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Project by JL7 posted 799 days ago 3140 views 20 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First shot at cabinet building, thought these would be good practice for the real thing – plus I like building stuff for the shop. Had to buy the casters and drawer slides otherwise had all the material laying around.

Tops and bottoms are just friction fit using blocks in the corners – you can kind of see this in pics 1 and 4. Not sure if they need to be removable or not, but they are….

Still working on getting the tools mounted.

Maple and MDF

Thanks for looking.

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.





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Roger

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#1 posted 799 days ago

What a perfect use for leftover flooring. Really nice cabinets, and a gr8 save on the flooring planks

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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JL7

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#2 posted 799 days ago

Hey Roger – thanks…..So you noticed the drawer (floor) sides :) That worked out pretty well actually…..

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 799 days ago

Good Idea well done Jeff

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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ShaneA

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#4 posted 799 days ago

Looks good from here. You have some great shop stuff. Well done.

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kiefer

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#5 posted 799 days ago

Nice set of carts Jeff .
I like the idea of things mobile and drawers are always welcome to keep things handy where they are needed .
Great job of making do with what is at hand ,keeps the cost down and makes you feel good .

-- Kiefer 松

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Dave

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#6 posted 799 days ago

Man oh man you can move em, arrange em, push em, load em, and they are even in 3 different colors. That will make life a bit easier in the shop. Nice work and top notch as usual.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Jamie Speirs

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#7 posted 799 days ago

Great idea

leaves you lots of options

Add a door on top and you have an instant

work bench

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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JL7

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#8 posted 798 days ago

Jim, Shane, Kiefer, Dave and Jamie – Thanks for the comments – appreciate it!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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SPalm

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#9 posted 798 days ago

Very nice Jeff.

I need me some of these real bad.
Of course, who wouldn’t want multi-purpose mobile matching carts?

Thanks for the inspiration as usual,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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JL7

7131 posts in 1601 days


#10 posted 798 days ago

Thanks Steve......my inspiration was having these 2 sheets of cherry veneer MDF laying around in the way – getting beat up…...enough material for 3 carts.

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 798 days ago

Now this is really nice and looks good too. It’s very useful and you did a nice job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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boxcarmarty

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#12 posted 798 days ago

Nice first on the cabinet building Jeff. You can never have enough shop carts. At least that’s what I used to say before I ended up with to many shop carts. But hey, If you use up your scraps, you’ll have room for one more cart…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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JL7

7131 posts in 1601 days


#13 posted 798 days ago

Thanks Charles – always appreciate your comments!

Marty – Now that is funny and TRUE! Back to the scrap bin…....thanks.

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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DIYaholic

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#14 posted 798 days ago

Great looking & practical shop carts!

I love the “reuse” of scrap material. Everything I do is repurposing old/leftover materials.

It may be the camera angle, but the drawers look ascew, have you tried “house shims”??? JK, Lol.

They look top notch, and you said it was your first attempt, yeah right!!!!

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

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JL7

7131 posts in 1601 days


#15 posted 798 days ago

Thanks Randy – I did try house shims, based on your expert advise…. :)

First attempt at face frame cabinets….pretty sure at least….but I am forgetful….

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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