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Shop cabinet #1

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Project by Frank posted 05-23-2017 12:03 PM 900 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, this is my first cabinet build. It’s made to roll over the drill press mobile base and under the drill press table. Being my first shop cabinet, I needed plenty of varied storage space, although I might repurpose it to drilling-specific storage in the future.

3/4 ply case, 1/2 drawers, 3/16 bottoms, mitered corners (a real pain to cut and fit together), almendro edge banding and cove pulls, wooden runners with UHMW tape, swivel caster and brushed lacquer finish.

This – a fairly simple project to many of you guys – took me 2 full weekends and a few off hours. I believe every step made me learn and apply some new technique.

There isn’t much to say about the aesthetics of shop fixtures, but I tried to keep the plywood grain continuous and straight contrasting lines in the pulls and edge banding.

A few pics of the process:

Thanks for taking a look!





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ScottM

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#1 posted 05-23-2017 02:43 PM

I’ll use the same comment that someone just said about my simple project. “Fits the need perfectly!”.... Good job. I like how the grain wraps. If it works for you then it just works! Very nice.

I think the dog is sticking its tongue out at me…

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#2 posted 05-23-2017 04:32 PM

I like the “waterfall” top and side.

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 05-23-2017 04:49 PM

This is a very nice and practical shop cabinet and will be a good addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#4 posted 05-23-2017 04:50 PM

Very Beautiful.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Frank

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#5 posted 05-23-2017 05:10 PM

Thanks guys!


I think the dog is sticking its tongue out at me…
- ScottM

Nah, she’s just there judging my work hahaha

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#6 posted 05-23-2017 09:09 PM

Nice job on your first cabinet build. I like the way you made the grain pattern runs off the top and down the side. Nice effect and Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Frank

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#7 posted 05-24-2017 05:55 AM



Nice job on your first cabinet build. I like the way you made the grain pattern runs off the top and down the side. Nice effect and Nice work!

- woodshaver Tony C

Thanks Tony! I’m just hoping I can apply this to my future real furniture projects. A waterfall coffee table would be awesome for my living room hahah

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#8 posted 05-25-2017 04:27 AM

You did good work.

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#9 posted 05-25-2017 07:58 PM

That’s really nicely done. Love the grain continuity and hardwood edging.

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