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Forum topic by chunky posted 08-07-2009 05:15 PM 4460 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-07-2009 05:15 PM

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Need to build cabinets in the workshop. Want to store magazine and books, etc. How do I make these cabinets as dust proof as possible?
Thanks – I know you guys will have the answer.


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#1 posted 08-07-2009 07:30 PM

Flanged doors with weather stripping might work.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#2 posted 08-08-2009 02:24 AM

Don’t know yet how it will work but I’m putting the finishing touches on some cupboards in my shop this weekend and I’m using the technique suggested by Kindlingmaker. I made frame and panel doors and there are 2 per opening. Where they meet I have complimentary rabbets. I hadn’t planned to weather strip that joint. Still thinking about it.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#3 posted 08-08-2009 07:45 AM

Positive pressure with a small fan and a filtered intake should do it.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 08-08-2009 04:40 PM

I would build a deep cabinet with doors on them. I think cabinet needs to be at lease 24’’ deep.

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#6 posted 08-08-2009 11:39 PM

Besides the weatherstrip, paint them with a high gloss paint.

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#7 posted 08-09-2009 01:36 AM

Buy a dust collector for the tools and a down draft table for sanding. You could also use a shop vac and attach the hose to the sander. If you’re making that much dust to have to worry about it getting into the cabinets then it’s time to upgrade the dust collection system.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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