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Garage cabinets

3/21/19       
Matt Calnen

I have a customer that is looking for garage cabinets. They want something durable that wears well with rough use. They saw pictures online of shelves and drawer bottoms lined with thin gauge stainless steel. Does anyone know of a source for what I assume is a peel and stick stainless steel sheet? Also, I was planning on using a thicker 2-3mm pvc edgeband on prefinished plywood. Any other thoughts or ideas on garage cabinets? I was going to suggest Michigan maple block tops for countertops. This is a summer home where they have two sons that are bicycle gear heads and want to be able to work on their bikes in the garage. Thanks

3/21/19       #2: Garage cabinets ...
Jim Herron

You can buy metal laminate from WilsonArt applied by contact adhesive
I'd suggest stainless or galvanized clad counters, both hold up well to wrenches and grease. Wood would look great right after installation.

3/21/19       #3: Garage cabinets ...
rich c.

The humidity swings in a garage can be brutal. No idea where you are, but around here two cars can be pulled in covered with snow and salt. There would be a lot of movement going on with a wood top.

3/21/19       #4: Garage cabinets ...
duster

I've used a material called BauBuche for garage, kitchen, and commercial countertops. It's a laminated beech product from Germany that comes in 25" x 130" panels, 1.25, 1.75, & 2.25" thick.
Very stable and hard. It's cheaper than the maple butcher blocks too. My lumber distributor, Intermountian Wood Products carries it, not sure if it's available in your area.


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3/31/19       #6: Garage cabinets ...
John Bishop  Member

You might consider a product called Statbord. Google it, itís available in many different thickness choices and colors. We have used this many times for both outdoor cabinets as well as garage cabinets. Iím a boater and stool it from the boating industry.

It machines like a typical plastic on all normal woodworking equipment. Sanding edges is tough and will gum up paper quickly as it cuts.

Great product, good luck

DJB

3/31/19       #7: Garage cabinets ...
John Bishop  Member

sorry that is spelled Starboard.

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