Flat file map cabinets make great workshop storage

Recycling map cabinet office furniture.
Recycled for workshop storage.

I purchased two of these 5 drawer map cabinets. They are big! Too big for the house, which was the original destination. They are 48 inches wide and 36 inches deep. Two units stacked on top of each other makes a height of 36 inches.

 

 

 

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Recycled map cabinets make for high capacity storage

Re-purpose cabinets for workshop storage
Recycling cabinets

I obtained this bulk lot of 20 map cabinets at a government surplus auction. I was going to keep a few and sell the rest. But, nobody was interested so I am recycling them as storage solutions for the workshop.

 

 

 

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Utility Trailer construction tools storage cabinets

Contractors trailer tool storage
Contractors trailer tool storage

First thing I wanted to do was apply a wood preservative to the floor and areas susceptible to water damage. I had a 4 liter jug of Recochem Copper II Green Preservative in my garage. It was leftover from a project I did about 12 years ago, building wooden cribs and erecting highway signs. It was a full 4 liters so I couldn’t through it out. 🙂

 

 

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Community center bar storage solutions

Soda pop can storage
Soda pop can storage

I was called to provide a storage solution for behind the bar service at a local community center. The bartenders wanted a a easy access solution to open cans of pop while at the same time easy to clean. Dried, spilled soda pop is a sticky mess. There was also a need for a center cabinet for liquor bottles. After consulting with them for their needs here is my solution.

 

 

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