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Tips on Designing Garage Cabinet Plans

Tips on Designing Garage Cabinet Plans

If you are on the lookout for some guidance regarding designing of garage cabinets, this DecorDezine article will help you with some tips on creating cabinets that suit your requirements.
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A garage is car parking space, your personal workshop, and also a popular working space for silicon valley start-ups. An organized garage space with all your car repair tools, as well as other workshop tools in place, makes life easier. One way in which this organization can be achieved is through designing of garage cabinets that achieve the proverbial objective of A place for everything and everything in its place.

If you are a person who handles and fixes car problems and home maintenance problems on your own, you must know the various types of tools, the various sizes they come in, as well as supplies, that need to be used. There are things like nails, wrenches and other tools which are really difficult to find if they are not classified and stored in an organized fashion.

A working space like a garage has to have cabinets and shelves that can help you store your tools and supplies in an organized fashion. To create this ideal of perfectly organized order, you need to design garage cabinets, taking all your requirements into consideration.

Before going for a woodworking job like cabinet building, there is a considerable amount of preparation involved. You need have basic knowledge of woodworking and you should be able to saw plywood pieces of the required dimensions and be able to nail them together. That is woodworking skill in a nutshell for you. Read woodworking manuals to get an idea about the choice of wood, tools required, and other design considerations.

Many do-it-yourself woodworking enthusiasts share plans and other designs on their blogs. So you can Google and find them. Many hardware outlets also sell DIY kits with plywood cabinet plans, along with instructions on building them. They save you the hassle of working out blueprints and collecting the raw material. However, if you need a custom-built cabinet, then the best way to go about it is building one yourself or handing over the job to a good carpenter.

Designing Tips

Most cabinets are basically boxes with shelves, as they are the most simple and economical design idea. You can compartmentalize the box by adding horizontal and vertical plans. It can have nail hooks to hand your tools according to size. Here are the things that you need to do, in order to have a custom-built cabinet.

Think About Requirements
One thing that will give you a clear idea about the kind of garage cabinet plan you must design are your requirements. If you need to store a huge amount of supplies and other stuff, along with tools, then you need a big cabinet. However, if you are not big on storing tools and just need to put in supplies, a smaller one will do.

Measurement Considerations & Rough Drawing
If you plan to fix the cabinet in a wall or even simply set it up on the floor, you need accurate measurements which you can only make after having a rough drawing of your plan. A box structure is one of the simplest designs, with as many shelves as you want. Make the drawing and write the exact length and breadth measurements. See to it that those measurements are compatible with the space in which you plan to place them.

Materials to Be Used
Then decide on the kind of wood which would be right for the job. It needs to be sturdy plywood with adequate thickness. Make a list of the total area or number of plywood planks and their dimensions. This will be helpful when you visit a hardware store and you won't waste money on buying more wood than required.

Assemble the Right Tools
Next step is to collect all the tools like hacksaws, that you will require for the job, along with supplies like nails. Assemble everything and keep it ready before you actually begin the job.

Hope the design considerations are found to be useful. I wish you all the best for your woodworking project.