|Project by at anchor in Orlando||posted 10-29-2015 03:33 AM||2145 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
I retired a little over a year ago and moved from my Northern Virginia townhouse to my Florida home and have been slowly coaxing my wife out of the garage, although with limited success. She lived here for a few years prior to my arrival, so she thought the three car garage was a great place for all of the junk that never should have been kept.
I started by installing a sub panel and wiring outlets, and over the past month or so I’ve been working on a corner of the garage as the foundation of the shop. I built an 8 foot run of base cabinets with drawers and a set of upper cabinets featuring barrister bookcase type shelves and a set of 16 drawers.
The base cabinets are 24 inch deep drawers with full extension slides, the last cubby was so full of stuff so I didn’t install the drawers there yet.
The upper cabinet has 4 bookcases that have doors made of plywood for now, if I want to dress it up a little later on I’ll remake the doors with a hardwood (they are shop cabinets…) The drawers are about 11 1/4 by 15 and just under 4 inches deep. Plenty of room for all of the small things that need to find a home.
I need to install the glass on the uppers and stow the tools/books within them, but I was happy with the progress I made today on the upper drawers. They need to be finished, but they are all in place.
Enjoy, I will.
-- Jack "No plan survives contact with the enemy" (Helmuth von Moltke the Elder)... In my case, the enemy is often my lumber rack