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I am looking to rearrange my living room(garage). I was thinking of something like a kitchen cabinet type thing going along a wall. You know what I mean???

Sears is kinda $$$$. does anyone know of a place (Texas area) that has garage cabinets in a cheaply way ??

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I put 3 wall cabinets $58 each and 4 storage cabinets $118 each in my garage about 6 months ago. I bought them locally at Lowes but the link below shows some pics of the cabinets. If your tight on $$$$ you can add a cabinet as the budget allows.

So far they are holding up extremely well.

See tuff duty cabinets here

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Got any buddies in carpentry? People re-model their kitchens every day and throw away perfectly good, but dated looking, cabinets in the process. If nothing else, call a few kitchen remodeling guys and ask them for a few sets of throw-away cabinets. A little sanding, some primer & paint, new door pulls, and you've got a great set of garage cabinets!

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I put 3 wall cabinets $58 each and 4 storage cabinets $118 each in my garage about 6 months ago. I bought them locally at Lowes but the link below shows some pics of the cabinets. If your tight on $$$$ you can add a cabinet as the budget allows.

So far they are holding up extremely well.

See tuff duty cabinets here

Ditto on the Lowes cabinets. I just did my garage about a month ago. painted the floor, etc... Makes a big difference. Just looks so much better and everything is organized.

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Will second Loews. They also have killer deals on Kitchen cabinet installs gone wrong.

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remodeled the house... used the old kitchen cabinets in the garage... for low low budget find someone remodeling...

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for low low budget find someone remodeling...

That's what I did. I found a whole set of kitchen cabinets uppers & lowers from a remodel, "free" just to haul them off. The range hood cabinet I turned upside down and mounted it, the range hood area makes a great place to set/stare stuff plus you have a 16" cabinet underneath. Another thing I did was incorporate a couple old (free) dresser drawers in the lowers (some 24" skins nailed to the sides & top gives you the depth needed) The dressers are taller than your lowers so you have a nice storage area on top and those big deep drawers are great for larger items. Painted everything grey and wahhhhhhlahhhhh!

For counter tops use cheap 5/8" underlayment. Then put 1/8" "hardboard" on top of the underlayment, you can beat that 1/8" hardboard with a sledge and not hurt it, plus it has a nice smooth finish so you wont need formica or other hard surface material. If you do burn or damage the 1/8" all you need to do is pull it up and lay another piece without replacing the whole countertop.

ohhhhhhhhh forgot, Use some inch & a half Oak for a nice tough self edge.

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Dumpster diving is a great resource for garage furnitue. All my garage cabnets I have I got from roadside garbage pickup. It took some time, but I now have a nice setup. A little spray paint and they look like new. Garage sales are good sources too.

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If you have a table saw and some other woodworking tools, I can send you a copy of some plans that I did for some awesome strong garage cabinets. Lots of 2x4 + Melamine I-beam sections make them strong enough to hold really heavy storage stuff. Each cabinet section is 2'dX4'wX8't, with a middle shelf that is part of the strong structure, and movable shelves in the top and bottom halves. I built two banks of these big boys in our last house's garage....and then the wife wanted to move to a bigger house! :applause: On this 2nd house I was more lazy, and went with the Lowes/OSH approach.

If you want more light-duty kitchen cabinet style storage, then these won't be what you're looking for, though.

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