|Project by Bureaucrat||posted 05-29-2010 07:08 AM||4276 views||1 time favorited||15 comments|
This is a project that I worked on for several months. It’s been done for a couple. I have to say that it is a lesson in should have, could have. But about the project.
I wanted an area to store my tools and limit the amount of saw dust that would accumulate on them. I had a plan… in my head. I started and them saw some really neat storage units on LJ and I adapted. Then I saw some more neat units on LJ and I adapted again. When all is said and done I would do several things different:
1. Make a plan on paper or on sketch up… stick with it.
2. In stead of buying $27 a pint White Board paint and spending a weekend painting it I would buy the 4×8 sheet of “white board on Masonite” at Home Depot for $11.
3. I made the case too shallow. I can only put flat things on the doors else they will not close. (I am going to fix that. I have the pieces cut to add 3” in depth.)
4. If you look at the shop magazine storage area you may notice that the shelf is sagging to the point of the top of the sliding doors beginning to come out of the track. The left cabinet door doesn’t want to open easily either. Magazines are a lot heavier than I thought. (I have a fix though. When I add the depth to the cabinet I will attach a 1.5” angle iron to the bottom of the magazine shelf. It will be inside the cabinet and will serve as a door stop as well.)
5. I’m still trying to work out a better set up on the left end of the cabinet.
Another thing I learned… the tool you want is never behind the door you’ve opened.
Life is a lesson.
-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI