So my idea was simple. Make a simple reinforced plywood cabinet, frameless, with the sole function of holding books and magazines in the shop.
The design was simpler still. a top and bottom panel cut to 12×72”, a back panel cut to 16×72” 2 side panels cut to 16×12.75” all out of 23/32” cabinet grade ply, and then 2 divider panels cut to 12×14.5” centered 24” on each side made from 5/8” cheapie scrap ply. All of it simply butt jointed and screwed together with 2.5” screws.
The entire thing went together in less than 2 hours from deciding to actually get up off my butt, until the basic box was finally assembled.
I have a few screws left, some sanding where overdriving the screws caused some push out of the end plies, some filling, the french cleat setup, and lastly primer and paint… I originally intended to use just cheap contractor grade ceiling white paint, but I am leaning now more toward a high gloss white latex enamel for this cabinet, not so much for the light properties, but for ease of cleaning. Gloss paint tends to have a surface that is slicker than matte finishes, and should be easier to blow / wipe dust off of…
With the progress I am making, I should have this completed, and populated long before the weekend… Lord Willing I should have it ready to go. I do need to finish filling some nail holes, priming, and painting the wall that it will mount to, but that shouldn’t take long at all…
I did notice that the height I intend to mount this at, it will be low enough I could use the top as a shelf, which would allow me to stash things like jigs and the like on top of it.
Before anyone nags me on this one. I am witholding photos until this is done. This will be posted as a project. Yes a very simple one, but a project no less..
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