Garage Cabinet

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Project by df1k1 posted 02-13-2013 04:47 PM 1966 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First attempt at woodworking after a LONG break. Tons of mistakes and lessons learned including: build then mount. I spent way too much time and effort moving these things around. And they are heavy! Use a base: originally i put them on adjustable legs ( I think you can see them in one of the pictures) and I realized that they were no way sturdy enough. HVLP spraying: harder than I thought and red was not a good choice. Very hard to get it even. Rail and Stile: first time I’ve ever tried using this bit set but I think the doors make the cabinets. Glue up: no matter how hard I tried squaring things up was tough! Finally, really should have built a cross cut sled and an outfeed table before tackling this. Would have made things easier.
Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 02-13-2013 05:34 PM

I think that looks killer DK. Very well done. Lots of storage there. You have all kinds of things hanging from your ceiling????

-- Mark

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#2 posted 02-13-2013 06:58 PM

Thanks Mark. actually they’re for bicycles. I took them down to get a better picture of the cabinets

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#3 posted 02-13-2013 07:45 PM

I do like your cabinets ,good job . Hope this helps you in your storage in your garage.

-- Gary Panama City Fl In God I Trust

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#4 posted 02-13-2013 07:57 PM

thanks. i hope so. amazing how junk accumulates in the garage!

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#5 posted 02-13-2013 08:05 PM

Top notch work! It’s a gorgeous piece!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#6 posted 02-13-2013 08:19 PM

thanks much

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#7 posted 02-13-2013 08:37 PM

Great storage project….good build sir

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#8 posted 02-13-2013 08:45 PM

thank you sir

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#9 posted 02-13-2013 11:34 PM

I think they look great. Actually like the color and from the pictures, they could be put INSIDE anyones home and look just as great. Nice Job

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#10 posted 02-14-2013 04:28 AM

Well done, I would add stiffners to the shelfs to keep from sagging in the future. I learned the hard way is all. Nice color as well should serve you well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 02-14-2013 04:26 PM

Love the color and has a great build. This is very useful in the garage with that much storage. Well done!


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