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Project by KimAccurso posted 10-04-2018 11:16 PM 963 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just built this cabinet for my shop. I needed something to hold some finishing supplies and my books/magazines/sketch stuff too. Knowing I needed to also make some kind of drying rack I decided to incorporate that as a ‘drawer’. So I started drawing and this is what I came up with. It’s chopped up 2×4’s, select pine, scrap pine, poplar, ply, hardboard and a little spice of doug fir (for the rails on the shelves). And yes, those drawer and cabinet handles are made from EYE BOLTS, again, LOL, and making use of some threaded rods. Got that idea from pinterest LOL some more…! I only have 2 eye bolts left from that mason jar full – oh no – I better go to the hardware store and get some more :) I own the tiniest pocket hole jig on the planet and used it for a lot of the construction. It works fine but I did miter the drawers and used biscuits on the cabinet door (rare earth magnets hold the door shut). So the shelves on the side are measured to hold rattle cans and my other containers – plenty of space. The top drawers will hold other finishing supplies and you see the 3rd drawer, my rendition of a drying ‘rack’ or whatever you want to call it (not as nice as Alan’s but it’ll do). I got some bamboo sticks at the grocery store for less than 2 bucks that I’ll cut up to put in the holes. There are 2 layers of peg board (aligned) and on the bottom I just double sided taped some cardboard as a stabilizer. The cabinet has a space for all the books, etc and a shelf above for my clipboard, sketch pad and graph paper. So now that ya’all know what it’ll hold….it measures 28×17(the top overhangs the body by 1” on all sides)x47 1/4. I will finish banding the edges of the ply one I get to the hardware store and get some more. Otherwise, on wheels so I can move it inside so my finishing stuff can be in controlled temperatures when needed. I like it a lot and was pretty fun to build. I like seeing my scrap pile get used up, and that peg board has been sitting in the back of my shop for the cellar spiders to make home of for years!

Thanks for looking :)

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection





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Rick S...

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#1 posted 10-05-2018 12:00 AM

Very Nice Project & Well Done Kim!

-- I Chose "The Road Less Travelled" Now I'm Totally Lost! (Ontario, CANADA)

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#2 posted 10-05-2018 12:33 AM

Great cabinet, Kim, I love organizational projects! It helps you work more efficiently in the shop!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 10-05-2018 01:34 AM

Looks great. Taking time to build items to help organize is time well spent!

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#4 posted 10-05-2018 02:46 AM

KimAccurso, Master of the eyebolt universe….. I really love the eyebolt/rod detail for a shelf pull. A ton of real estate there, some specialized, but still adaptable for other uses.

Is the open space just below the drying rack for air flow, or are you waiting on Wayfair to ship you one of those tiny microwaves to heat up a shop snack?

Allow me to suggest an upgrade for your pulls.

As usual a great project, made on the cheap, with BIG MONEY utility

Thanks for posting Kim.

-- Think safe, be safe

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DeLayne Peck

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#5 posted 10-05-2018 05:09 AM

Good show! I like it. Real space saver.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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KimAccurso

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#6 posted 10-05-2018 11:06 AM


KimAccurso, Master of the eyebolt universe….. I really love the eyebolt/rod detail for a shelf pull. A ton of real estate there, some specialized, but still adaptable for other uses.

Is the open space just below the drying rack for air flow, or are you waiting on Wayfair to ship you one of those tiny microwaves to heat up a shop snack?

Allow me to suggest an upgrade for your pulls.

As usual a great project, made on the cheap, with BIG MONEY utility

Thanks for posting Kim.

- therealSteveN

Steve, Tractor Supply is my 2nd favorite place to go!!! Between there, the hardware store and QT I can get almost everything I ever need for life in general – including drawer pulls! That’s so hilarious. I think you’ll see those on whatever next shop upgrade I make :))) And they’re CHEAP. I like that! The empty space I’ll probably make another drawer for (and I’ll use my last 2 eye bolts on!!), I’m just out of scrap wood big enough. The drying rack is my rendition of this I think I’ll make good use of it.

Thanks for the compliments, all, fun stuff :)

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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Al Breit

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#7 posted 10-05-2018 11:56 PM

Very nice looking cabinet storage is always in need in the shop. Thanks for sharing.

-- Al Breit "A day without sawdust is like a day without sunshine"

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therealSteveN

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#8 posted 10-06-2018 07:57 PM

Kim I have a Farm account at Tractor Supply, they see my ugly butt a few times a month.

Now THIS is a very nice piece to do, very useful, and a piece of art in one.

Look forward to seeing your take on it. Really wondering where the eye bolt will go, LOL

Hope you know I am just joking with you, tell me to shut up if you want.

-- Think safe, be safe

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KimAccurso

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#9 posted 10-06-2018 11:00 PM



Kim I have a Farm account at Tractor Supply, they see my ugly butt a few times a month.

Now THIS is a very nice piece to do, very useful, and a piece of art in one.

Look forward to seeing your take on it. Really wondering where the eye bolt will go, LOL

Hope you know I am just joking with you, tell me to shut up if you want.

- therealSteveN

Too funny Steve, take a look at picture #4, Boxguy’s is exactly what I was copying (except mine’s not near as nice BUT it has 2 eyebolts AND a threaded rod! LOL It lives in the 3rd drawer slot.

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#10 posted 10-06-2018 11:07 PM

nice cabinet Kim I love the eyebolt idea its shop themed GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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