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Outdoor storage Cabinet


I needed a versatile cabinet to store the blower and a few garden tools. This cabinet is perfect- just deep enough for the blower but doesn’t get in the way of cars or foot traffic to my back door.
It has two shelves and is the perfect depth for basketballs and footballs also. I recycled old sheet metal strips and cut them into 1.5 inch strips. I used vinegar on the shiny pieces to even out the look. Using inspiration for an old lawn chair I weaved the metal into the pattern seen in the door inserts. This allows ventilation but protects my blower from the weather. (Caution: use thick leather gloves) Once it’s cut you can sand the edges and that won’t be a problem. I used a simple lap joint for the door frame and routed a grove for the metal (using my Ryobi 18volt router which is so old but I still love it!). The rest of the cabinet is a simple plywood or cypress box with a shelf and hole cut out to reach the receptacle for the blower. I used 4 x4 scraps for legs and routed the edge to be a little fancy.

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Comments (2)

  • Cool build! Really nice job on the metal strips!


  • Nice use of reclaim. I love turning old stuff into new BETTER stuff lol

    By Sawdust&Beer

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