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Old 02-13-2020, 07:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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source for new garage cabinets?

I need some cabinets in my garage. Not cheap junk. They don't need to hold a million pounds of drill bits or whatever in every drawer, so kitchen cabinets will be fine. Just lower cabinets, not uppers. Two walls 8' each-ish with a fucked up 110 degree corner. Probably butcher block top (unless I find something better). Occasionally general wrenching, not every day commercial use.

Cabinets to go quoted me a decent setup with mixed drawers and cabinets for $2K. But the only color I wanted they apparently crashed the boat on its way from China and they're all fucked up and I have to wait 4-6 months for more.

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sounds like a good one day/ weekend project. spend the money on toys or tools. i would build boxes with one drawer on the top and open boxes. shit just hides behind doors and gets forgotten.
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Search CL, Facebook, or Let Go for someone remodeling a kitchen. Change what is needed to suit your needs, and paint them the color you want.
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Fuck cabinets for 2k you can buy some hf tool boxes and put a top on them.
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Old kitchen cabinets.... the contact paper on the doors cost extra!!!!!


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Habitat ReStores can be a great place to get used cabinets for cheap.
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Check Sams club and Cosco. I have some from Sams club and they are actually pretty decent with lots of drawers and doors. I have a lot of gladiator cabinets too which are better but the Sams stuff are about half the cost.
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Why in the hell would you pay $2K for cabinets? You could do the remodel route for free ish, or build some covered shelves for a heck of a lot less.
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Fuck cabinets for 2k you can buy some hf tool boxes and put a top on them.
I'm loving that idea. When I make my next move into my (hopefully) forever home that's what I'm going to do.
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i like this, i'm not a big fan of the old kitchen cabinets i have now. gonna have to slowly move to this route.
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I have plenty of room for tools already. I don't need more toolboxes. I need something to store things that won't fit in the toolbox. I'm sick of keeping things in plastic storage totes stacked 5-6 high along the walls of the garage.
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Tool boxes are good for small parts.

Everyone needs good bolt bins.

Nice small movable tables that can go against a wall are also good. Especially if they can have storage built into them. Being mobile makes a huge difference in organizational functions and usability of a smaller work area.

Metal cabinets with big doors are great for fluids, greases, paint and other consumables. They're way too expensive new. But if you hunt, they're dirt cheap, second hand.

Pallet racking with stackable totes for storage is probably the best solution to most spaces.

I agree, kitchen cabinets suck in a shop. Everything ends up disorganized in them and they get oil stains which ends up just looking trashy.
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Watch CL or market place for office cubicle furniture. I got a whole row of metal cabinets with flip up doors for free. They are very sturdy, just need a little backer to screw them to the wall since they weren't meant for mounting that way. I used fender washers.

Edit, they looked like these.


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Watch CL or market place for office cubicle furniture. I got a whole row of metal cabinets with flip up doors for free. They are very sturdy, just need a little backer to screw them to the wall since they weren't meant for mounting that way. I used fender washers.

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Ahhhhh Fawk you..... thatís a gdamn kitchen... or office!!!!!
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So your garage DOESíNT look like an office space?????



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So your garage DOESíNT look like an office space?????

I get the feeling that your inner thoughts are filled with cartoon depictions of reality.
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I have plenty of room for tools already. I don't need more toolboxes. I need something to store things that won't fit in the toolbox. I'm sick of keeping things in plastic storage totes stacked 5-6 high along the walls of the garage.
Make a bench with these instead of the tool boxes...

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I dunno if you could take the shelves out of the bottom part and just make bigger cabinets out of it...

EDIT: After watching a video it looks like the shelves can be moved up and down. Dunno how hard it would be to completely remove them, but looks like it could be done if you really wanted an open cabinet.
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Or a bunch of file cabinets the same size would work for a lot of things too. If you can find 2 or 3 drawer units you could put them under a bench.
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Side of the road is where I usually find them, I got enough together to make a 8' set out in the shop under the pallet racking.

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Things I'm finding out as I organize my shop:

- particle board stuff is shit; plywood and lumber please.
- open-shelving > cabinets. Then I'm not hiding things from myself.
- std counter height (36") is too hard on my back. 40-42" is about right
- open space under benches is hugely valuable to roll short & heavy things out of the way
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counter height is key.

I'm 6'2", and 32" counter is too low. 34" isn't bad. It kind of depends on what I'm using the bench for. Find out what works well for you, and build your countertops that height.
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Times whatever on the old remodel cabinets. I love them, but there's no way I'd spend $2k+ on them. For that kind of money I'm doing steel shelves/cheap toolbox hybrid.

These were free remodel tear outs. Countertop (one day) will be 1/8" steel plate, with a front lip press braked on, surfaced with steel wool and wd40.
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Going through this process myself...

For temp, I'm using that HF cabinet bench. Works pretty well and nice that I can move it, but the cabinets are shallow. I've got a small tote of plumbing supplies in there that only fits one way. On the other hand its not a huge pain to reach in the back to get a can of spray paint that is in the back. The drawer has been surpisingly good. Mine is weighted down with a lot of hardware and it is handling the weight well.

A few weeks ago I found some pallet shelving on CL that I bought for my pole barn. The guy bought it at an auction and didnt' know what it was so gave me a bunch of "extra" pieces that didnt' fit the 4x8 shelves that he set up incorrectly. So now my plan for the garage is going to be a wall of 3' x 8' pallet shelving. Its not hard to build a cabinet drawer to hide what is on the shelves, and i can arrange the rolling bench under one side of it for a larger work area. I just need to a few more horizontal bars for the number of shelves I want.
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i like this, i'm not a big fan of the old kitchen cabinets i have now. gonna have to slowly move to this route.
Why is that?

I'm putting cabinets out of a hospital up in my garage. A set over an 8ft workbench and some in other corners and areas otherwise not used.

They'll be used to store stuff that can't easily fit in a toolbox or doesn't really need to be in one. Like paint (rattle can and gallons), car washing supplies, etc.
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