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Blog series by Parsimonia updated 10-01-2013 02:45 PM 5 parts 8411 reads 7 comments total

Part 1: Size and Materials Planning

07-31-2013 03:05 PM by Parsimonia | 3 comments »

So after making a large workshop upper cabinet, and then a glass door cabinet, I decided to start making more cabinets to store garden tools in the garage. While I’m at it, I decided to make two, one for long handled tools, and another with shelves for smaller stuff. I made the previous cabinets with maple, and it seems like a waste of money to make a garden tool cabinet out of relatively expensive wood, but hey, if I’m going to all the trouble, it might as well look good. I al...

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Part 2: Cabinet glue up

08-06-2013 05:35 PM by Parsimonia | 0 comments »

One carcass is glued up. One block under the lower shelf moved under the clamp slightly. I should have shot a few nails to hold it in place like Sommerfeld recommends, (and had done before), so one back corner of the bottom shelf is just slighty lower, but OIWN (Only I Will Notice(!)). The lower shelf tongue goes into the face frame slot, but the sides are just supported by blocks underneath on both sides. Yet again, I chose to ignore instructions and it bit me in the a$$. I decided...

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Part 3: Cabinet Back

08-08-2013 07:15 AM by Parsimonia | 0 comments »

Rather than glue up everything at once, which had resulted in glue setting on the first piece before it’s properly aligned and clamped, I’m gluing in stages. After gluing the blocks under the bottom shelf, I shot some 1” brads to hold the blocks in place, then glued the lower shelf, then the lower back. The wooden clamp in the photo below is holding the block under the lower shelf. That is all clamped to continue tomorrow. I used 3/4 ply for the lower 12”,...

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Part 4: Final Assembly and Installation

09-16-2013 02:10 AM by Parsimonia | 0 comments »

I mounted the cabinets by making a ledger board with a 2×6, and a couple of 2×6s on each end. I blocked one end up until it was level, and then set the cabinets on top. I clamped, drilled and screwed both cabinets together. The 2×6 had to be supported in the middle also to get the cabinets to line up. I was surprised that it would bow that much. I had seen a scissors jack one time that I always wanted to get. It props up a cabinet in place, and can raise and lower it...

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Part 5: Tools and stuff in cabinet

10-01-2013 02:45 PM by Parsimonia | 4 comments »

This is with all the stuff inside DoubleDD had a good idea to use scraps for the door panels. i will use that idea. sort of a patchwork .

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