Under stair cabinets

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Project by leftcoaster posted 02-19-2019 05:32 AM 744 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The closet under our stairs is a tricky place for storage. It has to remain accessible because a radiant manifold is in there and the crawl space access is in the floor.

So, I created this unit, which has shelving, drawers, and cubbies, as well as a double depth wine rack. The lower cabinet is on casters to make accessing the crawl space possible.

This is simple plywood, but with cherry trim and drawer fronts, with a light shellac finish. The cherry is all hand planed.

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#1 posted 02-19-2019 03:59 PM

Clever idea to make more usable storage space. Good looking, mobile storage unit and shelves. I just saw the wine rack too. Nice work!!

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#2 posted 02-19-2019 05:33 PM

Thanks Earl!

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#3 posted 02-19-2019 06:08 PM

Very nicely done storage system. I like the finger slots over hardware for this purpose.
I would only comment on the the wine racks that wine is best stored in a cool dark place. Warm room temperatures and light speed the break down of quality. Solution, drink more wine and replace is frequently. LOL

-- Les B, Oregon

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#4 posted 02-19-2019 06:14 PM

Les, yeah, it’s a closet and the lights are only on when it’s opened. Oddly my spouse had the exact same comment. In fact, although this rack doubled the capacity of its predecessor, she declared an intention of increasing consumption. smile

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#5 posted 02-21-2019 12:30 AM

Nice job, thanks for posting.

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