Mudroom Cabinets For Mom

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Project by Stephen posted 10-30-2007 05:22 AM 1930 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 10-30-2007 07:07 AM

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

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#2 posted 10-30-2007 03:45 PM

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 10-30-2007 05:55 PM

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

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 10-30-2007 06:20 PM

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 10-30-2007 09:34 PM

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

-- Branden - Sacramento, California -

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#6 posted 10-30-2007 09:53 PM

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 10-31-2007 01:00 AM

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 10-31-2007 07:06 AM

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 11-04-2007 03:35 AM

Thank you all for the positive feedback

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

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#10 posted 11-27-2007 12:43 AM

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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