garage cabinets

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Project by spamfilterman posted 07-18-2011 05:20 AM 2271 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished the cabinets for one wall of my garage.
The bottom cabinet is all drawers, except the middle drawer that hides my compressor (on a dolly). I used the blum blumotion tandem drawer slides that were on sale at rockler. I lined the drawer bottoms, countertop, and shelves with laminate.
I usually use Arm-r-Seal on everyting, but I thought I’d give painting a try. Turns out that painting sucks too.

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#1 posted 07-18-2011 05:42 PM

Looks great!

Im currently building cabinets in my garage too. And i 100% agree, painting sucks. I was going to leave them just natural wood/mdf till my wife convinced me to paint them to look nice. I just sanded them all down to REDO the paint since it didnt turn out to my standards. Going to try HVLP this time. Just got 2 guns with different tips and currently constructing a paint booth out of a pop up gazebo. Did you brush, roller or spray?

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#2 posted 07-18-2011 05:58 PM

I like the retro blue color…


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#3 posted 07-18-2011 08:34 PM

I feel your pain with finising. I need some cabinets for my garage too.

How long did this project take you? What would you do differently if you had to do it again?

I’ve been searching for for old used kitchen cabinets to put in the garage but I have contimplated making my own like you did.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#4 posted 07-19-2011 02:41 AM

Thanks for the comments.
I rolled on the paint – sherwin williams pro-classic gloss latex. I thought the color was going to be a bit darker than it turned out.

As far as the timeframe – a weekend to cut down the sheet goods, another weekend to assemble the carcases, another weekend to assemble the drawers and mount the sliders, another weekend or two to paint, another weekend to hang the upper.

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#5 posted 07-19-2011 02:43 AM

Nice looking shop cabinets.

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#6 posted 07-19-2011 07:09 AM

ya im painting a screen door right now and i pretty much just had to sand through the primer because it came out horrible. i think i might roll it as it looks like it worked for you.

-- Ben L

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#7 posted 07-19-2011 11:19 AM

Nice work, intersting color LOL very nice how you stored the compressor.

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

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