Maple garage cabinets

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Project by joeBlowFromWindyCity posted 08-15-2016 12:46 PM 3444 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This has been a project that’s a long time coming. I built these cabinets over a few months to try and get my tools cleaned up. These cabinets are maple, the drawers are soft maple and they’re all dovetailed. All the drawers have 22” full extension sliders which turned out so much better than I had hoped. I couldn’t justify buying the garbage can “kit” online so I tried building my own and it came out wonderfully. It’s completely functional (and heavier duty than the one in my kitchen). As you can see, my daughter is standing in a fully extended top drawer, so these cabinets will hold pretty much anything you throw at them.

I tried my first hand at laminating a counter top and overall, it went pretty well. It smells horrible, but the finish on the laminate is great and repels most of my mess (brake cleaner, solvents, etc.). I love working with wood, but I threw in a picture of my favorite hobby at the end.

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#1 posted 08-15-2016 12:48 PM

Very nice build. Kept my workbench clean for about 2 days. Have not seen the whole top clear in about 6 years.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 08-15-2016 02:16 PM

Nicely done. Looks like you have to eager helpers.

-- Julian

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#3 posted 08-15-2016 06:55 PM

good looking bench, that should serve you well for many years to come,and ill pretend i didnt see that last picture-lol.great job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 08-16-2016 01:27 AM

Excellent work!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#5 posted 08-16-2016 01:43 PM

Very nice, like the socket drawer

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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#6 posted 08-17-2016 02:27 AM

Nice job!

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