|Forum topic by Matt Przybylski||posted 03-25-2013 06:48 PM||2621 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
03-25-2013 06:48 PM
So I went to design some shop cabinets yesterday in SketchUp and while I have all the construction in mind I realized I never really thought about dimensions. I’m going to be creating a bank of lowers for my miter saw station and uppers to store some stuff. It’s all going to be 3/4” ply construction except the bottom of the cabinets will have a 2×4 frame inside where i’ll attach leg levelers since my garage floor is uneven. Here is what I was thinking for the lowers (probably about 4 of them in a row or 3 on one side, miter saw lowered tier, then 2 on the other, not sure yet):
What do you think of these sizes? Keep in mind that this is 35 1/2” tall which gives me a bit of room for 1/8” hardboard on top and a bit for the levelers on the bottom which will undoubtedly lift the cabinets up slightly off the ground. I’ll also be putting drawers in these so should i go wider? I want to use 22” full extension drawer slides and have maybe 3 – 4 drawers per case. Should I use 1/2” ply for the drawer boxes?
As for uppers I was thinking of making them 12” deep by 30” high by 24” wide.
I want to use sizes that will yield the least possible waste from the 4×8 sheets of ply but also will work/function properly.
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