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!


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  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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?

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

  4. 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!