Another Shop Cabinet

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Project by TungOil posted 12-02-2017 11:29 PM 1581 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another quick shop cabinet- I mounted this one near my radial arm saw to clean up the mess that had accumulated behind my RAS fence (now I have room for a whole new mess to accumulate!). This one is made from some leftover red oak and red oak plywood. Simple pocket screw construction for the face frame and biscuits for the carcass. Finish is three coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal.

Same rules- had to be made from materials and hardware on hand. I had an old pair of Stanley butt hinges, a magnetic catch and a door pull in my extra hardware bin that worked nicely. Total cost: $0.

I wanted this one to have a bit of an Arts & Crafts/G&G look so I routed a small cloud lift detail into the door rails. To keep the flat panel look, the raised portion of the panel faces inside the cabinet. I hung this one with a French cleat system to allow easy relocation and to hold the cabinet off the damp cinder block walls to help minimize mold buildup on the back of the cabinet.

Thanks for looking!

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#1 posted 12-02-2017 11:43 PM

That’s a very nice looking cabinet and that little rail detail certainly dresses it up.

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#2 posted 12-03-2017 02:23 AM

damn it tung I hate you! your making the rest of us look bad buddy-lol. as always very cool.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 12-03-2017 12:11 PM

See I like clean simple line BUT just with something different… You pulled that off

-- ā€œIn a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.ā€ ā€• George Orwell

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#4 posted 12-03-2017 01:31 PM

It’s a beautiful shop cabinet and a wonderful addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 12-03-2017 02:53 PM

Great cabinet. Love when something comes together from materials laying around. Nice job.

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

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#6 posted 12-03-2017 07:43 PM

Thanks guys!

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#7 posted 12-04-2017 01:45 PM


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