Shop Shifting #4: New Cabinets for the Recently Vacated Wall

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by sras posted 01-02-2013 02:36 AM 2491 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Move a cabinet - so more can take its place Part 4 of Shop Shifting series Part 5: Adding a personal touch (the fun part!) »

The local BORG had a good deal on sheets of 3/4 inch plywood – that is what set off this latest round of shop upgrades. The first step in building these cabinets was build some boxes.

I sized them to make the best use of the plywood and still fit. I had some hemlock that I ripped to trim the edges. Old bicycle inner tubes and spring clamps did the job.

Here is a view of how I set up to flush trim the doors and shelves.

The wall was REALLY not straight. It took a couple tries to get everything lined up, but eventually it all worked out.

After getting the shelves made and the doors on it’s looking pretty good! You can see that I have been clearing out the workbench area too.

Then it’s time to start filling the shelves!

All that is left is the fun part…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

13 comments so far

View FirehouseWoodworking's profile


665 posts in 2365 days

#1 posted 01-02-2013 02:47 AM

Well done! You’ve been busy.


-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

View beginner1's profile


72 posts in 1650 days

#2 posted 01-02-2013 04:11 AM

Great job. I’ve built two sets in my garage and getting ready to do another set in my breezeway.

-- Gerald, Illinois

View shipwright's profile


6282 posts in 1890 days

#3 posted 01-02-2013 06:00 AM

Serious reno.
Good on ya mate!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

View CalgaryGeoff's profile


937 posts in 1574 days

#4 posted 01-02-2013 06:57 AM

Good job, enjoy filling them up. My guess is more are in the works.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

View stefang's profile


14976 posts in 2426 days

#5 posted 01-02-2013 11:25 AM

Now that is doing it right!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View Roger's profile


17851 posts in 1896 days

#6 posted 01-02-2013 01:12 PM

Oh yea.. yer movin right along. Gr8 storage cabinets

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

View SPalm's profile


5186 posts in 2974 days

#7 posted 01-02-2013 02:07 PM

Nice. Good for you.

Curious; what kind of hinges did you use? And are the shelves adjustable?


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

View BritBoxmaker's profile


4587 posts in 2128 days

#8 posted 01-02-2013 03:49 PM

OK, now I’m starting to get envious!

Good progress, Steve.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

View sras's profile


4270 posts in 2221 days

#9 posted 01-02-2013 03:58 PM

Thanks everyone!

The hinges are the European style that allow the door to overlap the front. Yes the shelves are adjustable I drilled holes in the sides every 2 inches (if I remember right). The only thing is that I forgot to take any pictures of that set up.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

View whitebeast88's profile


3971 posts in 1282 days

#10 posted 01-02-2013 08:56 PM

great looking cabinets!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

View NiteWalker's profile


2728 posts in 1669 days

#11 posted 01-03-2013 01:58 AM

Nice job so far!
I built similar cabinets for storage above my workbench but didn’t trim them out or add doors. I’ll probably not trim them out, but I do plan to add doors.
Click for details

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

View gfadvm's profile


13947 posts in 1782 days

#12 posted 01-03-2013 02:55 AM

Nice job on those cabinets. And I’m stealin that inner tube/spring clamp idea! Good thinkin on that one!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

View sras's profile


4270 posts in 2221 days

#13 posted 01-03-2013 06:22 AM

Nitewalker – I recommend the doors, they are great for a clean look and keeping the dust out.

gfadm – the inner tuber trick worked great – I recommend it!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics