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Forum topic by boston_guy posted 04-03-2018 03:42 PM 601 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-03-2018 03:42 PM

I really like this cabinet (please see the two photos below). But I’m not sure what I’d use it for. Anyone got any ideas?

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#1 posted 04-03-2018 03:45 PM

My wife would fill it with mail that she intended on reading. Then about once a month she’d throw it all into the garbage. Rinse and repeat.

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#2 posted 04-03-2018 03:57 PM

That to me looks like a perfect start to a router table. Remove the shelves from the upper part. Replace the top with an mdf or phenol top with router insert. Bits in the middle drawer. Extra tool storage on the bottom.

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#3 posted 04-03-2018 04:05 PM

A design center … use the bottom for books, the top for drafting/drawing supplies, the drop front as a drawing board.

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#4 posted 04-03-2018 04:13 PM

Toy storage for Kids/Grand-kids. Right height for small ones as well.

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#5 posted 04-03-2018 04:18 PM

End table.

Old school, telephone stand.

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#6 posted 04-03-2018 04:31 PM

Not totally sure of its dimensions, but it appears to me to be a good height for a grinder and or sharpening station in the shop. It might also hold a bench top tool such as a little drill press or a narrow belt sander like a 1”x30” machine. Maybe easily adaptable to hold a scroll saw.

Inside the house, I’d be thinking of a bar or wine serving cabinet. Would likely make a good bedside cabinet, and if height is ok for the furniture, a lamp table by a good comfy reading and tv watching chair.

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#7 posted 04-03-2018 05:22 PM


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