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Project by Bricofleur posted 1335 days ago 2529 views 9 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Storage has always been an issue in my basement workshop. To maximize the space I designed this simple floor storage cabinet to use one sheet of 5/8’’ thick Melamine to store 10 dish wash pans in less than 4 floor square feet. Dish wash pans are cheap, readily available at discount and department stores and very resistant.

The construction is straight forward since it’s designed to use butt joints and screws only. In no time I was able to get my shop more organized. Since this cabinet was meant to be screwed side by side to another floor cabinet, no back panel was required.

That’s what I call cheap and effective storage for small tools, accessories, exotic cutoffs, etc. No expensive drawer slides to buy, what is big savings too!

For all the details and more photos, scroll on this page of my website.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com





11 comments so far

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Knothead62

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#1 posted 1335 days ago

Good idea! You can use restaurant bus tubs available at any restaurant supply or the Internet.

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jackass

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#2 posted 1335 days ago

Beautiful, I did a similar thing to store milk cartons with paint, plumbing fittings and electrical pieces stored in each one. I won’t show you a picture. My basement is not as pristine as yours. My wife would be ashamed. Mabey when I get it organized.
Jack

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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DragonLady

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#3 posted 1335 days ago

omg, thank you!! I’ve been trying to think of some economical storage ideas, and I think this will do it.

Wonderful idea, thanks for putting this out there.

Love the yogurt tub spacers, lol

-- A woman's work is never done-but power tools help!

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JoshIndy

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#4 posted 1334 days ago

Great idea with the shelf spacers! a perfect way to get great even spacing!

-- People are like tea bags. You find out how strong they are when you put them in hot water. -Eleanor Roosevelt

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Diggerjacks

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#5 posted 1334 days ago

Hello Serge

Another good idea came from your shop and your mind
We have never enough place to store all we have in our shop

Wonderful and simple but effective idea
Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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Jamie Speirs

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#6 posted 1334 days ago

Serge that is a great idea.
They are easy to get a hold of as well.
Thanks for sharing, it has given me an idea for a unit.
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Bricofleur

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#7 posted 1334 days ago

Thank you all guys for your support. Using bus tubs is a great idea. There’s a restaurant supply wholesaler not too far from my home. I will stop by to see what they have to offer. They usually have good deals. Thanks.

Jackass, you better get organized because I do want to see your model as well as your shop!

Jamie, I want to see what you will come up with. I’m always ready to learn more!

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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NBeener

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#8 posted 1334 days ago

Great idea !

I’ve been keeping an eye out for really cheap muffin tins, too—to make a similar cabinet, but for hardware and fasteners !

A clean shop … is a happy shop !

[I’m not sure I actually believe that, but it does sound good :-)]

-- -- Neil

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Ken90712

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#9 posted 1334 days ago

Great job and love the spacers you used for the shelves. Think I’ll use beer mugs so I don’t Completely Copy you. Great project.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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RexMcKinnon

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#10 posted 1333 days ago

When it comes to practical ideas you hard to beat Serge.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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mafe

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#11 posted 1329 days ago

Great idea.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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