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Project by vij posted 10-23-2020 06:45 PM 711 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built my Garage cabinets this past few weeks. I know folks here are not a fan of melamine particle board, but it was the perfect material for my project.
I have learned a lot from this forum especially one post that recommended using Confirmat Screws & Pozi driver. I am glad I used them, as it made the assembly a breeze.

3 stars to you, if you can identify the boo-boo I made (hint: holes). I had to re-cut one more side piece for the rightmost box to fix my error.

The most frustrating part of this build was the installation. The back wall was so twisty curvy in all directions. Since these cabinets were screwed into the wall as I wanted them off the ground, I had to cut custom depth shims for each screw. keeping it square throughout the length and breadth of 92×128 inches of this monster was a PITA.





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 10-23-2020 08:27 PM

Nice work, tough material to work with though.

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

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Eric

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#2 posted 10-23-2020 11:13 PM

Great build, and you even edge banded. Looks great. Picture 5 looks like you are limited on your shelf adjustment.

-- Eric, building the dream

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squazo

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#3 posted 10-24-2020 01:35 PM

Looks good. I have a tip for those pesky shims. I only figured this out because I’m a terrible framer and a worse cabinet maker.

anywhere you need a screw and a shim take some tape and put a big square around the center of the screw. Put a big blob of construction adhesive on the tape. Drive the screw untill you are happy with the cabinets position. Allow the glue to fully cure, be patient give it some time I use pl3x it will fill a 3/8 gap and be dry in 48 hours. Then finish driving the screw. The tape stops you from glueing your cabinet permanently.

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vij

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#4 posted 10-24-2020 06:09 PM



Looks good. I have a tip for those pesky shims. I only figured this out because I m a terrible framer and a worse cabinet maker.

anywhere you need a screw and a shim take some tape and put a big square around the center of the screw. Put a big blob of construction adhesive on the tape. Drive the screw untill you are happy with the cabinets position. Allow the glue to fully cure, be patient give it some time I use pl3x it will fill a 3/8 gap and be dry in 48 hours. Then finish driving the screw. The tape stops you from glueing your cabinet permanently.

- squazo


This is a brilliant hack, I have never read or seen this one before. Thanks for sharing.

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HalfShirt

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#5 posted 10-26-2020 10:32 PM

They look great. You can never have enough storage and keeping dust/saw dust off things is an added benefit. I have a project just like this in my future. Well done.

Oh, and melamine is a great material for shop cabinets…as long as it never gets wet.

-- Why is there never enough time to do it right, but always enough time to do it over?

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