Wall cabinets for storage

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Blog entry by bluekingfisher posted 02-07-2011 10:18 PM 2333 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not a very significant project as my first listing but with limited ceiling height I need to think about storage space as well as dust collection ducting I will be adding in the future. The cabinets are just melamine conti board from the home centre screwed together with drywall screws and some scrap 1/4” ply I painted and used as the backer board.

These particular cabinets are for my seemilngy endless stock of screws…I think I must be a screw nut, just can’t get enough of them Lol If I have enough space left I’ll store my finishes up here too.

I need to build some more cabinets and a tool chest, I’ve got some mahogany for that project reclaimed from desks at work when they went all modern and replaced them with stainless steel and plastic laminate. I couldn’t get into the dumpster quick enough to haul it back out!

Next project will be a work table, I’m getting to old and stiff to be working ion the floor all the time

I’ll get around to building some doors at some point.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#1 posted 02-08-2011 03:39 AM

Hi David

Good looking set of cabinets. Very nicely done. Being made out of melamine should make them easier to keep clean. Love to see a neat, organized shop. Thanks for posting. If you put this in projects you might get more feed back.


-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#2 posted 02-08-2011 03:47 AM

Hiyya David,

One thing’s for sure….. you can never have enough cabinets and storage in the shop…. Looks like you got a good start on yours….yours looks better than my first ones….they were pretty bad…lol. It’s tough to have stuff, and nowhere to put that stuff…..I’ve got a couple of items I just built I want to show you….I’ll send you a PM…..well it’s about 7:45 pm now, so you’re probably in the land of nod… Carry on with the build, my friend…..Things are shaping up…...Your American amigo….me.

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#3 posted 02-08-2011 10:55 AM

Thanks for the feedback gents, kinda nice to have positive feedback from two guys with fab shops, something to aspire to I think.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#4 posted 04-12-2011 07:05 AM

Good looking job on the cabinets. Just checked out you workshop, was gonna see what projects you had posted, whoops, check the blog instead. I’ll be watching for you on the projects page.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#5 posted 04-12-2011 09:21 AM

Thanks for looking devann, I’m still very much at the setting up stage although I have just started my work table/bench. It might be a couple of weeks before I find the time to finish it.

I am too still trying to work out how to post projects into relevant fields. I’ve never been one for IT.


-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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