Well, this isn’t fine woodworking by any stretch of the matter. After figuring out the technology I was going to use for the shop computer, I failed to spend alot of time thinking where I was going to put it. I’ve been unhappy with a little inset shelving unit that is above my bench. It’s too small to really hold anything, serving a purpose for another use of my shop space about 10 years ago. In the picture, there is alot of crap stuffed into it, but most of it doesn’t need to be there so removing it is going to provide some shop housekeeping as well.
I took out this cabinet and using some scrap pine and plywood cutoffs that I had in the scrap pile, I built a new cabinet. Instead of it being 4” deep, I made it 8” deep and inset it 6” into a 4” wall (stud plus 1 thickness 1/2” sheetrock) Now, it only sticks into the shop 2 inches, not impeding my workbench yet is deep enough to actually hold stuff. The things that are now in it are things that I use in the shop and like to have access to.
The entire cabinet is literally thrown together with brads and pocket screws, but serves it’s purpose wonderfully.
With the door open, it reveals it’s little secret. You had to know this was coming.
Again, pretty pedestrian woodworking, but this one is all about function and little about form.
-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)