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Blog series by MyOldGarage updated 04-21-2009 03:50 PM 6 parts 12166 reads 28 comments total

Part 1: Planning Makes Perfect?

02-26-2009 05:11 PM by MyOldGarage | 8 comments »

Ok—as I learned on the garbage can holder, I think I need a bit more planning on my next project. I’ve in the past at least drawn out some sketches and worked from that . . . which is what I did to a certain degree on the trash holder but I didn’t flesh out all the details until I was in (over my head) on the project. Norm Abram I’m not. So on to the next thing which will be some overhead cabinets for in the garage. I’ve always wanted something above the wo...

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Part 2: What to use?

02-27-2009 06:43 PM by MyOldGarage | 5 comments »

Well, the weather forecast here is calling for snow this weekend. I’m anxious to have the garbage can holder done, but I want to keep right on going with projects. I’m contemplating loading up the truck tonight with some materials for the overhead cabinets—but I’m kind of wondering what I should build them out of. I’m leaning towards cheap and paintable—and light? I’m looking for some suggestions now so I can call around and get pricing informati...

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Part 3: Bought Wood -- Where Can I Buy Time?

03-05-2009 10:22 PM by MyOldGarage | 1 comment »

(Found at http://www.laughingcoyotewoodworks.com/snoozebutton.html) So last weekend we were forecasted to get a big snowstorm here in KC, and this time the forecasters really did know what they were talking about. I anticipated this and went out for a couple of sheets of 3/4 Baltic Birch plywood and two 8 foot 1×8’s. I figured that would give me the materials to keep working through the weekend, because I wouldn’t want my 2wd Dakota out and about in the snow. I got ...

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Part 4: Whew -- finally, more sawdust!

04-15-2009 04:19 PM by MyOldGarage | 1 comment »

Well, Peggy and I finally were able to get a weekend time slot free with good weather to get outside and cut-up the plywood for the garage cabinets. I must admit, that I must have completely been out of my mind when I measured the side pieces. Peggy was looking at them and said they looked a bit tall . . . so I held them up above my workbench and was flabbergasted at the discrepancy. All my plans in Sketchup seemed to just have went out the window. Then when we were talking we realiz...

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Part 5: Almost there!

04-20-2009 03:44 PM by MyOldGarage | 4 comments »

This weekend we almost got the new cabinets entirely done. We had quite a few learning experiences along the way, which I’m extremely thankful for since these are just garage cabinets. I’m not exactly making pieces of fine furniture here out of Cherry or Oak . . . but I’m definitely learning a lot along the way. Here’s the first picture—the back on the cabinets. My daughter and I jumped in the truck and hit the local big box store for some Lauan plywood. (...

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Part 6: Viola! Garage Cabinets.

04-21-2009 03:50 PM by MyOldGarage | 9 comments »

(Triumphant sound of music in the background . . . . ) The garage cabinets are finally done. Last night we cut the 2×4 we used for the french cleat on the back of the cabinets and the rail on the wall. That was a kind of terrifying experience . . . getting that much board through the Shopsmith at a 30 degree angle. I had my feather board on and pushing sticks—all the safety measures I could think of. The operation made a ton of saw dust that blanketed us . . . because I ...

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