More bugs please! Craft Storage Cabinet

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Project by Neil Davis posted 05-16-2016 01:31 AM 968 views 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This is a storage cabinet/shelves for my wife’s craft room. We found some clear plastic bins that were stack-able and were available in several sizes. She chose three sizes and then I designed the cabinet around them. The bottom shelf will hold the large, middle shelf the medium and the top shelf the small. In each section the bins are stack two high. The size of this cabinet is 77.5 inches wide x 48 inches tall and 14.5 inches deep.

I found a sawyer near me and bought some quarter sawn red oak, did not realize until I got it home and planed that is was riddled with small bug holes. My wife loved it so I continued. Of course the large areas are red oak plywood. Now I have a bone to pick with the lumber yards. They have managed to get the actual oak about 1/64 thick. I can’t believe that they can get it that thin but it is, really it is just the essence of oak on top of the plys. Anyway, you know how hard it is to get plywood with bug holes? Impossible, so I used a sharpie and tapped some bug holes onto the top and on the trim areas where there were fewer holes. It really turned out great as at about two feet from the cabinet you can not tell the real bug holes from the fakes.

Recessed panel on the sides, Kreg pocket holes used extensively.

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#1 posted 05-16-2016 06:31 PM

Good work Neil. Adapt and overcome!

-- Pete

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