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Project by DougN posted 541 days ago 2160 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As you can see from previous projects, I have been spending a lot of time trying to get my garage into some sort of order. I needed some cabinets and these really fit the bill. Made them out of birch plywood from HD and poplar (face frame). Thanks for looking!

-- Doug - Montgomery, Tx





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BusterB

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#1 posted 541 days ago

Nice cabinets….never, ever, ever have enough storage. I add storage, fill it up then add more. its a vicous cycle….lol Great work Doug

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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AspiringWoodworker

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#2 posted 540 days ago

Looking good, I am in the process of making very similar cabinets based on Kreg jig plans.

-- Jeff W., Boston, MA area, http://aspiringwoodworker.com

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rlamb007

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#3 posted 540 days ago

Nice..I like the space underneath. Be a good place for those plastic bin container. Thanks for sharing.

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Natalie

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#4 posted 540 days ago

I love the small open shelves under neither. Those are handy. Those are about the same type of cabinets I intend to build for my shop. I keep debating about getting them up ASAP or taking more time to build something a bit nicer.

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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Matt Przybylski

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#5 posted 540 days ago

Nice cabinets, I’m in the planning stages for mine as well.

@AspiringWoodworker: which plans are you using if you don’t mind me asking?

-- Matt, Illinois, http://www.reintroducing.com

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DougN

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#6 posted 540 days ago

Matt, I didn’t use any commercial plans for these – I drew them up. Good luck with yours!

-- Doug - Montgomery, Tx

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woodbutcherbynight

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#7 posted 540 days ago

Nice work well built and great design, and yet you know in six months you will building more to fill the rest of the wall. It is a vicious cycle in our “addictive habit”. I have a customer at work that brings in his box truck for repairs, he installs cabinets residential and commercial. My newfound friend was more than happy to give me the units he removes from his many workplaces. While worn, they are sound and with some imagination and work they have been modified to fit various spaces. I am not much for particle board but the plywood carcasses work well in this regard. Myself I prefer as close to zero dollar on a project as is possible.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Matt Przybylski

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#8 posted 540 days ago

Sorry Doug, I was asking Jeff W. (AspiringWoodworker)

However, now that I have you :), what did you make the backs out of, 3/4” ply? And it looks like you mounted directly to studs rather than French cleats, correct?

-- Matt, Illinois, http://www.reintroducing.com

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DougN

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#9 posted 540 days ago

Matt, no problem. Now that I look back at it I see that! The backs were 1/4” plywood but I did use top and bottom nailers made out of 3/4” plywood. I did hang these on a french cleat system!

-- Doug - Montgomery, Tx

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AspiringWoodworker

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#10 posted 540 days ago

Matt,

I used plans for the Upper Wall Cabinet I found on Kreg Tool, They look similar to Doug’s. Here is a photo after they were initially hung on french cleats as well.

Doug I may borrow your door design, I like that better than Kreg’s.

-- Jeff W., Boston, MA area, http://aspiringwoodworker.com

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dusty2

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#11 posted 540 days ago

DougN, OKAY, you drew up your own plans. Are you going to share or are we on our own.

My real question is corner joints. Butt joint, rabbet, nails and glue?

Nice job! Thanks for posting.

-- Making Sawdust Safely

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Matt Przybylski

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#12 posted 539 days ago

Alright, so now a question to both of you :). If the backs are 1/4” and you have French cleats behind the backs that hang on the wall, how did you attach the cleat to 1/4” ply and is that strong enough to hold the cleat?

Jeff, from your pic it looks like the cleat is inside of the cabinet not outside in the back. What am I missing here? Color me confused :)

-- Matt, Illinois, http://www.reintroducing.com

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DougN

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#13 posted 539 days ago

Matt, I have attached 3/4” top and bottom nailers inside the cabinet. The french cleat is on the outside of the 1/4” back but I screwed through the 1/4” and into the 3/4” nailer for strength.

-- Doug - Montgomery, Tx

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Matt Przybylski

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#14 posted 539 days ago

ah, gotcha Doug, that makes alot more sense now :) I’m assuming you pocket holed the nailers into the side of the cabinet or put them in a rabbet?

-- Matt, Illinois, http://www.reintroducing.com

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DougN

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#15 posted 539 days ago

I used pocket holes to attach the nailers.

-- Doug - Montgomery, Tx

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