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Work hard and play harder with this Work/Play station! One side is a convenient slate system for tool storage while the other side is all about the play; set up your tablet, laptop, or phone and get plans on your TV screen! Download the plans and start turning your space into your own Dream Workshop.

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Start by cutting two full sheets of 3/4” finish grade plywood down
to 48”x 84”.
Next, cut four pieces 16-1/2” x 84” from 3/4” finish grade plywood.
Fasten each of the side panels to the face of the 48”x 84” boards
by screwing from the back of large panels into the end grain of side
the side panels.
Slide the two assembled pieces together and fasten together by
driving screws through side panels.


Start by cutting two full sheets of 3/4” finish grade plywood down
to 48”x 84”.
Next, cut four pieces 16-1/2” x 84” from 3/4” finish grade plywood.
Fasten each of the side panels to the face of the 48”x 84” boards
by screwing from the back of large panels into the end grain of side
the side panels.
Slide the two assembled pieces together and fasten together by
driving screws through side panels.
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Cut the top piece 17-1/4”x 96” and attach to the top making sure
the back of the top is flush with the back of the cabinet.


Cut the top piece 17-1/4”x 96” and attach to the top making sure
the back of the top is flush with the back of the cabinet.
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Measure the width inside the side panels and cut two 2x4 piece to
fit. Using 3-1/2” construction screws, secure 2x4’s between side
panels by screwing through the top. make sure to keep them flush
to the front of the side panels.


Measure the width inside the side panels and cut two 2x4 piece to
fit. Using 3-1/2” construction screws, secure 2x4’s between side
panels by screwing through the top. make sure to keep them flush
to the front of the side panels.
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From a 2x6, cut a board 96” long. Securely attach to the top of the
cabinet by driving screws through the face of the board into the 2x4’s
installed in Step 3.


From a 2x6, cut a board 96” long. Securely attach to the top of the
cabinet by driving screws through the face of the board into the 2x4’s
installed in Step 3.
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Using 1x2 boards, measure and cut cleats for the desired number
of shelves you would like to add to the cabinet. Secure to sides with
1-1/4” screws. We made sure the left side shelf was at least 24” above
the floor to accommodate the RYOBI Nation Job Buddy. On the right
side, we made the shelf at least 20” above the floor to accommodate
5 gallon buckets.


Using 1x2 boards, measure and cut cleats for the desired number
of shelves you would like to add to the cabinet. Secure to sides with
1-1/4” screws. We made sure the left side shelf was at least 24” above
the floor to accommodate the RYOBI Nation Job Buddy. On the right
side, we made the shelf at least 20” above the floor to accommodate
5 gallon buckets.
×

Using the inside measurements of the cabinet, cut and install shelves
so the front of the shelves are flush with the front of the cabinet.
Secure with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails through the top of each shelf
into the support cleats.


Using the inside measurements of the cabinet, cut and install shelves
so the front of the shelves are flush with the front of the cabinet.
Secure with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails through the top of each shelf
into the support cleats.
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Using 1x2 boards, cut trim to cover all the exposed edges of plywood
on the face of the cabinet. Install using wood glue and brad nails.


Using 1x2 boards, cut trim to cover all the exposed edges of plywood
on the face of the cabinet. Install using wood glue and brad nails.
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To construct the door, start by trimming out the frame like a picture
frame. Using a miter saw set to 450, cut two boards 78” long and two
boards 30” long.


To construct the door, start by trimming out the frame like a picture
frame. Using a miter saw set to 450, cut two boards 78” long and two
boards 30” long.
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Lay out each side of the door like a picture frame. Drill pilot holes
through the sides of the frame. Apply glue to miter cuts and fasten the
frame together using 3-1/2” screws.


Lay out each side of the door like a picture frame. Drill pilot holes
through the sides of the frame. Apply glue to miter cuts and fasten the
frame together using 3-1/2” screws.
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Lay the cut sheet of plywood on the back of the door frame so that
1/4” of the frame is exposed on each side. Fasten together using wood
glue and 1-1/4” screws.


Lay the cut sheet of plywood on the back of the door frame so that
1/4” of the frame is exposed on each side. Fasten together using wood
glue and 1-1/4” screws.
×

Following the manufacturer’s installation instructions, attach door rail
to top 2”x6” board.


Following the manufacturer’s installation instructions, attach door rail
to top 2”x6” board.
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Project Information

Difficulty: Intermediate
Category: Garage

Materials Used:

  • drill bit for pilot hole

  • wood glue

  • 1-1/4” brad nails

  • 3-1/2” screws

  • barn door hardware kit

  • (7) 48”x96” 3/4” plywood

  • (7) 1”x2”x8’

  • (1) 2”x4”x8’

  • (5) 2”x6”x8’


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