counter and hanging cabinets in my shop

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Project by BurlyBob posted 10-12-2015 05:28 AM 1590 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This counter and hanging cabinets have been a long term project for my garage. I tried to dress it up for my wife.
Now that the last /bottom drawer is finished and all the hardware is on. I can honestly say my garage is finished.
Anything else is just an add on. I curved both ends of the counter so my wife would not have a sharp corner to bump into. I used plexi glass for the cabinet doors. I’m really glad I did. Makes finding things so much easier. These drawers were my first effort with dovetail drawers. Of course I would have to tackle one of the harder dovetails first time out to the chute, rabbeted half blind dovetails. I struggled, fought and yet persevered. They are finished, not perfect by any means but for my first attempt. I’m okay with them.

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#1 posted 10-12-2015 05:46 AM

Lookin’ good Bob. I like being able to see what and where with out having to open too. I recycle a lot of clear plastic bottle and jars to hold screw and small parts. Never have to open it to see what is in it ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 10-12-2015 08:21 AM

Nope, no way I could make saw dust in a shop looking that good. Sure does look pretty

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 10-12-2015 01:06 PM

Like I said Larry, I tried to dress it up for my wife. As you well know, “I momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy!”
These are my skill builders for when I start kitchen cabinets later this fall/winter.

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#4 posted 10-12-2015 01:24 PM

Great start on the cabinets and a great way to learn what you need for the kitchen cabinets.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#5 posted 10-12-2015 01:25 PM

Nice looking cupboards and bench. Very organized. Is that the dovetails you were working on earlier and having trouble with? Looks pretty good to me, you must have mastered the craft.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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#6 posted 10-12-2015 02:30 PM

I like the plexiglass doors. I may give those a try in my shop.

-- Troy | | The more I see nature, the more I am amazed at the Creator. - Louis Pasteur

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#7 posted 10-12-2015 02:46 PM

Hey BB,

Stellar job on the cabinets and work bench…..Outstanding, and great attention to details….I like it….They will serve you well in your endevors in the shop…..I’m not really sure a shop is ever complete….Mine seems to evolve all the time….Keep up the good work, and congrats on them finished dovetails….You worked hard on them suckers…

-- " Don't pet the sweaty things, and don't sweat the petty things."

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#8 posted 10-12-2015 05:46 PM

Looks Great! I really wish I had windows for natural light.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 10-13-2015 04:27 AM

Thank you all very much !

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#10 posted 10-28-2015 02:03 AM

Luv the clear view of the cabinet doors. I need to see where everything lives, since I have the CRS syndrome. :)

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

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#11 posted 10-10-2017 12:57 PM

Bob, you did a great job on these nice shop cabinets.

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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