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first picture post so here goes…i made these shop cabinets this past Oct. and it was a first for me…the middle cabinets are actually two they each measure 15×12.5×30” for a combined length of 60”...the end cabinets measure 18×11.5×30”...the door rails and stiles are 2” and have rabbits on the back to accept the peg board…no backs just stretchers on the top and bottom…i used french cleats to attach the cabinents to my walls since they are cement block…construction wise the bottom shelves are dadoed in,the top shelfs are butt jointed,all glued and screwed…rails and stiles are glued with pocket scews(i was a little intimidated with stub and tenon joinery so next time though)...i added adjustable shelfs to the insides…material is 3/4” stock from a big box store as is the hardware…i need to finish them though probably will do just a wipe on poly…overall im happy with the way they came out beacause both cabinents and doors are square and oh boy did i need storage in my tiny 12×14 shop…thx for looking…Jeff…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#1 posted 456 days ago

They are great cabinets
Very practacle to be able to see all the tools

-- 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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#2 posted 456 days ago

Very nice cabinets.

That mallet is pretty cool. Does the angled handle improve the down force? You need to post a pic to that in the “Mallets of Your Dreams” forum.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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#3 posted 456 days ago

Sweet cabinets man! Good work!

And I echo TrBlu – post some pics of that mallet over here. I’m sure there are some guys (me included) that would like to discuss it!

-- Jason K

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#4 posted 456 days ago

Awesome cabinets.

Funny how the first thing we see now-a-days is the mallet! :)

-- jay,

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#5 posted 456 days ago

Very creative and unique! Love this site you never know what’s coming next!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#6 posted 456 days ago

Very Nice..

-- Michael . USN ( Ret ) Batesville,AR

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#7 posted 456 days ago

On 2nd thought I may have to steal this idea. I desperately need more wall space!
Thanks for sharing!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#8 posted 456 days ago

That is a very nice improvement to your shop and should add a lot of organization. Congratulations.

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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#9 posted 456 days ago

Wow, what great space savers. And I like the bins attached below on the wall; very handy. Nice work!


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#10 posted 456 days ago

Nice work! I haven’t seen the pushstick or the orange insert for my R4512 in a long time


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#11 posted 456 days ago

thx for the nice comments everyone… TrBlu and carguy460 the MALLETT is from our previous neighbor who moved and asked if i would like to have it for helping them move…i think the head is made from mesquite and the handle is from a tree branch of sorts…i haven’t used it yet but it looks good hanging there…Jeff…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#12 posted 456 days ago

Very cool a great way to keep everything organized.

-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 456 days ago

Nice cabinets! I love French Cleats almost as much as I love French Fries. :)

-- Paul Lyons

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#14 posted 456 days ago

The practical and functional cabinets made the shop so clean and organized. Great job!


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#15 posted 455 days ago

great cabinets.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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