Finishing Supplies Cabinet, Finished

These plywood projects go pretty quickly.  I had the cabinet glued up last night.  Today I just had to sand the outside, make a door, brush on some shellac and hang it.  I did have to run to Home Despot to get some 1/8″ MDF for the dividers for the sandpaper cubbies.

I had a moment of panic while driving back from the HW store.  I’d drawn up the cabinet with a 1/2″ vertical devider between the sandpaper cubbies, but when I was making it I substituted 3/4 ply because two 1/4″ deep grooved back to back in 1/2″ ply (for the dividers) wasn’t going to work out in real life.  So I was sure I’d made the cubbies too small to fit the sandpaper in — but I’d allowed enough space after all.  False alarm.

Not a lot to this project, but it will make the shop neater and more fun to work in.  And I had a productive weekend, so I’ll be ready for the glass when it arrives.

Mounted the french cleat and support batten to the wall - positioned over two studs.  THe lower batten gets two screws through the inside back of the cabinet.

Mounted the french cleat and support batten to the wall – positioned over two studs. THe lower batten gets two screws through the inside back of the cabinet.  Mounting the cabinet is a one-man job like this, just hang it on the cleat and then drive in a couple of screws for insurance.

Chok full of goodies

Chok full of goodies

Neat and tidy

Neat and tidy

 

 

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  1. David Taylor

    Nice job. Like you said, the plywood projects are quick, but you ended up with a useful, and nice looking, cabinet. I imagine without it all the stuff in it made the place look messier than it really was, now you have it behind that good looking door, the shop must feel like a nicer place to be in.

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