Shop storage cabinet

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Project by MikeDe posted 03-15-2011 02:49 AM 2377 views 9 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this cabinet to store paints, stains, sanding supplies
and a lot of other hardware stuff that I use around the shop
I knew that it would end up with some things that I would never use
and be a dust collector.
I wanted a closed cabinet, So I took a 36×12 steel shelf and
built the cabinet around it
The doors and sides where built out of 3/4 thick maple plywood
and the doors are 2 and 1/2 inches deep and would give me room
to hang things. The only thing hanging there now is some sandpaper

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#1 posted 03-15-2011 02:53 AM

Nice job will keep it clean a tucked away! Well done.

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

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#2 posted 03-15-2011 02:57 AM

Wow I can’t imagine using wood like that for a storage cabinet in my shop. Beautiful and well organised .

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 03-15-2011 02:57 AM

Beautiful Cabinet, particularly the doors.

-- Glen

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#4 posted 03-15-2011 03:35 AM

Is it just me, or does that maple have an awful lot of figure to it? Nice job Mike. Did you do anything special in the finishing to bring out figure?

-- Trees, a wonderful gift --Joe--

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#5 posted 03-15-2011 04:29 AM

Nice storage cabinet, well built and very neat …BC

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#6 posted 03-15-2011 05:21 AM

When I grow up , I want to be organized too : )
Love the doors !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 03-15-2011 07:13 AM

nice looking and a very good idea

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#8 posted 03-15-2011 10:05 AM

very clever idea to use the steel shelves and build arround them
goes to my fevorite ideas
thx for the post

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#9 posted 03-15-2011 04:16 PM

Nice work! Another great idea from the LJ community.

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#10 posted 03-15-2011 06:10 PM

Awfully pretty wood to make a shop cabinet. I hope you drag all your visitors out to the shop to see that, it’s too pretty to hide it!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#11 posted 03-15-2011 06:26 PM

Really cool idea. Thanks for the post. Looks really good too.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#12 posted 03-15-2011 09:57 PM

Great idea building the cabinet around the shelving. Nice doors.

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

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#13 posted 08-01-2013 02:38 PM

Very ingenious idea for storage! It is difficult to keep things in open shelving clean around the workshop and you’ve come up with a great solution. Very well done :)

-- Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. However, when you can, you should with wood!

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