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Home Made Cabinet

My house was built in the 60′s and as must homes this age storage and space can be a problem. We remodel the master bathroom a few years ago and still found that space runs out quick. I had a small hole beside a wall and my vanity that I wanted to use for storage. The opening was only six inches and this lead to the problem. I looked in all the local stores and online for a cabinet or shelf that was only six inch wide. There was none to be found. I know I had to do something. Drawing Colleen Baucom

I decide I could come up with a plan to build my own cabinet. I took the measurement and draw my plan. I wanted to have access from both sides and to have nothing fall out. I decide to use dole rods to hold items in.I also wanted the cabinet to move in and out of the opening. I need to add wheels.

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I went to the hardware store and bought my supplies. To make it easier I decided to let the hardware store cut the lumber. I did have all the measurements for the lumber and rods.

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To build the shelf you don’t need many tools.

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I market out where I wanted the shelves, base and top to be located. Preset your nails to the outside of the cabinet. Make sure that you do not use the inside of the board where the holes for the dole rods are located.

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Nail the top and bottom board in place on one side panel. Making sure to lay the boards with the dole rob holes in the correct position. Line up the rods in the holes.

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After you have all the shelves in place and the dole rods lined in the holes line the other side board. Gently nail the side in place making sure that the dole rods stay in place. The dole rods are longer then the shelves to make sure they are secured in the boards and given them turning room. When everything is lined up perfect you can finish nailing the side in place and the cabinet is built.

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When the cabinet is built it will need to be painted or stained before you put the wheels on.


I painted my cabinet with white spray paint. Then add the wheels when the paint is dry.

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When you are finished add you items and tuck the cabinet in place. I did go back and add a handle to allow for easier access.

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Quick Storage Idea

My daughter wanted a dry erase board door. We bought the paint and painted both sides of her bedroom door. Then we had dry erase markers everywhere. We tried putting them in a cup, in a basket and even using the shower basket below on her large mirror. Each time the markers would end up all over the floor and I had to be careful not to step on them. Then I got an idea to use the shower basket.

IMG_0703          I first took of the suction cups and marked the wall where to put my screws.

IMG_6375Then I drilled the holes and placed the screws. Making sure to they were fat and long enough screws to hold the weight of the basket and markers.



Then I placed the basket on the screws using the large holes where the suction cups were.


Added the markers


It works and no more markets all over the floor.

The basket is located behind the door, so it could be hided when the door is open. It is easy reach for her to use and a simple project that took no time to do.

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3819 Cameron Creek Dr, Matthews NC 28105

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Coldwell Banker Union County Office Awards 2012

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6130 Highview Rd Matthews, NC

Newly updated 2sty all brick home two car side loading garage with in ground pool on 1.42 acres. Four bedroom, 3.5 baths, a bonus room and formal rooms. The bonus room could be used as a 5th bedroom. Custom kitchen with new appliances, tile, USA Kraftmaid cabinets and much more. Fresh paint, newly carpeted, hardwoods and additional upgrades makes this a great house worth your attention. Electric car charge Available please call agent.   You can be to I485, Ballantyne, Charlotte and shopping with in minutes. The home is in Weddington Schools.

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