used it for about 9 months now and it is GREAT.

-- Randy, Allen Texas

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#1 posted 05-12-2009 03:33 AM

wow your 1st project cool looks terrific


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#2 posted 05-12-2009 03:39 AM

Thanks…I have really appreciated having it. But, I am still working on my ‘Finishing’ Skills

-- Randy, Allen Texas

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#3 posted 05-12-2009 03:50 AM

That’s one helluva nice first project. Looks like you have it in your blood!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#4 posted 05-12-2009 04:02 AM

I wish my first project looked that good

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 05-12-2009 04:06 AM

Very nice.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#6 posted 05-12-2009 04:48 AM

Looks great. Is the lower left picture rotated 90 degrees?

-- tim hill

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#7 posted 05-12-2009 11:59 AM

looks good…..good job

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#8 posted 05-12-2009 03:59 PM

Great job !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#9 posted 05-13-2009 04:42 AM

Looks Great! I think Im going to keep practicing for a couple more years before I post my first project, so just ignore anything between now an then. haha I like the idea of the casters, Well done!

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#10 posted 08-07-2011 04:10 AM

Great job, but thats to nice for the garage. LOL. I like the fact that its mobile, bet thats handy.

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#11 posted 08-16-2011 10:38 PM

Yes it is mobile. I have over 300 pounds in it and can roll in with one hand. I have been VERY happy with it

-- Randy, Allen Texas

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#12 posted 08-16-2011 10:49 PM

How sturdy is it? What does the structure look like?

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#13 posted 08-16-2011 11:01 PM

It is very sturdy. I built it several ago…I designed it “in my head” to fit fit my needs. The biggest keys are are to use sound structural wood connections ( I used biscuits in some areas, mortise and tenon and some areas, pocket screws in some areas..etc.) I have been VERY happy with it! It still does not lean, twist,, or fail.
“What does the structure look like?” I posted pictures of it.

-- Randy, Allen Texas

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#14 posted 08-16-2011 11:04 PM

Follow up…I pretty much just JUMPED right in with an idea for my first project and hoped for the best. I figured the worst to happen would be I had throw it out. Also my first attempt at rail and stile doors.

-- Randy, Allen Texas

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#15 posted 08-17-2013 11:19 AM

Awesome looking cabinet…

-- freddyaudiophile, Fredericton, NB, Canada

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