Dorothy Hendrick November 22, 2019 Garage Cabinet
Consider floor space. Is your garage big enough to hold both your car and still leave room for a cabinet? This will tell you what type of garage cabinet plans you should be getting. There are certain types of garage cabinet plans which require you to build the cabinets directly into the walls and there are those garage cabinet plans which require you to build the cabinets separately and then have them installed in the garage. There are certain advantages and disadvantages to each type so the easiest way you can decide is by checking out if the garage cabinet plans are appropriate for your garage size.
A more common garage cabinet material is of course wood. Wooden cabinets are available in many styles and can be a great place to start for an inexpensive solution to garage storage. Wood cabinets can be constructed out of a variety of materials such as hardwood, plywood, particle board and MDF. They can come finished, unfinished or laminated with a variety of materials such as Formica or PVC. The shelving and frame construction and connection methods vary from simple nailed or screwed designs, to cam lock systems or dovetail joinery. It is important to choose a construction method appropriate to the cabinets intended use.
You can get garage cabinets that look really nice or ones that look just okay. If you really care about the looks of your garage go for the nice looking cabinets. You will pay more for the looks. There are cabinets that are made of plastic and units that are made of wood. Plastic does not need to be painted. Wood may look nicer but will require more up keep.
A very inexpensive type of garage cabinet commonly used is plastic resin. Plastics are extremely durable, stain and chemical resistant, waterproof and do not rust. Common plastics used are High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS). Though plastic cabinets are the most affordable they provide the least number of options in terms of design and style. They come free standing, rolling or can hang on bare walls or slat wall systems. Load capacities vary but plastic garage cabinets should be utilized for light duty storage only.
Here is a look at the advantages of going with such cabinets: 1. Price - the price is going to be much lower if you choose a plastic cabinet compared to metal cabinets. 2. Cleaning - plastic cabinets are very easy to wipe off and clean if items get spilled inside 3. Moisture - going with a plastic cabinet avoids any issues with moisture that other materials will encounter problems with. 4. Safety - unlike with steel cabinets, plastic cabinets lack the sharp edges or rougher textures associated with steel cabinets, making it safer for you and your family.
"Attractiveness, quality and style" means that the cabinets are made from good materials and are well-designed. Shoddy, particle-board cabinets, flimsy doors, poor paint finishes or cabinets with dings or scratches are to be avoided. While your cabinets do not need to look like they are in a showroom -- this is a garage after all! -- they do need to convey strength, functionality and a certain self-confidence about how they look. Coordinated color schemes are a must. Good finishes are expected. And strong materials will only add to the value.