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Simple Cabinet Organization Solution

We needed a better solution for our cabinet for cutting boards, pizza pans, cookie sheets, etc. – mostly vertical storage, but with one shallow shelf to store a couple of pans. We made this from leftover boards and screws in our garage. Cost for materials: $0. Justification for keeping my scrap bin full: priceless.

Our original cabinet space

Our original cabinet space

BTW, this might go in my Old Redneck Workshop posts...the grooves going from side to side were the first ones I cut - the wrong direction! So, I just cut some new ones the right way.

BTW, this might go in my Old Redneck Workshop posts…the grooves going from side to side were the first ones I cut – the wrong direction! So, I just cut some new ones the right way.

Top shelf and bottom piece secured.

Top shelf and bottom piece secured.

Add the dividers

Add the dividers

All done!

All done!

Everything in place.

Everything in place.

Chest-of-Drawers Project

This was a project that I took on back in 2002. Penny and I found this old, solid poplar chest-of-drawers at Page’s Thieves Market (http://www NULL.pagesthievesmarket NULL.net/) in Mt. Pleasant for $50. We had in mind to refinish it and put it in our foyer. This particular project only took a couple of weeks, most of which was stripping multiple coats of shellac, varnish, stain and at least two different paint colors from the wood.

Addendum… March 5, 2011 — Well, the chest-of-drawers is still here! We have THREE kids now, so it is rapidly becoming moving toward looking more like an antique than it used to. Logan, our 3-year old boy loves to throw things over the rail right above it, so it’s got a few character dings now. Still love it though…