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Forum topic by PaulHWood posted 01-08-2015 04:55 PM 691 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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PaulHWood

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01-08-2015 04:55 PM

Topic tags/keywords: shop furniture workshop plywood

I am in the middle of building wood whisperer’s tool storage. the cabinet rests on plywood dividers and was wondering if anyone has any ideas or product to place on the bottom for protection.

Ideally, it would be nice to find a roll of 3/4 wide by say 1/2 rubber to place and staple to the bottom. Lacking this, I was considering ripping some pressure treated strips and nailing in place

Ideas?

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice


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#1 posted 01-11-2015 02:18 AM

I’m not familiar with the project but based on your description I would apply hardwood banding to the edges or just leave them. It’s the bottom so does it really need protecting?

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#2 posted 01-11-2015 02:29 AM

Is it the cabinet in video 217? I would use those nylon hammer in furniture feet, similar to that you would put on a chair to protect your hardwood floor. They would raise the cabinet about 1/4” off the floor. I am assuming that is your objective.

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#3 posted 01-11-2015 03:41 PM

I can’t think of any reason for doing this…. it’s only shop furniture, and unless your floor stays wet all the time from moisture , I can’t think of a good explanation to give you….But do what you want to…it’s your shop…..

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#4 posted 01-12-2015 04:41 PM

I think the nylon hammer feet have it. I was going to band the bottom edges, but the plastic feet seem quicker and they will not be seen.

Thanks for the input.

Garage floor is generally dry, but if there were a spill that went unnoticed, plywood would wick it up in no time. hot water heater is in the garage too.

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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#5 posted 01-12-2015 04:44 PM

Yes it is the tool storage in 217, except I added sliding doors on the front, trying to have doors on everything to keep dust out.

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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