Pressed for space?
Can’t find a place to store your crap?
A cabinet is, in its essence, an enclosed shelf. So, here’s how I did it:
You may recall that my upper deck is supported by a series of 1x4s hung from L girders on the ceiling.
The shelf is made of 3/4 plywood. It’s as deep as the upper deck is, and is supported from the back by screwing directly to the upper supports. I also attached a 3/4″ sheet to the ceiling screwed directly into the ceiling joists to stop dust from getting in from above. From this, I added a sheet of 1/4″ sheet of plywood on either side to keep it all the right shape, plus some extra 1×2 struts, one on each end and one in the middle.
There is a 1×4 attached to the bottom to shield whatever lights I end up putting there. There is as little space between the bottom of the shelf and the layout as I felt I could get away with.
The doors are 1/4″ hardboard in aluminum channels. The channels are attached to the shelf with nails, and I ground the heads flat with a dremel tool so the doors would slide smoothly over them.
They slide nicely, and look good together!
So yeah, that’s that. Nice and easy, and great for storage!
Hope this helps. If you have questions, just leave a comment!