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Old 12-21-2009, 08:31 PM   #1
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After being a member of this forum for several years I felt it was time for me to contribute something.

A friend from my work and I decided to build these large cabinets,one in each of our garages, we started with the one you see in these pictures. I got the plans from a "Family Handyman" magazine.

The contents of the cabinets may not be very manly, but it means that I get the open shelves in the garage back. We don't have much pantry space in the house, so when we moved in last year, I put the shelves up to store the excess kitchen stuff.

That's enough of my babbling, here are the pics.


No legs needed. My friend and I both stood in the cabinet without issue. That's right around 500lbs between the two of us.

The wall I get back, still needs organized so I can bring my toolbox from my mom's house.

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Old 12-21-2009, 08:35 PM   #2
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Edited to post pics correctly. Thanks for looking.

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Old 12-21-2009, 09:36 PM   #3
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Nice work.

Sliding doors are hard to beat -- and making it 'float' above the floor will make cleaning the garage easier.
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Old 12-22-2009, 01:01 AM   #4
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Nice work.

Sliding doors are hard to beat -- and making it 'float' above the floor will make cleaning the garage easier.
hell yea, get everyting off the floor if you can!
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Old 12-22-2009, 06:46 AM   #5
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Simple, clean, elegant`.......I like it.....
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:43 AM   #6
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Very nice. I might borrow your idea.
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Old 12-22-2009, 02:10 PM   #7
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Nice work my man.

Ya might want to stain it or at least put some clear on it to protect it.

Otherwise the dirt on your hands will stain/discolor it.
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Old 12-22-2009, 02:16 PM   #8
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Looks great. I have the plans from family handyman printed out and hope to build some for my own shop when finish work comes around. Glad to see their plan really does work out as well as I envisioned it to.
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Old 12-22-2009, 03:31 PM   #9
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I first planned to paint the cabinet, however I am really starting to like the look of the wood. I may change my mind and just put some polyurethane on it.

49stude2r6- Do the plans that you have call for hollow core doors or 1/4" lauan for the doors? There are two different sets of plans, but they are very similar.

To anyone thinking about doing this cabinet, plan on alot more time than the magazine says. The magazine made a reference to it only taking an afternoon. All in all we have 20+ hours for the two of us to build this one and make all the pre-made panels for my friend's cabinet. I will post how much time we have in both once we finish his.
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Old 12-22-2009, 04:19 PM   #10
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Looks great!
Any chance that I could get a set of the plans?
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:36 PM   #11
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Any chance that I could get a set of the plans?
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I will see if I can scan them and put them in a PDF, would that work for you?
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That would be greatly appreciated.
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Hmmm, I like that. I never thought about using sliding closet doors for cabinets out inthe garage.
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I will see if I can scan them and put them in a PDF, would that work for you?
I would love to get that pdf as well. Thanks in advance.
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I have that edition saved. Here is a link to the article:

http://www.rd.com/advice-and-know-ho...icle17772.html
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Old 12-25-2009, 09:11 PM   #16
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Thanks 67pete300 I have archived a copy for future reference. The plan looks like it would support shallower depths as well. I have a steel building with 5 foot distances between the Purlins (I believe the horizontal wall beams are called that). This might make and excellent basis for cabinets built-in instead of a wall between the 5 and 10 foot heights.

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Old 12-25-2009, 10:35 PM   #17
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That link is actually to the other cabinet design. I am off work until January 4th and have no way to scan the article we used. I will make sure to scan the copy of the article I used and find a way to post it on here or email to those who are interested.

They are pretty much the same cabinet design, just that the article we used is a little more finished design.
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Old 12-26-2009, 09:31 AM   #18
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Lookin sweet, best hting you could have done witht the floating design, easy to clean under. Looks great wanna build more....LOL
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I know this is an old thread, but does anyone have the date of the issue or a copy of the original plans they could send to me?

My library has Family Handyman mag going back several years but I couldn't find the plans last time I went...

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Old 12-06-2010, 07:52 PM   #20
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badtomatoes_ sorry I have not responded to your PM, but I have not been able to find that particular issue. I will keep looking and let you know when I find it. The plans that are linked above are a very similar design.
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