or 'the knick-knack cuboard'?
As some of you know, my in-laws moved into our house back in August while their new house was being built. They were here until the second week of December. While they were here, they helped out tons, especially with the carting of our two children from this to that.
So now they are in their new house with an oversized three stall garage. And now that my FIL is no longer here 24-7, I can build him a workbench/cabinet. He's the type that is always trying to pay for everything, always the first to volunteer, never asks for help for himself, goes with the 'I don't wanna bother anyone with my problems' crap, and is generally so selfless and helpful that it really pisses me off. (oops, gettin' outta hand here)
Anywho, I took measurements when he moved in, and decided on a 3' x 3', 45° across the front, 7' tall cabinet. It will sit in the left front corner of his garage. (as you drive in)
I got started on Thursday with a supply run and few hours of work, and got quite a bit of time on it today.
The cabinet turns out 90° for 7 inches, then angles across at a 45° angle, from the workbench down. The upper portion 45's across right from the edge, so you have headroom when up against the bench.
The upper cabinet is 14" tall, 49" across the front. There will be a door each side of the center post, 16" wide by 12" tall. The center support brace in the top of that is necessary because I left 20" of room from the top of that to his ceiling. Enough room for a couple of totes.
The two center drawers are 15" long, 12" wide, and 2" deep. The hole directly next to them, moving outward, is just a little hidey-hole for tossing gloves or screwdrivers into. The left one is 5"x5"x2", the right one is 5"x7"x2".
The bottom portion will have two doors on it, each door will be 28" tall by 20" wide.
Because of the depth, I made a 4" tall shelf on the underside of the upper cabinet. It is 10" deep, and sits 8" back away from the upper's front edge. The shelf on the side is made for quart containers, my FIL does a lot of antique furniture work. There will be another shelf 11" down from that one, enough room to put aerosol cans on it. The left side of that area above the workbench will get pegboard. The bottle to the left will be roughly where there is an outlet on his wall, so I will leave that open. I am putting a strip outlet in the back, above that shelf. There is also a light behind that 4" tall shelf.
I think the lens on the IPod needs a cleaning.