|Forum topic by Vrtigo1||posted 02-07-2011 06:44 AM||6751 views||1 time favorited||5 replies|
02-07-2011 06:44 AM
I am fed up with my current workbench situation in my garage. They are built out of “2 by” stock and plywood, and they are not exceptionally flat or square. I want to replace them with a series of cabinets.
Here is a quick mockup of what I have in mind. This is mostly to scale. I have 19’ of wall space. There are 6 cabinets, each 30” wide, a 24” cabinet in the middle that my miter saw will sit on, and my RAS will go out on the right side and sit so the table is flush with the countertop. I am planning to put a double layer of 3/4 MDF on top for a work surface.
I’m trying to find something that will let me input dimensions and materials and give me a shopping list in terms of how many sheets of plywood and how many BF of lumber I need, as well as a cutlist. I have used CabinetCruncher, and it works pretty well, but is expensive ($150, seems expensive to me, maybe that’s just what the going rate is though).
My primary concern is getting a materials list together that includes everything (lumber, hardware, etc) before I begin this project so I can make sure I have an accurate budget. Does anyone have any suggestions or comments on the design I’m looking at?
Edit: here is a direct link to the image, I’m not sure how to tell the forum not to resize it.