ArtBin Cabinets

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Project by greg48 posted 08-10-2015 11:44 PM 1143 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Working steadily along on the honey-do list, I just completed three cabinets to house YiaYia’s plastic scrapbooking bins. She already had two plastic cabinets, but the castors started to break out of the cheesy mounts, and she was hoping that I might be able to replace them, plus one extra. She not wanting to spend to much out of pocket cash, I looked about the shop and found about 15 bf of 3/4 red oak and enough 3/4” and 1/4” plywood scraps to do the job.

I went with an open sided cabinet design with cantilevered oak runners in 5/16” dadoes and rabbeted oak kickers to guide the bins sliding in and out. The sides were pocket hole screwed into the top and bottom plywood panels, which in turn were edge treated with iron-on birch banding.

For mobility, I tried out 1” ball bearing castors since our flooring is wood laminate, not carpeting. YiaYia is satisfied with the castors, but I may replace them with 2 1/2” rubber swiveling castors, as the ball bearings seem loud to me.

The three units measure approximately 16” square and 30” tall. Finish is simply an application of “rattle can” lacquer. That’s all for now, thanks for looking in, and keep the sawdust flying.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#1 posted 08-11-2015 07:50 AM

Thats a pretty neat piece of work.
Simple functional and a solution to the perplexing issues with stacked storage bins.

that being every time you want one its on the bottom of the stack !!

-- Regards Robert

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#2 posted 08-11-2015 11:15 AM

Wow! This is awesome. I am in the process of building my wife a sewing station. She wanted something just like this, but I was having a hard time visualizing it. Not any more! If imitation is the greatest form of flattery, consider yourself flattered.

Great piece. Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 08-11-2015 11:57 AM

Really nice. The clear boxes are nice to view what is in them. Nice rack to organize em as well

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 08-11-2015 01:49 PM

It’s a very nice organizer.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 08-11-2015 02:36 PM

Simple and effective use of space and materials—very nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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