Scrapbooking Storage Station

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Project by JoshInTampa posted 05-24-2009 07:18 AM 2333 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife had a pretty specific need for her storage of scrapbooking tools and we couldn’t find anything commercially. So I asked her to draw something up and I’d build it. Well, it turned out to be a HEFTY drawing and a HEFTY piece of furniture when we were all done!

I decided on 3/4 laminated MDF from Lowe’s due to it’s cost and ease of finishing (none!). I didn’t realize it would be SO heavy once I had everything together, but at least it will be very sturdy and last forever. This was one of the first projects I made drawers for so that was fun. I learned A LOT about full extension drawer slides as she wanted them on every shelf and drawer.

I’d also never done Dado work before this, but found that my Freud Dado Blade ($99) worked like a champ with the laminated MDF with no chipping at all. Took a while to get the right cut (23/32nds) but it was worth it after it all fit together like a champ!

I use Krylon premium white semi-glass in a spray can and it matched up with the laminate white almost perfectly. Pocket hole joinery worked wonders on the MDF using COARSE screws… stay away from the fine with MDF.

Overall, it was a really neat project that will keep the wife happy for a while to come!

Any questions, just shoot!


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#1 posted 05-24-2009 07:46 AM

Hey Josh
It looks like a cabinet shop had built it. Good build. I bet your wife loves it.


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#2 posted 05-24-2009 02:36 PM

Nice job on the cabinet. It looks like a store bought piece of furniture. My wife is into scrapbooking, too. I can’t believe all the little things she buys to create those scrapbooks, and all the storage she needs for them. And I thought my tool addiction was bad!

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#3 posted 05-24-2009 05:03 PM

Hi Josh,
Fantastic job. Very professional looking!

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#4 posted 05-24-2009 06:06 PM

Nice job Josh, Looks professional! I know your wife is happy to have that storage system. Looks like she running out of room though :) I made a scrap station for my wife a couple of years ago. She filled it in one day.

-- Rick

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#5 posted 05-24-2009 08:20 PM

Josh, Looks great. I am going to be creating something soon for my wife’s new sewing/craft room. More then likely will use mdf as well glad to hear the pocket holes worked well in it, will have to give them a try myself. Thanks for sharing.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#6 posted 05-24-2009 08:22 PM

Very nice job. I really like that!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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