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Project by jeff posted 01-16-2013 07:13 AM 5274 views 27 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 01-16-2013 10:13 AM

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 01-16-2013 11:34 AM

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 01-16-2013 01:30 PM

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 01-16-2013 02:31 PM

Awesome cabinets.

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

-- jay,

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#5 posted 01-16-2013 02:47 PM

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

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 01-16-2013 02:48 PM

Very Nice..

-- Michael . USN ( Ret ) Batesville,AR

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#7 posted 01-16-2013 02:49 PM

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

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#8 posted 01-16-2013 03:48 PM

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

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 01-16-2013 03:51 PM

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 01-16-2013 04:07 PM

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 01-16-2013 04:34 PM

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 01-16-2013 06:07 PM

Very cool a great way to keep everything organized.

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#13 posted 01-16-2013 08:50 PM

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

-- Paul Lyons

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#14 posted 01-16-2013 09:11 PM

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


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#15 posted 01-16-2013 11:44 PM

great cabinets.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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