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Old 12-10-2016, 12:18 PM   #1
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Default Garage Cabinets

I am re designing my garage and wonder if anyone has used the Home Depot "New Age" cabinets.

They are not sold in any of the stores so I can not stop by to view them.

Quality, looks etc..

Any other cabinet brands that you have experience with and could share with me would also be appreciated.
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Old 12-10-2016, 12:26 PM   #2
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I did my whole workshop for almost nothing. I went to my local cabinet maker and asked if he had any nice cabinets he removed to put new ones in. I helped him remove a whole huge kitchen and he gave me them for sweat equity. I ended up giving some away, worth a shot. Pete/Ct.
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Old 12-10-2016, 12:49 PM   #3
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I agree with Pete, old kitchen cabinets work great!
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Old 12-10-2016, 12:52 PM   #4
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Check out ford barns sister site garagejournal.com. There's plenty of garage cabinet talk over there.
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Old 12-10-2016, 01:02 PM   #5
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Just something for consideration. I used my old kitchen cabinets which suit me fine by keeping stuff out of sight.
And cabinets can be viewed at most Home Depots.
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Old 12-10-2016, 01:48 PM   #6
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Me too !
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Old 12-10-2016, 01:49 PM   #7
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Don't buy anything from Home Depot unless you can actually see the product.
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Old 12-10-2016, 03:59 PM   #8
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My garage is very small So I used a combination of our old kitchen cabinets, and one metal cabinet from Harbor Freight, and two metal ones I got from eBay.
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Old 12-10-2016, 04:11 PM   #9
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If there is a "Restore" outlet for Habitat for Humanity near you, they are a great source for kitchen cabinets. I was able to score a full kitchen set for one garage at a very fair price. I was also able to get a set of office style cabinets which I used in another garage. Re-using old cabinets is better than having them scrapped. Habitat for Humanity is a good charity.
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Old 12-10-2016, 04:43 PM   #10
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Being frugal (cheap), I used the old cabinets from our kitchen when we remodeled. The carpenters removed the old cabinets with a sledge hammer and reduced them to splinters.
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Old 12-10-2016, 05:01 PM   #11
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Being frugal (cheap), I used the old cabinets from our kitchen when we remodeled. The carpenters removed the old cabinets with a sledge hammer and reduced them to splinters.
Hope I'm not the only one trying to figure out how, if the cabinets were reduced to splinters, they were used?
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Old 12-10-2016, 06:38 PM   #12
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Watch C/list for free kitchen cabinets. That's what I did and lined a wall with uppers. Why spend $$ when this costs you nothing other than your labor. Unless you're building a "show" garage like on TV.
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Old 12-10-2016, 06:42 PM   #13
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Cheap laminate flooring over plywood works good for counter tops.
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Old 12-10-2016, 08:53 PM   #14
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I vote for Restore as well - you get to see them and if you take your measurements before you go, you can figure out a config before even buying them .... I love that place .....
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Old 12-10-2016, 09:59 PM   #15
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garagejournal.com has tons of discussions on garage cabinets. one of the most popular is the 30" gladiator overhead that comes on sale for 100 each.

here is pictures of my garage with some of the overheads installed. i used their track system so as to be very flexible on adjusting where they are. i used the same track system to hang things on as you see in the pictures.

for fun i included the garage bathroom lav/sink that i made out of a rolling tool chest.

i also used pallet racking for garage shelves. you can also make amazingly strong and relatively inexpensive workbenches out of them. just get ones short enough for your garage and you can have a worktop, shelving underneath and overhead shelving all in the same unit. i used cut 2x6's like home depot does for the lowest shelf and wire rack on the rest.

yea, i have stuff piled on the tool boxes. still getting the garage organized....



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Old 12-10-2016, 11:09 PM   #16
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I used some old kitchen cabinets that a friend gave me when he did his kitchen over. Even the vertical (upright) cabinets can be used horizontal using hardware store hardware to hold the top up.
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Old 12-10-2016, 11:17 PM   #17
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I find that if you BUY cabinets you don't have enough money for the car. I find that industrial supply places have used shelving and cabinets drawers etc. However no mather how many you have , it's never enough.
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ha, i agree with ol ron....no matter what it is never enough. btw, i found new pallet racking to be cheaper than used. and i shopped around alot. made no sense, but it was at least in my area

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I want Tom's shop!
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Old 12-11-2016, 07:21 AM   #20
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Who would dare step foot in that garage to do anything unless you were bare head to toe ?
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