Category: Cabinetry

  • Lathe Cabinet Drawers

    Lathe Cabinet Drawers

    I use a Craftsman roll around tool chest base for my NOVA Comet II midi lathe. The two drawers in the cabinet conveniently hold many of the accessories and supplies I use while turning pens, bowls, etc., on the lathe. The lower part of the cabinet is a big, empty space that was inefficient for […]

  • Linda’s Sewing Cabinet

    Linda’s Sewing Cabinet

    Linda’s kind patience in allowing me to slip several projects for other folks in front of her sewing cabinet finally paid off. Made of birch plywood and maple trim, with a sewing machine lift and eight storage drawers, the sewing cabinet was immediately pressed into service making face masks for family, friends and local healthcare […]

  • Linda’s Cutting Table

    Linda’s Cutting Table

    A long time in the dreaming and designing stages, Linda’s 40 x 60 cutting table has finally made it into her sewing room. Made from birch plywood and maple, this cutting table also features room for sixteen 11 x 11 x 11 cloth storage boxes, four vertical storage areas and four locking dual wheel casters […]

  • Garage Storage Units

    Garage Storage Units

    This project consists of four separate shelving / storage units for the back wall of the garage. The two base units are identical, while the left upper unit features slatwall storage, mostly for sports equipment, and the right upper unit features adjustable shelving. Each unit is made from 1/2 and 3/4 S1S AC plywood, with […]

  • Rob’s Office Bookshelves

    Rob’s Office Bookshelves

    My home office isn’t “exactly” cluttered, and I recently rearranged it to let a lot more natural light in. So, in keeping with the improvements theme, I tackled a build that’s been in the Future Projects folder for quite awhile. Four bookcase units will be ganged together in the closet to replace the commercial wire […]

  • Workbench Cabinet and Saw Stands

    Workbench Cabinet and Saw Stands

    This workbench cabinet, chop saw stand and bench saw stand were designed to work with the Classic Workbench project. The workbench cabinet will sit on the leg stretchers of the workbench and features three soft close drawers and one small cabinet area behind a Shaker style panel door. The two saw stands were designed with […]

  • Face Frames and Doors

    Face Frames and Doors

    Our neighbor and friend is the general contractor on a building renovation in town that includes four apartments. He asked me to design and build custom face frames and double doors to finish off hot water heater closets in each apartment. The face frames and doors will be painted, and this project gave me a […]

  • Two Storage Benches

    Two Storage Benches

    These two storage benches were designed around the Drona fabric-covered storage bins from IKEA. Each bench will hold six bins for a total of almost eighteen cubic feet of storage capacity. These benches are about seven feet long, and are made from birch plywood and hard maple. My niece will paint them a soft white […]

  • Nine Drawer Chest

    Nine Drawer Chest

    This nine drawer chest features eight shallow drawers, perfect for organizing collections of small items. The ninth drawer at the bottom is deeper to allow for storage of larger items. The cabinet carcass is birch plywood, the drawer fronts are cherry, and the trim and miscellaneous components are hard maple. Soft close, under mount drawer […]

  • Folding Clothes Drying Rack

    Folding Clothes Drying Rack

    Linda had seen an idea for a clothes drying rack that mounted on the wall and had one set of rods that hinged down and were held in place with chains. Starting with that concept, we came up with a design that had three sets of folding rods, hidden behind bifold doors when not in […]