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06-07-2013 09:25 PM

Hello everyone. I’m wanting to build a cabinet of this style in my garage for all the RC (Radio Control) stuff I have. Since the parts and cars don’t bear much weight i think these cabinets would be perfect for me.

What are they called??? Thanx

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#1 posted 06-07-2013 09:42 PM

Chef’s Pantry.

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#2 posted 06-07-2013 11:17 PM

Sweet. Thank you very much. That got me the results I was looking for

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#3 posted 06-08-2013 02:05 PM

seems like a shame to hide all those cool looking cars in a 2 ft. deep tall cabinet like this one. Also, they’re really not that efficient as far as space goes. Lots of room taken up swing those big square boxes around. And, they’re designed to take a lot of weight – which you don’t need.

Have you priced it out yet? ...they ain’t cheap! and they’re HUGE!

You could stack/ mount 4 wall cabinets with glass doors and it would be almost the same price. Add glass shelves and puck lights and it would really look cool. Maybe the lower cabinets could have regular raised panel doors so you can hide the parts and controls.

Lots of coffee this Saturday morning so the mind is spinning with ideas. Hope you don’t mind.

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#4 posted 06-08-2013 06:05 PM

LoL. Glad to see your enthusiasm. I have many many rc cars to store plus parts and tools. And I’m talking 17 vehicles with spare parts and new parts for each.

Main reason for storing them away is my girlfriend’s daughters. They are 8, 3, and 2 and neither of them have learned respect for other peoples’ stuff unfortunately. I am working on that slowly of course.

Also I am hoping to save floor space using a cabinet of some sort. An RC buddy of mine has almost all his stuff in a chef’s pantry but it is large. I think 3’ deep, 7’ tall and 4’ wide. It is pretty awesome. His is inside though. My stuff will only fit in the garage so I figured this would work well for me.

I am open to other ideas and still looking.

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#5 posted 06-08-2013 08:42 PM

Ahhh…..rug rats. I had one of those.

Here’s the thing, those cabinets are designed to be inside a kitchen, in the corner so they don’t look so big and are attached to other cabinets and the wall.
They don’t like to be free standing or moved around like a piece of furniture or installed on a damp frozen concrete slab (where are you? I didn’t check). The sides are junk vinyl coated 1/2” particle board and they stick out two feet in to the room. Now, if someone gave it to me…..well that’s different. I’d make it work.

Sorry if I’m hating on your idea. I’ve never been a fan of these massive beasts. It’s all you can do to get them installed without the bottoms breaking or something going wrong…doors warping, nasty ceiling dings, cabinet back or sides coming loose, hardware issues, waist of space, call backs…...I hate them.

I can’t help but think there’s a better choice that’s designed for a garage. How about those steel garage cabinets with optional wheels? Some of those are 16” deep by 36” wide and around 80” tall. You could add more shelves in them too. Add matching cabinets with drawers and a bench top?

You could buy clear plastic bins for parts that you can pull off the shelf and go thru at your bench. Open two doors that have a lock built in and instantly see everything. Close and lock them when your done…rug rat proof.

Are you able to build something yourself? It sure would make a great project.

Is there any chance of a pic. of all your cars? they sound pretty cool.

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#6 posted 06-08-2013 08:55 PM

I’d suggest a full-depth cabinet with roll-out wire shelves like what Lee Valley and others offer. Like this, but if you shop around you’ll find lots of less-pricey options: http://www.leevalley.com/us/hardware/page.aspx?p=48709&cat=3 Their catalog has other useful configurations as well.

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#7 posted 06-08-2013 09:31 PM

Two of our options where I work. The Solid wood comes with a lifetime warranty.

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#8 posted 06-08-2013 09:48 PM

I wish I did have pictures of all my RC stuff. On my previous phone I had a picture of half of them. My daughter and my daughters brother are very well behaved kids so I never had to worry before about locking things up. However my new girlfriend three daughters are very rambunctious.

don’t worry about hating on my idea. I only thought it would work because in my buddies duplex he has one with all his RC stuff in it. But it is built into the house and won’t ever move.

I live in central Kansas so moisture on the concrete is an issue.

I was planning to build this chef’s pantry to meet my needs. But I am open to any ideas. and I have a blank canvas to begin with. When standing looking into the garage, I plan to use the back wall and part of the right side wall. The garage is 23’x23’. The front of the right side wall is gonna be the automotive/yard tools area. The left half of the garage is for the girlfriend and her gardening/ kids toys.

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