Being a homeowner has opened up a world of projects both digital and physical, especially with a dedicated garage. This post will be the first in a long series about the various projects I take on, both as a personal record and as a way to share the interesting things learned along the way. I’m titling the series the Homelab Logs, as homage to the homelabbers. Although that community is centered around sysadmins and DIY technologies, I hope to emulate that spirit of experimentation and learning in my approach to improving and upgrading our home.
These logs will not be as long or include as much writing as my usual posts, but will be a combination of photos and descriptions of the process. You can also tell from my numbering schema that I plan on writing many of these, and checking-in my work early and often.
With the intro out of the way, here is a brief overview of one of my biggest woodworking projects to date: an office cabinet for storage and organization. It was based on standard cabinet dimensions, and I built 3 drawers on the cabinet on the left, and 2 full length drawer slides on the right for easy access.
I’ve never built cabinets from scratch, and it was a great learning experience for my next time around. The cabinets were built with baltic birch plywood, and the drawer faces and doors were all cut from a single piece of maple plywood, for a continuous edge between them.