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Workshop in Progress #2: Garage Cabinets Inspired by Norm

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Blog entry by jstewart posted 09-29-2007 02:05 AM 1347 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: My Table Saw is Finally Alive Part 2 of Workshop in Progress series Part 3: My new tool: Kreg Master System »

I’m putting together some garage cabinets based on the ones Norm built in the “Garage Workshop” episode from quite a while back. This is the first time I’ve ever done anything involving a carcase. It’s also the first time I’ve done a project involving dadoes and rabbets on the table saw. So far I think it’s going well. To go along with those firsts, it’s the first time I’ve been able to put my new air compressor and brad nailer to work. (I bought the PC 3 nailer combo pack from Home Depot earlier this week.) I obviously haven’t completed the cabinet yet, but I think I’m making good progress.

My First Cabinet

-- Joshua, Olathe, Kansas



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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 09-29-2007 06:05 AM

Well, have fun. It’s coming along nicely.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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jstewart

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#2 posted 09-29-2007 06:40 AM

As I think about it, I think it’s odd that Norm didn’t put a 1/4” plywood back on these. The drawers will have backs, but unless this is mounted 100% flush with the wall, things could fall out the back of the bottom cabinet area. I think I’ll just rip a 2” strip of MDF to put back there to catch the small stuff that might have a tendency to roll back and out of the cabinet.

-- Joshua, Olathe, Kansas

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#3 posted 09-30-2007 04:30 PM

I agree with you. I built his workshop hutch and now that you mention it I wish I put a back on it. I would guess that his shop walls where pretty plum. My garage block wall was not :)

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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