Garage/Shop Cabinets

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Project by Luke posted 07-24-2013 07:31 PM 2233 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For years my garage/shop has just had plain pine shelves from the home center, everything from camping and fishing gear, to car wash supplies was stacked up. I knew a long time ago I was going to build some cabinets, just never fit in to the timing of the home fixer projects, floors, stairs, more floors, did I say floors?

In the middle of laying 2,000 sq. feet of flooring, I decided to take a break, and do something for, “me” I bought two sheets of Birch from my lumber supplier (Disappointed in the voids, and warping of the Birch Plywood)

I cut them down to size and made 4 cabinet carcasses using pocket-hole joinery. This project had to be quick, as the wife wouldn’t let the house remain a mess with half installed floors while I took a detour.

I took the remaining parts of the Birch Ply and made the doors. Originally I had intended on just leaving the 11 ply 3/4” birch exposed, but I got the idea to take some scrap walnut I had, and edge the birch doors in Walnut.

All in all, I like the way they came out, keeps the dust off, tripled the storage area (went from 1 shelf, to 2 + top of cabinet) and now have all my neighbors envying my “garage” cabinets.

I saw someone else on LJ use the “B” Grade side for the outside because they added character, and I felt with the Walnut, they did add some life to the otherwise blonde doors.

Not too shabby, for a weekends work.

Made from 3/4” Birch Ply, finished with my HVLP and GF – PolyAcrylic, Doors wrapped in Walnut. I literally hung on these to see how they would hold, kept this guy off the ground!

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#1 posted 07-24-2013 09:00 PM

Those are some nice handy cabinets!! Nice going!!..............Jim

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

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#2 posted 07-24-2013 09:22 PM

great build,nice cab’s.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 07-25-2013 02:11 PM

Nice work. You can never have too much cabinetry in the garage.

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