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Offline mrFinpgh

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Re: Garage cabinets
« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2018, 09:40 PM »
Do you have the space to store all the parts for this?  You might be surprised how much room 15 cabinets takes up, in addition to the doors and drawers that go in them.

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Offline Batman

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Re: Garage cabinets
« Reply #31 on: January 11, 2018, 10:35 PM »
I'm not sure what you're talking about storing.  Are you talking about storing the parts to build the cabinets?  I have lots of space. I have a 3 car garage with no cabinets that's about 35x21 and I have shop that's 40x60.  Lots of space and lots of time.  I was reading another thread on here that talked about using a procss to determine what tools are necessary. 

This might be a better idea, I may end up with something more useful to me.  once I'm done with the caibnets in my garage, I'll build more cabinets in the 40x60 shop.  There is more work to be done in my house, nothing fancy just some storage solution in the closets.

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Offline Batman

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Re: Garage cabinets
« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2018, 12:37 AM »
I finished paint the floor today

Offline John Beauchamp

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Re: Garage cabinets
« Reply #33 on: January 12, 2018, 08:19 AM »
Wow, It sounds like some of you are more like tool collectors than woodworkers. A 30x30 upper cabinet for a garage takes about $50 worth of materials and maybe 3 hours if built by itself. multiples take less time. All you really need is a table saw or track saw, router, a couple bits, a pocket hole cutter, 1/4" stapler and a brad nailer. If you want to use iron on tape for shelf edges you also need an iron. I also use a dado set for grooves rather than a router. I love it when people come to me after they have looked at and priced unfinished oak cabinets at Lowes. I don't like to type and can't post pictures but anyone interested in my process can call me and i'll walk you thru the process and send pictures by e-mail or text. John 859-792-8342     
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Offline mrFinpgh

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Re: Garage cabinets
« Reply #34 on: January 12, 2018, 04:12 PM »
I'm not sure what you're talking about storing.  Are you talking about storing the parts to build the cabinets?  I have lots of space. I have a 3 car garage with no cabinets that's about 35x21 and I have shop that's 40x60.  Lots of space and lots of time.  I was reading another thread on here that talked about using a procss to determine what tools are necessary. 

This might be a better idea, I may end up with something more useful to me.  once I'm done with the caibnets in my garage, I'll build more cabinets in the 40x60 shop.  There is more work to be done in my house, nothing fancy just some storage solution in the closets.

That is a lot of space.  Storage probably wont' be an issue for you.   I'm envious of the space some of you guys have - I built my kitchen in the kitchen (13 x 15) and on my front porch (8 x 15). 

I've built cabinets using a tracksaw and drill.  If you do frameless, then 2" screws with butt joints is probably more than sufficient.

I used the LR32 system for my kitchen cabinets so I could have accurate and consistent holes for hinges + shelves.   There are lots of other good systems that can get you to the same place, but I was very happy with this.  The veritas system looks interesting because you can apparently drill holes for dowels if you want to go that route.    Pocket screws work well for assembling cabinets too, but I struggle with having the parts pulled slightly out of alignment. If you had a domino, that wouldn't be an issue.

For wood edge tape, I like to use an iron and a file - it's been the most foolproof method for me so far.   Others who are more experienced have some more interesting techniques and devices.



Offline bkharman

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Re: Garage cabinets
« Reply #35 on: January 12, 2018, 09:20 PM »
If you want to build stuff and save some money, build the cabinets and buy the doors. I did this for my MIL a few years ago and worked well and quickly!!

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Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Garage cabinets
« Reply #36 on: January 15, 2018, 10:17 AM »
You might want to consider using a french cleat system to support your cabinets and keep them off the garage floor, allowing you to clean under them and keeping the cabinet bottoms up out of any spills. 

Spark, I like the French cleat idea. Would you recommend using it on my setup. I am building a Kapex station like Dave Stanton one. The station consist of two cabinets each are 1434mm (56.5") long by 740mm (29") high. The cabinets will contains up to 12 Sys-AZ each. Do you think French cleat + the front legs would suffice? The walls are finished with G2S 18mm Chinese ply, cheaper then the rough ones go figure [eek]

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Offline Jim Kirkpatrick

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Re: Garage cabinets
« Reply #37 on: January 15, 2018, 10:40 AM »
This probably makes the most sense, but I have never built cabinets and it's one of those things I've always wanted to do. It's really like a bucket list item for me. It's something new to learn and a challenge to me. It may be expensive but I bet when I'm done I'll have nice cabinets, a sense of accomplishment, and some nice equipment that I can sell if I want to and cabinets better than what I might have bought.

So far I've removed the old cabinets textured the garage, painted and now I'm painting the floor.

Fair enough.  It's something you just gotta do.  Building 30 feet of cabinets gets old real fast.  ...akin to getting your first snowblower or lawnmower; the fun wears off fast then it becomes monotonous.   I still enjoy making a vanity one at a time, but any more than that, I'll look for alternatives. 

I can't believe nobody's mentioned Luke's great blue pine cabinet build yet!  Great source of inspiration.  @iamnothim

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Offline iamnothim

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Re: Garage cabinets
« Reply #38 on: January 15, 2018, 10:52 AM »
Hi Jim and everybody!  You’ve given me a reason to post as it’s been some time.    I’ve recently added an accessory to the garage. Walter.

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Offline RobBob

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Re: Garage cabinets
« Reply #39 on: January 15, 2018, 11:07 AM »
Is that your neighbor's cat?

Offline lambeater

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Re: Garage cabinets
« Reply #40 on: January 15, 2018, 11:15 AM »
looks like my shitzu. lol

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Offline iamnothim

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Re: Garage cabinets
« Reply #41 on: January 15, 2018, 11:33 AM »
 Only other addition is sliding doors for tall cabinets with sliding doors. Two down three to go.



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Offline Jim Kirkpatrick

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Re: Garage cabinets
« Reply #42 on: January 15, 2018, 12:59 PM »
Hi Jim and everybody!  You’ve given me a reason to post as it’s been some time.    I’ve recently added an accessory to the garage. Walter.

LOL!  Seriously, what is that?  A fischer cat?  You're like Tim Taylor's neighbor on Home Improvement, Wilson.  Good to see you posting, Luke!  @iamnothim

Offline Wooden Skye

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Re: Garage cabinets
« Reply #43 on: January 15, 2018, 03:05 PM »
If Luke went to Michigan State, that would make all the sense in the world to me.
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Offline rst

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Re: Garage cabinets
« Reply #44 on: January 15, 2018, 05:02 PM »
Wolverine me thinks  [eek]

Offline JimH2

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Re: Garage cabinets
« Reply #45 on: January 15, 2018, 07:44 PM »
I finished paint the floor today

No matter what the instructions say I would avoid driving a car with hot tires into the garage for at least a week (and maybe two) to allow the paint time to cure. I am not sure what type of finish you used other than garage floor paint, hot tires can damage your newly painted floor. Probably ok to let a driven cars tires cool down and then pull it in the garage if you have to have the cars inside.