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Outdoor Storage Cabinet

Hey guys!  I’m still working on our outdoor space right now and nothing irks me more than clutter!  Our patio table is usually the collect-all for towels, sun screen, bug spray…you name it!  I looked online for an outdoor storage cabinet and could not find one that I liked under $500!  Yikes!  I headed on over to Ana’s and found plans for a book shelf.

I modified the plans for the shelf measurments to fit our storage needs.

This was a super easy (nap-time) build.  I also built this inside because it is HOT out right now:)

I spaced the first two shelves out this way to fit my hubs TV and cable box.  It will be so nice to hide them in this cabinet;)

I spaced the rest of the shelves out evenly for random storage:)

I predrilled for 2″ screws per Ana’s plans and I also used Gorilla Glue Wood Glue for every joining piece.

I love the trim on the top and it was easy!!!

That’s it for the cabinet… Now for the doors

I chose fence panels to construct the doors so they would match our fence…fun:)

So, that’s all I have for now!  I will be back soon to share the rest of the cabinet!

~Ashley

18 Comments

  1. Lisa @ Creative Raisins on July 4, 2011 at 1:55 am

    So far it looks fantastic, I cannot wait to see the finished product

    • Ashley on July 4, 2011 at 2:59 pm

      Thank you so much Lisa:)

    • Ashley on July 4, 2011 at 3:09 pm

      Thank you Lisa!

  2. Heather Bell on July 1, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    That is awesome!! Good for you!! I have been thinking of doing make my own tables, arbor, etc. for my yard. PS. Like your dr. pepper door stop!

    • Ashley on July 4, 2011 at 3:01 pm

      LOL! Thanks you Heather:) Go for it!!!!

  3. Nancy on July 1, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    I love Ana’s site. I found it through your postings. I so love what you do and still waiting to start my first piece. Can’t wait to see this when done. I love the door idea!

    • Ashley on July 4, 2011 at 3:02 pm

      Thank you Nancy! It is addicting! Good luck on your first build:)

  4. stephanie on July 1, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    I can’t wait to see the finished cabinet.

    • Ashley on July 4, 2011 at 3:02 pm

      Thank you Stephanie:)

  5. Journey on July 1, 2011 at 4:03 am

    What a great idea….I’m thinking the garage for the “grill” stuff, charcoal, mitts, etc! Anxious to see the finished product also. Also liking the tables in the 2nd picture – are those nesting tables? Did you make them?

    • Ashley on July 4, 2011 at 3:03 pm

      Thanks so much! I can’t wait to have a place for all that junk:) Those are actually bar stools purchased at World Market:))

  6. Reenie on July 1, 2011 at 1:52 am

    Love it ~ girl you are so frickin’ talented =)

    • Ashley on July 4, 2011 at 3:04 pm

      LOL thank you Reenie:)))

  7. Jan on July 1, 2011 at 12:36 am

    Girl, you read my mind! An outdoor storage cabinet is exactly what I’ve been thinking about. We don’t have a place for pool supplies, grilling supplies, etc. Can’t wait to see the finished product!

    • Ashley on July 4, 2011 at 3:09 pm

      Thanks Jan! I know….so sick of clutter! Can’t wait for it to disappear:)

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