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Project by CoreyM posted 10-29-2010 11:04 PM 10654 views 16 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built these cabinets for a corner of my basement shop. They are made from big box store birch ply, Ash, black dyed ash veneer and gray dyed anigre veneer. The counter top is laminate. The doors and drawer fronts were the most time consuming. I used full extension slides on the drawers ( The reason for the door panels: I had the veneer on hand and wanted to gain some experience with my vacuum bag setup. I learned some things (I tried some plastic resin glue on one set of panels, and that wasn’t a good idea, I had a lot of bleed-through,) but mostly everything went well. I did the diamonds in the door fronts to tie the top and bottom cabinets together. I’m pretty happy with the results, and I can now start filling them up.

thanks for reading.

-- Corey

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#1 posted 10-29-2010 11:14 PM

Damn – those are some great looking cabinets. I would guess that your shop is going to produce some awesome projects.

Thanks for posting.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#2 posted 10-29-2010 11:22 PM

Alright, now I am jealous, your shop looks better than my kitchen! Nice job.
What glue did you end up using for the veneer?

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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#3 posted 10-29-2010 11:28 PM

That is one handsome shop. My neighbor gave me her old cheap kitchen cabinets and I still haven’t installed them.

Thanks for the great post.

-- - DQ in Phoenix -

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#4 posted 10-29-2010 11:30 PM

jaw on floor….

-- PaulMayer,

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#5 posted 10-29-2010 11:33 PM

Holy Mackerel Corey!
I gotta say, I think those are some of the nicest shop cabinets I ever saw!
You did a great job.
Anybody would be proud to have those.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#6 posted 10-29-2010 11:34 PM

Are you serious?!!!!!! Holy cow! Nice shop!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#7 posted 10-29-2010 11:35 PM

sorry for the laud thunder noise, just my jaw hidding the floor :-(
toooo niiice for a shop
congratĀ“s with it , that is going to bring you a lot off joy every time you
walk into the shop and turn on the light
now lets see some dust and chips flying :-)

thankĀ“s for sharing

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#8 posted 10-29-2010 11:41 PM

Sweet !!! Excellent Looking Cabinets !!!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#9 posted 10-29-2010 11:46 PM

Corey, Awesome set of cabinets. I really like your combination of color with the dyes and the different woods and veneers. Great Job.

-- John @

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#10 posted 10-29-2010 11:50 PM

Love the cabinets. Are you super tall or a the benches quite low?

-- wishIstillhadaclydesdaleinmyfrontyard

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#11 posted 10-29-2010 11:52 PM

Wow cool cabinets and cool shop .

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 10-29-2010 11:53 PM

Gret looking cabinets for the shop. Love to see a shop that is neat, clean and organized. Looking forward to seeing your progress. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 10-30-2010 12:30 AM

Those turned out superb! Nice work…

-- Jim, Nebraska

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#14 posted 10-30-2010 12:47 AM

Beautiful shop will create beautiful pieces…... and maybe the craftsman might have a hand in it to. Looks great!

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#15 posted 10-30-2010 01:01 AM

OMG . . . amazing !

-- BLOG -

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