|Project by MayflowerDescendant||posted 10-16-2010 09:05 AM||3230 views||3 times favorited||4 comments|
Most of us have a number of small parts cabinets kicking around, of various sizes, etc. When fully stocked / loaded, they are a little heavy and flimsy to move around. Therefore, I wanted to create a basic cabinet to house them, as well as, give me a few cubby-holes for my various notepads, sketchbooks or small catalogues. The cabinet is 3/4-inch birch ply, with a 1/4 inch birch ply backing. All edges are trimmed in red oak. Every surface has 3 coats of water-based, semi-gloss varathane. Overkill? Probably. However, as I always say, even the simplest of projects hone your skills, allow for experimentation (for example, with joinery techniques or finishes) for the more glamorous projects down the road.
Once completed, I fully stocked it. No more fishing around for common sizes of different fasteners and hardware. And, I know exactly when I am running low on any given item (a self-contained hardware store!).
It was a neat little project to keep things neat around the shop, as I build it out.
-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada