Garage Lockers

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Project by Tradeturnhobby posted 01-18-2012 05:15 AM 5739 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I completed this project over the Christmas break and finally got around to posting it. There used to be a bank of shelves that I put in here, but when we parked the van in the garage my wife (expecting) had a hard time getting around the mirror and the shelves. Furthermore, I wasn’t sure if this was the best use of space. Thus this idea of putting in lockers under a high shelf that we could walk under came to be.

Again this is for my garage so I just used the cheap pine with hardboard paneling for the doors and sides. A lot of routing and gluing. The small locker is just an inch deeper to accommodate an electrical line behind it.

These pictures show the inside of the large locker. I put in hooks for winter clothes and used some old fence I had left lying around (dog in garden adventure) for the bottom shelves. The idea was that boots and frozen clothes could be stored here and drip dry to the concrete floor.

Anyway, I hope this helps anyone who might be undertaking a similar project. Thank you for looking.

-- TTH, UT

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#1 posted 01-18-2012 05:18 AM

Lots of good storage nice work.


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#2 posted 01-18-2012 07:53 AM

Good job, that came out really nice!

-- Sneaking up on the line....

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#3 posted 01-19-2012 12:56 AM

Is that hardboard in there? It might warp on you

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 01-19-2012 05:04 AM

I cut the pieces and did a dado inset to glue them in the pine rails. Furthermore, I used middle rails to also help control warping. There may be some still, but the biggest pieces (the backs) are nailed and glued to runners. The only concern I do have is on the doors. I just used furniture leg pads to off set the twist and made sure I didn’t get too large on my doors.

Anyway, the boards were on sell and I had a bunch left over cheap. Thought it was best for a garage cabinet. What I have used before seems to be steady, but like anything it will warp over time if don’t counter it.

Great point though for anyone looking at this. Watch your pieces that they don’t get too large or they will twist on you.

-- TTH, UT

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#5 posted 01-19-2012 06:20 AM

ESTUVISTE GENIAL!!!!! MUY BUEN ESPACIO PARA GUARDAR COSAS ;-) It was great !!!!! VERY GOOD storage space ;-)


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