How to build above layout storage!

Pressed for space?

Can’t find a place to store your crap?

Build a crapinet cabinet!

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.

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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.

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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.┬áThe 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.

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They slide nicely, and look good together!

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So yeah, that’s that. Nice and easy, and great for storage!

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Hope this helps. If you have questions, just leave a comment!

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