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Project by Cathy Krumrei posted 03-31-2008 05:26 PM 2051 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We have been working on organizing the work shop. So Darryl made a nice cabinet that hold the bigger tools in the deep bottom drawers and the other things in the top. The dividers can be arranged also. I made a towel rack too. Plan on putting these around the shop. Sort of like looking for a pencil. We can’t believe how much we got off the walls and into this cabinet. I painted the top and used tung oil on the bottom. We have a few more to make but with smaller drawers. It’s really nice. #1 Rule-you found it there put it back when done! And I added a picture of the drawer handles I turned…that match pretty good! I’ll be making more of these when the other cabinets are done. Also while adding the finish the last pictures shows how I dry my piece on the lathe-fast! The cardboard was to catch the spray..then I decided to use the hair dryer to dry it. Then discovered if I put the air on the cardboard instead of the piece the air flows back and the piece gets dry in no time.
Now to get Darryl to finish the other cabinets!

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#1 posted 03-31-2008 06:41 PM

Looks great! What type of wood is used for the cabinet?

-- Hailey, ID

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#2 posted 03-31-2008 07:16 PM

Good looking and extremely functional, Cathy.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 03-31-2008 07:17 PM

Hi Cathy,

This is a nice cabinet and towel holder. The cabinet provides much needed storage and the towel holder is an absolute necessity in the shop.

Good job and thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 03-31-2008 07:19 PM

Great Solution. There can never be too many drawers and shelves in a shop.

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

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#5 posted 03-31-2008 10:44 PM

Nice cabinet. Organization is a great thing to have in the shop. I’d like to find where to get some.

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#6 posted 03-31-2008 11:17 PM

I’m trying to get organized too!... I really like the functionality of this. I need something like this with the dividers. Thanks for the ideas!


-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#7 posted 03-31-2008 11:18 PM

Looks great. Nothing like having things in order.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 03-31-2008 11:24 PM

Now that is functional and creates quite a bit of organization. NICE job!

-- Bill - - Ad-Marketing Guy, Ramsey NJ

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Cathy Krumrei

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#9 posted 04-01-2008 06:10 AM

Thanks for all the nice comments. I had to wait till Darryl got home to find out what he made it out of. I wasn’t there when he did it. It’s made out of 3/4 inch birch plywood. The bottom cabinet top has 3/4 inch plywood and on top of that 1/4 inch brown hard board. The bottom piece is 23 inch deep and 49 inches wide. And the trim on that is 3/4 inch. The top secton also plywood and 48 inches by 48 inches. Then he just made sections and cut the pieces of 1/4 inch to make those. The bottom drawers are as deep as the cabinet which really makes a good space for his bigger tools. Plus he did section the drawers out too. Those aren’t removeable. It’s amazing how much we can put in this. Now to get him to make some more but they will be smaller drawers. Thanks again.

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#10 posted 04-01-2008 11:23 AM

Looks like a NYW inspired cabinet. Very nice. I think I need one.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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Cathy Krumrei

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#11 posted 04-01-2008 01:51 PM

I am thinking that the NYW stands for “nagging young wife?” I’ll take the YOUNG part…LOL But acutally Darryl decided HE wanted to be able to find things and have a spot for it. My side? I can find it in a flash..even my pencils now! It can get frustrating when you can’t find something when you do a project. I think he’s finally getting my theory. Not a nag..but I have to close the door between us as I can’t take all that yelling..WHERE’S this or that! Then I have to stop to show him where he left it from the last time, geesh. I’m just waiting to see if he actually puts things back in the place they should be. I know he never does that in the house! LOL But it is going to be pretty nice as long as he uses it. Thanks all for looking at the project and the nice comments.

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#12 posted 02-07-2009 06:33 PM

Nice shop cabinet.

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