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Forum topic by stidrvr posted 03-14-2011 08:26 PM 4009 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-14-2011 08:26 PM

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Hey everyone. Im building some cabinets for the garage to store all non-shop stuff. Ive been doing some designs in sketchup, but I havent found the “magic” cabinet yet. What Im looking for is a cabinet that uses the most of the material to get to the finished product. Is it possible to get 2 decent cabinets per sheet? Im using Big Box birch ply.

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#1 posted 03-14-2011 10:06 PM

Yes, you can get two cabinets from one sheet, but they have to be about 6” deep and one will not have a door. I’ve got a plan for it if you want to shoot me a PM with your email I’ll get it to you.

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#2 posted 03-15-2011 12:40 AM

Hmmm 6” is a little shallow. Maybe I’ll just stick with what I came up with.

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#3 posted 03-30-2011 10:56 AM

Norm had some awesome cabinets he made on New Yankee Workshop. Check them out, I believe season 13 or 14, he remade his miter saw stand and the cabinets he designed are very basic, but quite sturdy looking…

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#4 posted 03-30-2011 02:31 PM

I’m in the middle of redoing my whole shop and I’m adding 5-30” base cabs and 2-30” uppers. I screwed up on the last set of cabs I built and over ordered the amount of melamine sheets I needed so I made the carcasses out of melamine and the drawers I’m making out of 3/4” birch ply.
I don’t see you getting 2 cabs out of 1 sheet unless your cabs are 16” wide.

-- New Auburn,WI

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