Melanie Hopkins November 9, 2019 Garage Cabinet
Every homeowner can use a little extra storage space. With a large majority of garages in some form of disarray it is easy to expand your usable storage space by utilizing garage cabinets and getting your garage clutter under control. Garage storage cabinets provide a place to organize and hide your valuables while adding beauty and function to your home. But the idea of outfitting a garage with cabinetry can strike fear in a homeowner`s wallet.
It is a good idea to make sure to get the cabinets which are strong and reliable enough to store the equipment and household stuff your family needs to keep in the garage. You should always consider installing cabinets with shelves that are capable of storing heavy items as well as the small stuff, even though you might not have anything that heavy at the moment, it is a good bet you will soon. Properly installing the right garage cabinets for you and your family is as convenient as keeping your kitchen organized with the use of kitchen cabinets. With everything neat, tidy and in order, it also enables you to park your car inside, comfortably for a change. Staying dry and warm in cold and wet weather is its own reward!
If the cabinets are to carry heavy loads be sure to utilize dovetail joinery as it is the strongest way to construct wood cabinets. Cam lock systems can be used for medium duty storage, with simple nailed or screwed designs left for only light duty storage. Wood cabinets can also come as free standing, rolling or hanging. When hanging cabinets on a wall, again be sure to utilize a hanging method appropriate for its intended use. For heavy duty cabinets the hanging method should be capable of supporting at least 250-300 lbs. Check with the manufacturer to insure their hanging system meets your needs. Prices vary for wood cabinets based on size and all the above design criteria but can be very affordable.
A garage cabinet organizer is a must for all home owners with a garage. It is a convenient utility product. The market is full of different types of cabinets: the cheap ones for a casual home owner as well as the expensive ones which can last a lifetime. If you peep into your garage, you will find that you have stored a number of things in it like tools, garden equipment, wires, ropes, Christmas decorations, old newspapers and magazines, car maintenance material etc.
If the garage owner is accustomed to using the garage as workshop, and needs to store relevant equipment, then garage cabinets made from metal are the right choice, even if they cost a few dollars more. If, however, the cupboard is to be used to store lighter things like some equipment for car, or other outdoor gear, then plywood cupboards make more sense. In so far as choice between wooden and plywood is concerned, it is always better to opt for plywood. These serve the storage purpose, and can withstand rougher handling than some of the wood varieties.
Whether you go with ready-made, custom, or recycled cabinets, you will need some basic skills and tools to safely attach wall cabinets. Be sure to use screws, not nails, and that the screws are long enough to penetrate the studs at least 1-1/2 inches. Consider the most practical height for your cabinets, so things can be reached easily. Whether you do the work yourself or hire it done, you will be proud to have a place for everything and everything in its place when you have got your new garage cabinets.