Parts and Hardware Cabinet

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Project by MayflowerDescendant posted 10-16-2010 09:05 AM 3912 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Most of us have a number of small parts cabinets kicking around, of various sizes, etc. When fully stocked / loaded, they are a little heavy and flimsy to move around. Therefore, I wanted to create a basic cabinet to house them, as well as, give me a few cubby-holes for my various notepads, sketchbooks or small catalogues. The cabinet is 3/4-inch birch ply, with a 1/4 inch birch ply backing. All edges are trimmed in red oak. Every surface has 3 coats of water-based, semi-gloss varathane. Overkill? Probably. However, as I always say, even the simplest of projects hone your skills, allow for experimentation (for example, with joinery techniques or finishes) for the more glamorous projects down the road.

Once completed, I fully stocked it. No more fishing around for common sizes of different fasteners and hardware. And, I know exactly when I am running low on any given item (a self-contained hardware store!).

It was a neat little project to keep things neat around the shop, as I build it out.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#1 posted 10-16-2010 01:24 PM

You have a nice shop and your paying attention to organization and that is a very good thing.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#2 posted 10-16-2010 08:39 PM

great little project and you are right those small cabinets filled with small parts is
just not something you want to move around with :-)


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#3 posted 10-17-2010 10:42 AM

Another Nice “Neat Keeper”. You can stop anytime now I think I’ve seen them all and I’m getting Upset …LOL…


“Time just dissappears when you are doing something you enjoy and have the right tools to do it.” ON The Money!!!

Oh! I just noticed….Another Canuck! You do us Proud Sir!!


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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Dr. Jim Axelson

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#4 posted 10-17-2010 08:56 PM

Hi Glen,

Helluva parts cabinet… Went out and got one… courtesy of you. Thanks!! It is a great cabinet and there are many little drawers for me to lose things in.

Dr. Jim

-- Dr.Jim Axelson, Aldergrove, B.C.

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