Well here they are, my first attempt at cabinets. I decided I needed additional storage and organization in my shop. So I started building these a few months ago, in between other goings ons. They are primarily built out of scrap and I used the Kreg Jig to join them. I based them loosely off of an article in “Shop Notes” and a cabinetry book I bought a while ago. I say loosely as due to using the scrap wood (and it being my first attempt :) ) I made some changes, some of which I now am wondering if it was a good idea… oh well.
When I went to put them up today I cleaned out the space in the corner of my shop where they were to go (not near my workbench) and then started pondering, so that is why they are not in the corner so now I plan to not only touch them up but paint all the areas that were going to be hidden originally. The paint was an “oops” can from HD, great place to look for project paint as a quart is only $1, Gallons are $5. I am olso planning to make some doors for the the two side cabinets and paint the shelves for that one cabinet.
Learned a lot and there are some obvious issues, but it was a good experience. I hope to do more of them for my shop and continue to improve as I go of course. Do think I need to look into a planer of some type though, but that is another story.
I am continuing to work on my shop and use the projects there to sharpen my skills.Have a few other non-shop based projects I am thinking of as well.
-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)