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    Tom Clark Cabinets?

    I'm getting ready to build new shop cabinets. I've looked all over for ideas and the best I've found are Tom Clark's design. They hit the mark on cost and ease of build.

    Before I go through with it, have you found designs that are worth considering?
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    all my shop cabinets were copied from Tom Clarks thread.
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    Is this the thread you mentioned Allen? http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...-in-New-Mexico
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    somewhere in here I found a pictorial/tutorial thread on how Tom made all his shop cabs, I used his design, simple, fast, and perfect for shop cabs.
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    Yup Toms design worked for me, just dont use the draw slides i did, i was too cheap and used HD kitchen draw slides use the proper extension slides they worth the money and oh build them square according to Chuck

    Here they are Darren http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...-Shop-Cabinets

    We should really add this to the tutorial section.

    Word of caution, if one is going to make these mobile add a base. I did not and weight of tools etc distorts the frame so the draws give me trouble. I now have slides and plan on a major refurb some time maybe even a rebuild to make them properly this time.
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    You guys mind posting a pic or two of your cabinets?

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ID:	81600This is the space I'm working with. Planning on 110" x 36" x 23" deep. A variation of cabinets and varying depths of drawers. Later I'll install some overhead storage ... When my commanding officer (my wife) approves.

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    Kevin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    ...We should really add this to the tutorial section...
    Done...

    [Edited to add...]

    At Tom's request, we have removed the tutorial and the original posts where he described how he built his shop cabinets. I suspect this is due to book publishing issues, but I don't know that for certain. Hate to see the information go, but as an author (of sorts), I understand.
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    Guess you could just buy the book

    http://www.tomclarkbooks.com/Practic..._Cabinets.html
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    Wood will be delivered tomorrow from my local family owned mill. Will start this weekend. Will post pics as I progress. Thanks much everyone.
    Kevin

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    Those Tom Clark Cabs are beauties for sure.

    For my Upper cabinets though, I standardized on some plastic bins we found at Costco. It required resizing the cabinets to be a little less efficient for use of the plywood, but in the long run, I've really liked the way it works with the bins.

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