Fishing and Boating Storage

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Project by johnstoneb posted 04-03-2016 03:35 PM 1429 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ran out of room in basement and needed to get fishing gear and boating stuff in one place. Popular Woodworking had plans for a storage cabinet that gave me the idea for this. I drew up the idea in Sketchup to make sure things would fit and then the changes started.
It is built from #2 pine from Lowe’s finished with amber shellac sprayed on with an airless paint sprayer. That actually came out a lot better than I expected. I made the lumber into tongue and groove, glued the panels up in the shop then moved them to garage to glue up the cabinet. Originally it was to have solid doors. I decided to put plexiglas in the upper part of doors. The turntable for the fishing rods will hold 28 rods. The cabinet is 7’ tall and 6’ wide and about 22”’ deep, the doors are 5” deep for more storage.
Once I had the turntable installed and loaded, I realized there was a bunch of unused space in the center of the turntable. I had to take it out and cut holes for storage for rod tubes ended with storage for 8 rod tubes inside the rod storage. Now I don’t have to look all over the basement and other closets when going boating or fishing.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#1 posted 04-03-2016 04:11 PM

Bruce, I would say you accomplished your consolidation goal admirably. Nicely done!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#2 posted 04-03-2016 05:24 PM

Great build, Bruce! My wife would kill me if I had so many rods!

The pine came out just fine.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#3 posted 04-03-2016 05:51 PM

Nice job Bruce. Wish I had one like that to store some of my gear in.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works

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#4 posted 04-03-2016 06:25 PM

Wow, that is some great looking storage, Bruce! I like the Plexiglas on the front. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 04-03-2016 06:43 PM

I love good organization and this is doin it in style brucey. Shellac on pine is the only finish for me.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#6 posted 04-03-2016 08:35 PM

Now that’s a real quality cabinet.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 04-04-2016 02:52 PM

This is a wonderful storage cabinet.

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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#8 posted 04-05-2016 08:52 PM

My Neighbor could use something like this Big Time. But it would have to hold 2 or 3 times as many Rods and Tackle boxes . He is a Fishing Junkie for sure.

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#9 posted 04-06-2016 11:03 PM

That’s one very fine cabinet…
Your skills have no ends sir!!
I can only hope I can gain similar as the years go by….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#10 posted 04-20-2016 12:32 AM

Bruce, you are the man for this project and you can never have to many rods!

-- 1 Thes. 4:11

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#11 posted 06-16-2017 02:59 PM

Bruce, I don’t know how I missed this when you first posted it. It’s a wonderful cabinet. You’ve given me a great idea for all my stuff. Thanks.

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