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Project by MayflowerDescendant posted 1378 days ago 2531 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 1378 days ago

You have a nice shop and your paying attention to organization and that is a very good thing.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Dennisgrosen

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#2 posted 1377 days ago

great little project and you are right those small cabinets filled with small parts is
just not something you want to move around with :-)

Dennis

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Rick

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#3 posted 1377 days ago

Another Nice “Neat Keeper”. You can stop anytime now I think I’ve seen them all and I’m getting Upset …LOL…

GOOD STUFF Glen!!

“Time just dissappears when you are doing something you enjoy and have the right tools to do it.” ON The Money!!!

Oh! I just noticed….Another Canuck! You do us Proud Sir!!

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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Dr. Jim Axelson

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#4 posted 1376 days ago

Hi Glen,

Helluva parts cabinet… Went out and got one… courtesy of you. Thanks!! It is a great cabinet and there are many little drawers for me to lose things in.

Dr. Jim

-- Dr.Jim Axelson, Aldergrove, B.C.

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