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Project by Sacadelic posted 08-12-2009 07:03 AM 3162 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are my cabinets and the way that they are going to be laid out in my shop. They are all made out of 3/4” Red Oak Plywood. I got this stuff at Menards for aobut $48 a sheet. It is rated B2 and is really nice looking and stabel stuff. I have found very few voids in it. It sands real nice and finishes nice as well. I took the basic design from Norm on NYW cabinet series. I just modified them to fit me a little better. They are 29 1/4” tall for a finished height of around 30 1/4”. I am going to use 3/4” MDF and 1/4” Hardboard for countertops. I will then trim it out with some Red Oak. I have three double wide units with two two drawer units and two with three drawers. The face frames are made out of 3/4” solid Red Oak. Again I finished with Tung Oil. The doors and drawers are made out of 3/4” Red Oak like everything else and I used 1/4” MDF finished with poly for the panels. They were pretty quick to make. The baby drum that I have made quick qork out of the sanding for the drawers. The drawer boxes are made out of 1/2” BB ply. I got it from Menards in 4×8’ sheets. Good stuff to work with. The drawers are mounted on bottom 3/4 extension slides. They work pretty nice. Not bad for my first cabinets if I do say so myself. Enjoy.


-- Sac

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#1 posted 08-12-2009 08:38 AM

looks great so far. Its going to be a nice shop

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#2 posted 08-12-2009 09:17 AM

I remember when my shop had all that open space.ahhhh those were the days ! looks great…. have fun making sawdust.


-- Erik

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#3 posted 08-12-2009 12:57 PM

Looking good…makes we want to finish the walls in my shop…and add cabinets.

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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Daniel Barnes

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#4 posted 08-12-2009 01:56 PM

Looks great I can’t wait to see the rest. You will have to let me know what tips that learned. Looks great and keep the coming

-- Daniel Barnes, Missouri,

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 08-12-2009 02:07 PM

You have a nice start on your shop. Seeing the cabinetry in your shop makes me want to seriously reconsider re-doing mine. When I built my cabinets I did not see an need to make them “pretty” since they were just shop furniture. But I have come to enjoy the appearance that furniture quality cabinetry gives to a shop.

Nice job.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 08-13-2009 02:17 AM

Those cabinets looks great.

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Ben Kahmann

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#7 posted 08-13-2009 02:35 AM

That’s a great start to your cabinets. Be sure to post the finished project

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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#8 posted 08-13-2009 02:45 AM

WOW. Great looking cabinets. Some of you guys are tearing me up with these cabionets that look like they belong in the kitchen itself. Next thing you know someone will be putting granite tops and a granite sink in the workshop…..................................LOL JUST KIDDING. GREAT JOB.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#9 posted 08-13-2009 04:48 AM

A good start on your way to a good finish

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#10 posted 08-13-2009 04:58 AM

Lookin Good

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#11 posted 08-14-2009 01:49 AM

nice job, I can’t wait to see the finished project. I have a wall in my shop this design would work perfect in. Thanks for sharing.

-- Hey! who cut one?

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#12 posted 09-10-2009 01:51 PM

Looks great. Looking forward to seeing finished project with countertop. Good job!

-- Jeff, Fargo, ND

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#13 posted 11-17-2009 02:20 PM


-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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#14 posted 12-15-2009 12:51 PM

Hi Sac

Your cabinets look great. You did a very nice job on them. Thanks for the inspiration to get my cabinets done now.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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