Shop Hutch

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Project by davewest posted 12-05-2009 03:47 AM 2113 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by Norm and motivated by endless clutter made worse by 3 voluminous but utterly impractical wardrobe cabinets, I set about building a place for my “stuff”. This hutch lives in a small 10×18 area of my shop that will eventually be my finishing room. Right now it is the only heated space in the shop, so its home for a few (7) months.

Materials are 2 layers of scrap cdx glued up, hardboard top, and pine trim. The 1/2” cdx was left over from the shop walls and I had the knobs and plug mold laying around already. Hard to get more budget friendly than that.

The difficulty here was in the use of the glued up cdx. No 2 dados or rabbets are the same width. I would have much preferred quality ply but, I was able to use up a ton of scraps that were taking up space and save a few dollars in the process.

I will cut dividers to fit the upper portion once I figure out where everything goes.

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#1 posted 12-05-2009 04:17 AM

That’ll get your stuff organized. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#2 posted 12-05-2009 05:33 AM

Nice work, thats a great way to keep your shop organized.

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#3 posted 12-05-2009 04:04 PM

Great use of scraps. That looks like it will be a great addition to the shop!

-- Julian, Homewood, IL

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Derek Lyons

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#4 posted 12-05-2009 05:03 PM

Using up clutter to build a place to store stuff cluttering up the shop – that’s the LJ spirit! :)

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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#5 posted 12-05-2009 06:00 PM

nicely done, that should solve alot of clutter issues. Its always nice when you can use up material thats in the way to build something that will serve as an organizer. two birds with one stone. wish i had the space for something that big.

-- RKWoods

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#6 posted 12-05-2009 08:42 PM

Very Nice!!! Love the design.

-- Joshua Warren {Also know as- Porkchop}

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#7 posted 12-05-2009 10:18 PM

wish it was in my cellershop good job


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#8 posted 12-05-2009 11:39 PM

I think this is a great example of using scraps and available materials to create something that is truly useful. Your hutch looks terrific to me. Congrats!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#9 posted 12-06-2009 03:49 AM

Looks great. Will have tons of storage in that thing! But if your like me in two days and it is full you will be saying where did I get all this stuff?

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