|Project by PocketHole69||posted 09-13-2010 04:12 PM||5786 views||14 times favorited||12 comments|
The local orange store had a special on 3/4 cabinet grade plywood for $26 a sheet so I’ve been taking advantage of the deal to upgrade my shop.
My first project is wall cabinets to try and get some of the crap laying around up and out of the way.
Construction is 3/4 ply with hardboard back. Drilled shelf pin holes on the inside using the rockler jig, which worked well. A french cleat on the back hangs them on the wall. Hinges are those universal spring type you can get from rockler and the big box stores, they worked great. Finish is a couple coats of wipe-on poly just to seal the wood.
I made them with dimensions that would get maximum use out of the plywood, so they’re roughly 11” deep. I included a small open shelf at the bottom for commonly accessed items like layout tools, pencils, beer, etc. I also plan to build a “sandpaper center” and other organizational items to put under there.
I discovered that the first cabinet I did was out of square when I tried to hang the doors (which is why in the last picture one of the cabinets has a weird gap on the doors), so I called it a learning experience and did better with the second one. It turned out great. Oh well, its just a garage cabinet so who cares, right?
-- Jason, Atlanta, GA