Do it Yourself Garage Cabinets

If you are the do-it-yourself type of person, you will be impressed at the level of adaptability and customization our garage cabinet mounting systems have.

Almost everything about the construction and design of our cabinets is up to your creative ability. Determine the overall height and width of the entire cabinet, the depth, height and width of the inside shelving in our garage cabinet systems as well as how many shelves too. And, of course, because we do not supply the wood or material, you’ll also be able to choose what kind of material and what color.

Perfect for the do-it-yourselfer, as we supply you with everything you’ll need to get the job done, complete with instructions and helpful tips too.

Tidygarage cabinets are unique, offering quality and durability, together with affordability, while at the same time maintaining a level of customization that is not available in other prepackaged garage cabinets.

By requiring that our customers purchase their own wood to build the cabinets, it provides us with an opportunity, to not only save you time and money, but for you to build a custom cabinet solution that will ultimately be worth more than the value of the products you purchased to assemble it.

TidyGarage Does Not Supply The Wood

The cost of shipping wood is very expensive, running several hundred dollars for two, 4 x 8 sheets of plywood or melamine, which would be required to build one 4 x 4 foot cabinet. It is far less expensive to pickup the wood at a lumber yard, Home Depot, Lowe’s, or even have the wood delivered to you, rather then have it shipped.

What’s more, by choosing the material yourself, you determine the quality or grade of plywood or melamine, which is important because prepackaged garage cabinets many times will not point out the grade or quality. And, if you are disappointed with the look or coloring of the wood it can be costly and time consuming to sort out the exchange.

How Can I Create The Cabinet ?

Our basic cabinet is 4 feet wide and 4 feet high, with a shelf depth of approximately 24 inches or 2 feet. In order to construct the frame, doors and shelving, you would need two sheets of wood, approximately 4 feet wide and 8 feet high, preferably 3/4 inch thick. The cost will vary upon the grade of the wood. We recommend melamine because of it’s durability and its clean, polished look, as well as its cost too. You can purchase melamine 4 x 8 sheets from $12 up to approximately $40 per.

When you purchase your wood, you are usually allowed to have it cut and sized to your specifications – free of charge. You would request the first 4 x 8 sheet to be cut into 4 equal pieces – (4) 2h x 4w – this would constitute the top and bottom frame, and both side panels.

Note: Take care when sizing the frame of your cabinet and remember to allow a small amount of space beyond the wall mount bracket so doors may close completely without rubbing against shelving.

The second sheet is for your doors and shelving, again requesting the cut of 4 equal pieces. You now have all you’ll need to build your own custom-designed cabinet.