1. I'm a total newbie to woodworking.
2. I have a design background in both architecture and graphic.
Hello All. I'm in the planning stages of my first woodworking project and I have some questions.
My first project is going to be some garage cabinetry. I'm in dire need of some shelving and drawer space in there, so I went out and measured the areas between two walls that I want to build between.
Here is what I created in AutoCad.
Some notes on the design:
a. I created equal divisions across the entire area. So every door and drawer will be the exact same width. Each division is 1'-3-3/16" wide.
b. Not sure what to use for material yet. I need strong shelving to support about 600 magazine collection which will take up on of the tall side shelving areas.
c. I plan to use edging on the adjustable shelves to increase strength.
1. Does this look like a good layout for some cabinets?
2. Do I need to leave some empty space on the left/right/top against the walls?
3. Anything I have to watch out for, or be careful with, in a design such as this?
4. What materials would you suggest for everything?
5. What kind of hinges would you suggest for the doors? I want sturdy and long lasting.
6. Not sure if I should with a Faceframe design or frameless design. Your thoughts?
Thanks for the help guys. I hope this is the correct forum for these questions.