Shop Sink Cabinet

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Project by woodbutcherbynight posted 09-06-2020 05:44 PM 1182 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Time had come for an upgrade to this modified cabinet I put in 23 years ago. Here was original cabinet.

Having progressed over the years I used more advanced joinery to make my cabinet doors.

Also wanted a paper towel holder that kept the roll mostly away from splashed water. AND was easy to change roll. Using a cleat system the entire holder can slide forward enough to get past the soap dispenser and pull rod out the side.

Used a piece of aluminum as a retainer.

Turned a dowel down to correct size and made a recess for the retainer to slide into.

Previous cabinet had mirror on both sides. This time I kept the one to the left. This allows me to see behind me at the door. Cabinet was larger so had to cut down new mirror to this new size. Took from some scrap someone gave me.

Typical of most houses / shops the wall is not level. Many ways to counter this. For this build I determined the was was 3/4 inch off and built the back of the cabinet to that spec. It sits flush to the wall no spacers needed.

Finish is just clear poly, 3 coats and buffed out. Protects against the water and is a durable finish for shop cabinets.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#1 posted 09-06-2020 08:25 PM

Innovative design. I really like the paper towel holder you did. Sadly, I don’t have a sink in my shop, or I’d borrow your ideas.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#2 posted 09-06-2020 09:40 PM

That is a really nice addition. Love the door with pics and adding paper towels dispenser. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#3 posted 09-06-2020 11:44 PM

Great job wbbn... Unfortunately I agree with the gents above… that p’t’d’ steals the show…

I have 6 of these scattered in my workshop (I’m lazy),

however, I can see a replacement in my office,

(and kitchen) based on your presentation.

Now you just need to work on that blue and yellow peril!

PS. Will that soap dispenser hold vino?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#4 posted 09-07-2020 01:48 AM

The evolution continues. Looking good.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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#5 posted 09-07-2020 02:23 AM

You did a great job on the restoration. Doesn’t resemble the old hardly at all. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#6 posted 09-07-2020 02:24 AM

Now you just need to work on that blue and yellow peril!

- LittleBlackDuck

I hear ya, but those are Ukrainian Flag colors. The panels have pictures of my travels in Ukraine where I met my wife.

Thanks for the compliments gentlemen.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#7 posted 09-07-2020 07:03 AM

Everything by the book! Very good

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 09-07-2020 02:26 PM

Great upgrade, Gunny! Good thing you checked the all be for building the cabinet. Noting like a custom fit piece.

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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