Woodshop Cabinets and Drawers

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Project by gsimon posted 09-01-2013 01:07 AM 3907 views 34 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished up the cabinets and drawers for the wood shop
Not as nice as Hillbilly Shooters last post but they should do the job
There are four cabinets 24.25” wide x 30.5” high and 12” deep – total width of 97”
The drawers are 4” high x 5.625” wide with removable masonite dividers

MDF carcass and shelves, the last of my reclaimed cedar for face frames, cedar doors and drawers
Scrap oak trim for the shelves so they take the abuse of removing and placing tools
Scrap 3mm clear acrylic from work for the doors

Though I had reservations I wanted to try the rabbet tongue and dado technique for the drawers and I was still trying to use up my cedar – bad idea using softwood of course because it can’t handle the dry fit and handling so a few drawer joints were blown out in the process – from now on i’ll use the Baltic Birch ply or hardwood for this type of joinery – lesson learned!

thanks for looking!

-- Greg Simon

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#1 posted 09-01-2013 01:29 AM

Look great to me and very functional! Hope you enjoy yours as much as I’ve enjoyed mine. Congratulations on a job well done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 09-01-2013 01:35 AM

Mighty fine cabinets, great job, lots of storage and you can see inside them if you forget where you put someting

-- Norman

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#3 posted 09-01-2013 01:36 AM

Very nice!

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#4 posted 09-01-2013 01:43 AM

very nice cabinets.beautiful work.those will do the job,well done.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#5 posted 09-01-2013 02:17 AM

Very nice – well done.

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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#6 posted 09-01-2013 02:58 AM

They look great! Nice job.

-- Nicky

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#7 posted 09-01-2013 04:28 AM

Great job. I think you and Hillbilly Shooter are raising the bar for the rest of us

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#8 posted 09-01-2013 10:41 AM

green with envy..great cabinets

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#9 posted 09-01-2013 02:15 PM

Well folks, that is the work space of a woodworker. As opposed to my half of the garage that looks like a hoarding junk room. One of these days I am going to pull stuff out and make it nice – like this post….sigh.

-- "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." Frank LLoyd Wright

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#10 posted 09-01-2013 03:53 PM

This is a great addition to your shop. 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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#11 posted 09-01-2013 07:10 PM

Great job Greg. Those are some great looking cabinets.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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#12 posted 09-01-2013 08:54 PM

Looks Awesome! Love the drawers, very functional.

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#13 posted 09-01-2013 09:16 PM

very nice! A good set of cabinets classes up any workshop.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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

Nicely done cabinets. I especially like the glass doors so you can see what’s in them.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 09-02-2013 01:14 AM

Outstanding! It’s amazing how fast they filled up too! Any plans for another set of cabinets?

I gotta agree with stefang, glass in the doors makes a LOT of sense!

How about how heavy those cabinets are too since the carcasses are out of MDF!

-- I don't know what this is going to be like, but there's only one way to find out..........

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