Mudroom Cabinets

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Project by HoneyDew posted 11-04-2015 03:03 PM 1377 views 7 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built a set of free standing cabinets for my mud room (the hall to the garage.)

The project was an evolution of style and construction for me. Some of the features that I incorporated included:
  • a table style to enable us to take the cabinets with us
  • instead of carrying the apron around the front I used that for a drawer
  • the drawers besides being frameless also used a structural face to maximize internal space

Progression of the Design
At first I was trying for a train station ticket counter look.

Then I was going for stack of smaller cabinets

I finally settled for something more symmetrical but that had to adjust to the available space and to give room for the dog crate under the one cabinet. (Notice I started to label the cabinets for planning and building.)

Some additional details and adding measurements

I found I could use Excel to figure out the stack up to with pictures inserted from my hand drawings

Some additional planning and construction notes with the parts starting to be number.

The hardest parts….
I had some real tough times getting squareness for the different parts. The base cabinet and drawer alignment was killer.

The journey was enjoyable!

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#1 posted 11-04-2015 03:13 PM

Those are really nice. They look really nice in your mud room.

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#2 posted 11-04-2015 04:11 PM

Very nice! I really like the way you fit the dog crate into the base cabinet.

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#3 posted 11-04-2015 05:18 PM

Very nice design and build. I like your plans. They look a lot like the way I design stuff.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 11-05-2015 02:12 PM

Honeydew, this project is beautifully done. You did a great job on the design and nice work on the build.

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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