Category: Storage

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Katie’s Scrabble Box

    Katie’s Scrabble Box

    The duel challenges of Katie’s Scrabble Box were to create a custom storage box for an existing Scrabble set, and to incorporate some CNC artwork into the project. Using hard maple and birch plywood, I decided to insert a machined maple medallion into the birch top. Taking dimensions from the Scrabble game components, the detailed […]

  • Lumber Rack

    Lumber Rack

    My dad’s words “Build it sturdy!” led me to run my seven 2×4 uprights to pressure treated sleepers on the floor. My barn was built with advanced framing techniques, so the wall studs are 2x6s on 24 inch centers, covered with 5/8 inch OSB. I used short brackets to reduce their moment arm length, and […]