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Old 03-05-2012, 05:38 PM   #1
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I bought some cabinets from a garage cabinet company called "We're Organized", and I got them hung over my workbench today.





The two on the right are 40"Wx30"Hx16"D, and the two on the left are 48"Wx30"Hx16"D

They are built of laminated particle board, as is typical of garage cabinets, but this company uses aluminum extrusions for shelf edges, door edges/handles, and top and bottom cabinet front edges.

Unfortunately, they shorted me some hinges, so I couldn't get all the doors hung today.
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:42 PM   #2
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What was the final price, if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:22 PM   #3
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Very nice! Your shop is really coming together nicely.

Did you buy the cabinets on-line or from a local store?
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:47 PM   #4
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they look good, i was thinking about not putting uppers in the new place, do you think you will miss all that hammer swinging airspace?
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:54 PM   #5
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Very nice
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:55 PM   #6
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they look good, i was thinking about not putting uppers in the new place, do you think you will miss all that hammer swinging airspace?
My guess the workbench on the far right of the first picture (can only see a little bit of it) is what he uses for his "Hammering Zone."
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Coming along nicely........
Is that a little fold-down ironing board behind the small door on the right?
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:36 PM   #8
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Very clean, no suggestions on that job...!
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What was the final price, if you don't mind me asking?
The four cabinets were $840 picked up at the shop, which is local to my California home.

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Very nice! Your shop is really coming together nicely.

Did you buy the cabinets on-line or from a local store?
See above.

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My guess the workbench on the far right of the first picture (can only see a little bit of it) is what he uses for his "Hammering Zone."
Actually, that bench on the far right has a lathe on top of it:



This is my "hammer zone":



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Coming along nicely........
Is that a little fold-down ironing board behind the small door on the right?
That is a window, with the shade pulled down.
It can be seen on the left in this picture:

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Wow this is great! Do you have a "Build" thread? I'd love to subscribe to it Looks like a great project and you're doing a hell of a job!! Keep up the great work!
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The cabinets look great!
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The shop is going the be awesome!
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That is a window, with the shade pulled down.
It can be seen on the left in this picture:
I should have figured that out.
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Good job Steevo! I really like your shop layout! That corner bench idea is a great design. I wish I could make my shop as clean as yours with less clutter. I work daily out of mine, and there seems to be no time to "clean and organize it" Do you plan to restore cars in your shop, or just maintain the fleet? It looks so clean I would hate to mess it up with antifreeze and transmission fluid! keep the pics coming.They inspire me to get in gear and start tossing the junk out!
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$840 for 4 garage cabinets??? What am I missing?
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$840 for 4 garage cabinets??? What am I missing?
One of GJ's sponsors sells 48" wide wall cabinets that are only 24" high for well over $400 each!

I paid $840 for 15-3/4' of 16" deep x 30" high cabinets. Through said sponsor, I'd have to spend over $1700 for LESS storage space.

If you bought Gladiator 24" wide cabinets on sale at Sears, you'd pay $129 per 24" of cabinet width (for bolt-together units), and only get 12" deep cabinets.
30" x30" units are on sale elsewhere for $150 each PLUS shipping.

For many others, they are about $200 per 24" wide cabinet.

I priced a lot of cabinets before buying these, and am comfortable with what I got for the money, especially considering I really wanted gray laminate finish for easy maintenance.
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Good job Steevo! I really like your shop layout! That corner bench idea is a great design. I wish I could make my shop as clean as yours with less clutter. I work daily out of mine, and there seems to be no time to "clean and organize it" Do you plan to restore cars in your shop, or just maintain the fleet? It looks so clean I would hate to mess it up with antifreeze and transmission fluid! keep the pics coming.They inspire me to get in gear and start tossing the junk out!
HAH!
Mine is only clean because I am still "finishing" the shop, and not actually "working" in it.

I cringe when I look at what I still need to move into that space and how little room I'll have left when I am ready to work.
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Wow this is great! Do you have a "Build" thread? I'd love to subscribe to it Looks like a great project and you're doing a hell of a job!! Keep up the great work!
I don't have one long thread with everything from groundbreaking to interior finishing, but have a number of threads about the shop, the interior finishing, and the "shop infrastructure" I am now completing.

The workbench build is here:
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=112719
and here:
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...rkbench&page=2
and here:
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...oxes+workbench

You know what? I just searched, and figured out that I never posted a build thread at all here. I started at GJ after the structure was in place and plumbing taking place.

Maybe I should construct a retro-active "build thread" just for reference?

Here is a link to the whole gallery of all photos taken of the project since before the slab pour:
http://sdwike.smugmug.com/Other/Stev...060440&k=Rs3QY
There's even some funny (now, but not then) stuff in there, like when the framer framed the windows wrong, and had to tear apart the walls and do them over.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:20 AM   #20
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They look real nice, good choice

They might have cost good money, but you got what you were looking for and it's all brand new. It adds up.

A retroactive build thread would be cool to see.
I'd read it, if that counts for anything
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