Mudroom Cabinets For Mom

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Project by Stephen posted 2496 days ago 1487 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After making something for the shop, my uncle and a coffee table for myself, my mother decided she should be next on the list (and after letting my father and I buy a shed, and about 20 power tools she deserved a reward). So we build her two cabinets for the mudroom/laundry room. They are replacing a very small (and ugly) metal cabinet that has seen better days. We were able to design a bar between the two so my mother can hang things up as they come out of the dryer (I would say so that whoever is doing laundry can use them, but in reality, its my mom, thanks mom!!)

-- It's always easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission.

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#1 posted 2496 days ago

Nice job. I bet she really enjoys that and Ill bet she is compiling a list of things she would like, Moms are worth it though and should get anything that makes there life easier. And by the way, Welcome to LJ

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill

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#2 posted 2496 days ago

Nice cabinets. Either your dad has done some of this before, or you guys follow plans really well. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 2496 days ago

this looks great
(and I love the non-stereotyping comment).

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 2496 days ago

Nice cabinets. A good way to learn woodworking is by building things you need. I bet there will be more of those in the future.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#5 posted 2496 days ago

good functional design and I am a sucker for high gloss finish!

-- Branden - Sacramento, California -

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#6 posted 2496 days ago

I did something like this with our laundry room. Placed a cabinet on each side of the window with a steel shower bar between the two for hanging clothes. Works great. Good idea Stephen! Bet your Mom loves it.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#7 posted 2495 days ago

For a shed and 20 power tools, you got a good deal! I’ll take a deal like that any day.

Nice job.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#8 posted 2495 days ago

Nice cabinets. Mom should enjoy the convenience and beauty of the cabinets.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 2491 days ago

Thank you all for the positive feedback

-- It's always easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission.

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#10 posted 2468 days ago

It always pays to be nice to Mom! Good job!

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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