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Old 09-14-2009, 03:34 PM   #1
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I "started" these during the winter, and after my deck I finally got back to finishing them up which really consisted of organizing. I didn't use any fancy material, just 3/4 melamine, I'm not a cabinet maker by any means either. Here's the mess I started with, you can see why I needed cabinets desperately.

sheets cut down into numbered pieces

Fast forward to two cabinets being together and fitted for counter top

Counter top being laminated

Drawer pieces

First drawer, made it extra deep for air nailers etc




Outlet on side of cabinet since I covered one of them up

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I made the upright cabinet 8 feet tall because ripping 10 inches off a full sheet of wood is no easy task, after I got it in there I'm gonna need a step stool to put anything in it, a bit too tall even for me.








Put a plug on the exterior for easy access.

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The upper cabinet before pic:






The Door handle locator jig


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The three year "temporary" cabinet I had in there, the drawers are empty cause I was putting all the stuff into a container for now


That same container and all it's contents after falling onto the floor


the only build pic of the bench


the James bond like stealth lawnmower hideaway






The adjustable foot in the pic is only temporary, and I replaced it with a piece of hdpe plastic.


I was all excited to build a big bench and cabinet there, but when I got out the tape measure I realized the lawn mower would block my under stair storage. So I decided why not make a bench that covers up the lawn mower, throw in a couple drawers and call it good.

A pic of the upper storage with all the doors on

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Old 09-14-2009, 03:38 PM   #5
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Frame for peg board




Used the silver pegboard, figured it matched better.




Wired in power for the compressor inside the cabinet:




Put one line on the end of the cabinet


and put the other going to a reel on the other side of the garage:



I've realized the error in my ways and now will change out the pipe, I've heard from people the pipe likes to explode after time

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Storage bins galore, wife even labled them




My top drawer, I decided to split it in two, sort of. The top is for my smaller flat hand tools etc, I can either slide it towards the back, or pull the whole thing out and take it with me etc.




Prepare to bend neck 90 degrees. I have no idea why I didn't rotate this pic, but this is what the normal drawer height is, The very bottom drawer holds all my air nailers and circular saw


That's all I have for now, hopefully I'll get around to phase two of the cabinets this winter, but the recession may slow me down
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You have way too much spare time on your hands

I think you need one more ATV
So do you build cabinets or something as a professsion?
I noticed all the jigs etc on the wall

I'll be using old cabinets for my garage, have 3 sets already - big garage
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What font best represents jealousy? I'd like to be using that font right now.

Nice looking project you have there. The mower storage is so very clever that I may some day borrow the idea!
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Wow, that is an awesome "Man Cave".

And it was only a 1 beer job. Unless you store your empties in one of those swanky cabinets.
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You have way too much spare time on your hands

I think you need one more ATV
So do you build cabinets or something as a professsion?
I noticed all the jigs etc on the wall

I'll be using old cabinets for my garage, have 3 sets already - big garage
I only have one atv, the other is a buddy of mines, I don't do cabinets for a living thats for sure, I own my own company making vehicle specific subwoofer enclosures out of fiberglass for cars, hence all the jigs etc. If you wanna see some of my auto work, go here. As for spare time, it went from building deck to doing garage cabinets to adding the bbq area and now where I am currently. (which is no project on hand and driving myself bonkers)

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What font best represents jealousy? I'd like to be using that font right now.

Nice looking project you have there. The mower storage is so very clever that I may some day borrow the idea!
Borrow away, that's what the forums are for is to share stuff and ideas etc.
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Wow, that is an awesome "Man Cave".

And it was only a 1 beer job. Unless you store your empties in one of those swanky cabinets.
The rest is in the fridge from my other thread
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ya that's really great. would love to see some custom fiberglass speakers with ground effects as a nice sound system addition to your man cave.

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Nice work, what did you use on the cut edges of the black melamine? Just regular black paint?
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Just some edging from these guys. It's a peel and stick, I originally doubted it's sticking ability but that was four years ago on a different set of cabinets and it's still on, so I had no problems deciding to use it on these
http://www.fastcap.com/fastedge.aspx
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This looks amazing! What kind of finish did you use for non-laminated surfaces? How does it compare to the melamine? I am in the process of building cabinets for my garage, but can’t find melamine sheets (except for 16” wide white sheets at Lowes/HD). Just wondering how I could achieve similar look using plywood.
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It was three months ago....... If he does answer, I want to know if he changed the furnace filter yet? They require 30" clearance in front (this case where the pantry and sink are) and 12" to the side. Hope the outlets are on GFCI's or special circuit GFCI at the panel, at least the two that are 3' to the sink. Nice job on the construction end though!

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