Shop Cabinets

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Project by Clayton Whisman posted 02-28-2012 02:41 PM 4140 views 29 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are the shop cabinets I made a while back. I made them from plans (in Woodsmith magazine I think). I still have gotten around to making the roll-around cart which tucks up under the large bench top. These are all made from 2×4, MDF and plywood for the shelf and drawer bottoms. Sorry for the glare in the first picture, I should have turned the light off.

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#1 posted 02-28-2012 02:48 PM

Fantastic! These are really cool.

-- I played with Legos as a kid and I never had the part I thought I needed, so I learned to improvise. Now I'm an engineer with a woodworking hobby.

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#2 posted 02-28-2012 02:54 PM

Very nice cabinets. It probably didn’t take long to fill the up.

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#3 posted 02-28-2012 03:28 PM

Very Nice, now get them dusty.

-- Chris K

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#4 posted 02-28-2012 03:29 PM

good job i so need to do something similiar to this in my shop once i get it cleaned out

-- if i say something stupid over look me im learning.....

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#5 posted 02-28-2012 03:40 PM

Those are very nice cabinets. Great job on them, they look “Pro”.

-- - Martin

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Clayton Whisman

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#6 posted 02-28-2012 03:53 PM

Thanks Ben79!

Thanks Radu! No they filled-up quickly…you can never have enough storage space.

Thanks ChrisK! They are a little less pristine now, but holding up well.

Thanks wannabenorm! These are quick to build, hope you get a chance to soon.

Thanks KMTSilvtech!

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#7 posted 02-28-2012 05:02 PM

those are really nice, and very professional looking.
thanks for sharing.
Do you happen to know what issue of Woodsmith they were featured in?
I have a pretty good collection, and would like to search them out.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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Clayton Whisman

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#8 posted 02-28-2012 05:37 PM

Thanks SteveW. I don’t remember the issue and I’m not sure it was Woodsmith, it might have been Shop Notes. You can download the plans here:

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#9 posted 02-28-2012 05:42 PM

Steve, it was ShopNotes, magazine No. 97.

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#10 posted 02-28-2012 06:01 PM

very nice. i like the red accent

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#11 posted 02-28-2012 06:14 PM

Excellent cabinets! They look really sharp.

I like the overall tones of them. Looks like something I’d like to try.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#12 posted 02-28-2012 06:47 PM

Nice setup. Enjoy! Thanks for sharing.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#13 posted 02-28-2012 06:53 PM

These cabinets look great and it looks like you have a very nice shop. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#14 posted 02-28-2012 11:58 PM

Thanks Purplev, DIYaholic, MayflowerDescendant and helluvawreck!

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#15 posted 02-29-2012 02:44 AM

These are really nice and the construction looks very sturdy. fIll em up.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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