Shop storage cabinet

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Project by MikeDe posted 1228 days ago 2176 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 1228 days ago

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 1228 days ago

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 1228 days ago

Beautiful Cabinet, particularly the doors.

-- Glen

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#4 posted 1228 days ago

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 1228 days ago

Nice storage cabinet, well built and very neat …BC

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#6 posted 1228 days ago

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 1228 days ago

nice looking and a very good idea

-- Byung Soo Kim, Seoul, S.Korea

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#8 posted 1228 days ago

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 1228 days ago

Nice work! Another great idea from the LJ community.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#10 posted 1228 days ago

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 1227 days ago

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 1227 days ago

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 358 days ago

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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