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Project by Wilker posted 71 days ago 1670 views 20 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As you can see from the photos…I have a lot of paint. It was turning into quite a mess under my workbench and I wasn’t ever able to find anything. Well I couldn’t squeeze an expensive cabinet with sliders into the budget but I also wasn’t willing to wait months until I could….so I built this cabinet completely from scraps around my shop and with a simplistic drawer system that isn’t top of the line, but it still gets the job done. ; )

I built the frame and drawer supports from 3/4” wood, then the drawers themselves from 1/2” wood. I threw in a couple of screws to hang my paint brushes on the side, then some PVC with a piece of pool noodle shoved in the bottom to hold my smaller brushes.

I did spend about $9 for four casters, but with that being the only expense I was really pleased.

A step by step tutorial is posted on my blog.

-- April, WilkerDo's





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Sandra

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#1 posted 71 days ago

Very nice! I love shop projects that keep things tidy. Using up scraps is a bonus also.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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Hawaiilad

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#2 posted 71 days ago

Great idea April. I know what you mean about buying those reduced cans of paint and stain…I have been doing the same for years. I love the cabinet. It looks like you put wheels under it…another great idea.. I see you have a couple projects waiting to be finished in your shop…I am the same, always have something going on.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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woodcut

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#3 posted 71 days ago

Just what I need for my expanding collection of paints and stains too! Great idea! The Chevy ‘bucket’ on top is way cool !!
c

-- Carl, Iowa

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 71 days ago

Just getting ready to do something with all of my paint and finishing products. This may be quite the help needed to accomplish that. Good idea. Well done.

-- --Dave-- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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majuvla

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#5 posted 71 days ago

Low cost but high value.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Knothead62

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#6 posted 71 days ago

That is a great way to put a lot into a small space. My compliments on the design and build!

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Vince

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#7 posted 71 days ago

Your a busy bee….one project after another, well done.

-- Vince

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MrNorwood

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#8 posted 71 days ago

very neat and functional concept

-- Remember, Jesus was a carpenter.

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Skylark53

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#9 posted 71 days ago

Good work. Very resourceful to build such a useable piece from scraps!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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FishMan33

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#10 posted 71 days ago

Very cool and useful idea!

-- Pat-Indianapolis

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SCOTSMAN

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#11 posted 71 days ago

I could use a couple of those for many things I have cluttering up my shop.We intend to get a new kitchen fitted maybe later this year and I will have loads of options utilising the perfectly good used cabinets .Question do you guys favour cabinets with or without doors mostly I have a mixture of both but having no doors sometimes is a great advantage especially if you suck your dust well enough. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Wilker

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#12 posted 70 days ago

: D Thank you all for the nice comments. I was nervous about posting it, so I’m glad to see it well received.

Scotsman: I don’t really like things hidden away. My preference in a shop is to have everything in the open and very visible…but also very organized. I don’t have a dust collection system set up yet though so I have to go over things with a pneumatic blower gun to get the saw dust off things occasionally. I don’t mind though….I almost enjoy cleaning up my shop as much as I enjoy building things. Am I the only one that feels this way??

-- April, WilkerDo's

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Mainiac Matt

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#13 posted 70 days ago

Look at you…. making the top 3

Nice project… organization is a wonderful thing

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

#14 posted 70 days ago

Nope, I keep a brush in my toolbox and on the wall over my bench. A dirty bench is a dangerous bench…..

The Paint cabinet looks good. I like being able to see tools and materials, otherwise I forget I have them and go buy more…..

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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Wilker

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#15 posted 70 days ago

: ) haha, thanks Matt…I think I’m blushing.

-- April, WilkerDo's

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