|Project by KE4NYV||posted 07-25-2014 04:15 AM||1515 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
This is the first of many cabinets I am building for my shop re-build. This particular cabinet is under my new wall-mounted work bench to house my CNC computer and controller box. I’m also using the lower shelf (bottom) to store some metal working tools and other CNC mill tooling until I get my wall cabinets built.
The construction is all 3/4 Birch plywood and scratch built. I didn’t have any plans to start with, since I had to size this to fit under my bench and shallow enough to deal with the cinder block footer that is at the bottom of the wall. Width 32”, Height 36”, Depth 18”.
I used the euro hinges for the first time and while I like them, I found that the ones my Lowe’s carries are pretty cheap and not as flexible as the higher quality models found at Rockler and other online sites. These also do not clip together, instead they slide into each other and you have to tighten a set screw to keep them from coming apart. Also, the alignment was a bit of a pain, very little adjustment room, resulting in the right side door sticking out from the carcass. I’m thinking about plugging the screw holes on that side and trying again. At $7 each, they were not worth it. Rockler carries a true clip-together model, better quality at $16 a PAIR. I know what I’m buying next time.
-- Jason R.