Shop Storage Cabinents

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Project by DaveH posted 06-01-2011 06:34 AM 12538 views 62 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest project for the shop.

A set of 3 cabinets with 8 drawers in each.
11.5 feet total length and 36” tall and 2 feet deep.
All plywood construction with a top of 1/4” hardboard.
Full extension slides

Now I just need to figure out what to store in them and how to label the drawers so I can find the stuff without opening all 24 drawers.

Time: Took most of my evenings and weekends for 6 weeks.
Color: Custom Blue – I had the paint made up a couple of years ago to match the ryobi blue.

Did I mention the total cost was really close to $700. Would have never guessed it.

10 sheets of 3/4” AC plywood at $35 per sheet
3 sheets of 1/2” AC plywood at $20 per sheet
1 sheet of 1/4” tempered hardboard for the top
24 full extension slide sets at $6.95 per set.
24 drawer pulls at $3.65 per each.
+ glue, poly, and latex for the finish.

Should have used these drawer pulls from Lee Valley ...

-- DaveH - Boise, Idaho - “How hard can it be? It's only wood!”

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#1 posted 06-01-2011 06:37 AM

Nice looking cabinets! You could solve the problem of what is in which drawer by leaving everything out on the counter top (or the floor). Seriously, I need a set of these…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 06-01-2011 06:42 AM

The answer to your

price list


Shhhhhheee zam



-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 06-01-2011 06:51 AM

Where do you get these prices the only thing I can buy for less are the handles .
Here in Canada the cost would be double !
Great job and I wish my shop was as clean as yours .


-- Kiefer 松

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#4 posted 06-01-2011 07:04 AM

The pictures are carefully cropped!

Drawer slides came from Woodworkers Hardware

-- DaveH - Boise, Idaho - “How hard can it be? It's only wood!”

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#5 posted 06-01-2011 07:28 AM

Wow! Looks great. Gotta say though, lumber prices are high where you are at. But, it is all relative I guess. Man those are nice.
It would have been a lot of extra work, but it would have been cool if you made your own pulls.

Thanks for posting. Those are great.

-- " 'woodworker''s a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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Jack Barnhill

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#6 posted 06-01-2011 08:09 AM

Very nice shop cabinets. I’m definitely sure they will be a asset to your shop.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow --

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#7 posted 06-01-2011 09:05 AM

Super nice…....

-- mike...............

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#8 posted 06-01-2011 09:55 AM

looking good man :-)


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#9 posted 06-01-2011 10:59 AM

Great addition to the shop. Very clean. I would be afraid to get them dirty…My shop has taken a beating over the years. Seems no matter how careful I am it has become seasoned! Very nice.

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

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#10 posted 06-01-2011 11:37 AM

I think this is called spoiling yourself! Really nice cabinets. I would be afraid of pocking them up….

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#11 posted 06-01-2011 12:57 PM

Shop cabinet??? I’ll be dang if that wouldn’t look good in my Condo.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#12 posted 06-01-2011 01:54 PM

Wow!! That is really nice. A lot of drawer building, too!! Every shop should have a set like that!!
Thanks for sharing…...........Jim

Next project 24 contrasting wood label holders to screw on right over the handles!

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

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#13 posted 06-01-2011 02:15 PM

If you can’t fit it in all that space, you don’t need it !
You’ll be thanking yourself for a long time for making those!

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#14 posted 06-01-2011 03:46 PM

Wow, almost too nice for the shop

-- I used to be indecisive, now I’m not so sure

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#15 posted 06-01-2011 05:24 PM

Those are beautiful and they will help in so many ways to organize your shop. Nice going.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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