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Cabinets and Tool Storage for New Garage

Old 01-11-2019, 09:09 PM
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Default Cabinets and Tool Storage for New Garage

Have new house that will be finished in a few weeks with a 2 car attached and a 3 car detached garage. Looking to build out the detached and use it as a workshop.

Started shopping for garage cabinets and tool storage and keep running into the New Age cabinets. Looks like they have 4 or so different lines and quite a few options.

Anybody ever used these and if so, what do you think? Im lookng at the Pro or Performance Plus series. Specifically wondering about the quality of the under-counter tool drawers. The rest just look like simple metal cabinets so I would assume they would be adequate for basic tool storage.

I’ve been hanging out on garagejournal.com but wanted to check to see if anybody here had any direct experience.

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Old 01-12-2019, 02:15 AM
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I have Newage Pro series in my garage. VERY well built and come completely assembled as there welded construction. You can literally stand in the cabinets and they won’t flex. If you keep watching online you will find them on sale at different places but you can’t change the package they put together. Like you I hung out on garage cabinet forums until I found a forum vender and gave them a call, I was able to get only the cabinets I wanted and still got a “package” price then he gave me another 10% off. I bypassed their wall hanging brackets and lagged them directly to the studs. I kept them up 6” off the floor so I could clean under them. I would purchase them again in a heartbeat.
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:51 AM
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My cousin has a 3 car garage with about 35' of the cabinets along the back wall. His are the Pro 3.0, and they seem very well made. The 5 drawer tool drawers are decent, but not of the quality or function of a good Snap-On or even Craftsman rollaway unit.
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:54 AM
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I used the Closedmaid stuff at Home Depot and four years later it’s still fine.
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:11 AM
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I have the pro in grey and black. Love it.
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I used a local closet cabinet shop to do my garage cabinets. They came out very nice.
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I put in a sealed bid on some Kitchen cabinet demo units at a closing Lowes for a set of cabinets and won. They working really nice. Got about 10 feet of uppers and lowers with sliding trays and drawers and a short run of counter top came with it. Some fancy stuff but its nice.
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Old 01-12-2019, 01:42 PM
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Vote for Husky brand cabinets. Bought them 10+ years ago and still as good as new. I have a lot of weight in one of the drawer cabinets and it has handled the weight with no problems.
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Old 01-12-2019, 01:47 PM
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I have the Gladiator cabinets in my garage and shop and overall quite happy with the construction/quality/value.
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There are many brands of tool cabinets that are great. Even the Harbor Freight tool chests are really nice. Many of my tools are kept in old and very heavy Craftsman tool chests. My electric hand tools are kept in a wall of 12" x 12" lockers, and the rest of my storage for paint, electrics, larger tools are in 24" shelves along 2 walls. I don't use more than 2 tool chests.

I'm also in the process of building a 24' x 36' boat garage-workshop at my lakehouse with overhead doors at both ends. I'm cutting 8' off my 10' x 20' metal building and moving it inside my new building to have a fully lockable and secure storage area.

After $1000 tools were recently lifted from inside my crew cab truck in my driveway, I'm going to install video cameras and CD Recorders at both homes and garages. You cannot be too security conscious in this day of unemployed thieves and methheads that are causing our community a great deal of problems.
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If you want some gucci stuff I carry Beta. I can have it sent right to your door. https://www.beta-tools.com/en/produc...equipment.html
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I'm cheap. I'd probably go to Habitat for Humanity re-sale shop and find some cabinets. You can get some incredible deals there. Besides, it's just a garage!
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