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steve singh

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3,995 posts

53 months

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Thinking about putting kitchen units into a detached (relatively new build) garage - thought they could offer a good means of tidy storage.

I was just wondering given the lack of heat etc. In the garage (they'll be at ambient external temp) would they begin to rot etc.?

If so, any alternatives?

TIA

OldSkoolRS

2,887 posts

59 months

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I've had a cheap MFI wall unit in my garage for about 3-4 years. I bought some extra ones from Wickes earlier this year (so they haven't done a winter yet), but no reason to expect any issues based on the existing one.

igiveup

2,336 posts

162 months

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we've had some old late 70's kitchen cupboards in our garage for over 10 years. no problems at all.

blueST

2,287 posts

96 months

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As long as they aren't wet with damp or condensation, I can't see there being an issue. Make sure you get the ones with plastic legs, so there's no board in contact with the floor, and maybe put a bit of plastic between the cabinet and the wall to prevent any damp coming that way.

falkster

4,207 posts

83 months

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I have wall units in my garage for a few years now, my wife thought soft close was a step too far though - I told her to find somewhere else for her washer and dryer!
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Pooky67

502 posts

39 months

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Belt and braces would be to seal off any raw chipboard edges with silicone and get them off the floor on plastic legs.

ColinM50

1,086 posts

55 months

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igiveup said:
we've had some old late 70's kitchen cupboards in our garage for over 10 years. no problems at all.
+1 though mines been there for closer to 20 years, ner nerbouncewoohoo

redgriff500

9,064 posts

143 months

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They are fine to use but obviously won't take heavy tools / oil / abuse very well.

Some on the metal products at Machine Mart / Big Doug / Ebay are pretty good value

steve singh

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3,995 posts

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Thanks everyone - plan is to attach at eye level on the garage wall so sounds like I should be ok...I'll check out the metal variety recommended too smile

richardxjr

3,788 posts

90 months

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I've got the cheap Wickes off the shelf ones too, no problems.

At eye level, you should have room for another layer on top. I've got 2 rows x 5 double wall units, and a small space (before the boarded ceiling) for timber lengths etc on top.



igiveup

2,336 posts

162 months

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ColinM50 said:
+1 though mines been there for closer to 20 years, ner nerbouncewoohoo
hehe

steve singh

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3,995 posts

53 months

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richardxjr said:
I've got the cheap Wickes off the shelf ones too, no problems.

At eye level, you should have room for another layer on top. I've got 2 rows x 5 double wall units, and a small space (before the boarded ceiling) for timber lengths etc on top.
Brilliant - I'll pop to Wickes on the weekend to check out quality, style, size and pricing smile

98elise

4,835 posts

41 months

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Wickes off the shelf range is limited, but very cheap. For a garage you should consider the solid oak door ones they do ( available off the shelf).

LooneyTunes

3,291 posts

38 months

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Worth checking out Ikea too - especially if you want to add base units later (theirs don't have space for services so have more space inside).

williredale

2,066 posts

32 months

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Surely the only way to kit out a garage / man cave is with old units that have just been ripped out of someones kitchen? Any imperfections can be covered with stickers or pictures of cars.

pherlopolus

574 posts

38 months

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I was going to suggest finding someone who is having a new kitchen and have to old ones... I think we ended up selling our entire kitchen including appliances for £300 and that was much more sturdy than the cheap chipboard ones

steve singh

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pherlopolus said:
I was going to suggest finding someone who is having a new kitchen and have to old ones... I think we ended up selling our entire kitchen including appliances for £300 and that was much more sturdy than the cheap chipboard ones
I've checked on ebay without much luck - if anyone knows of anything let me know!!!

Flares&Chestwig

577 posts

88 months

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I went down the ebay route and the IKEA PS cabinet range which are metal, not great pictures but give you an idea. There often on ebay and about £15 a go, the long horizontal ones are suppossed to be TV cabinets, I just took the legs off.







Edited by Flares&Chestwig on Wednesday 10th October 14:21

geeks

808 posts

19 months

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williredale said:
Surely the only way to kit out a garage / man cave is with old units that have just been ripped out of someones kitchen? Any imperfections can be covered with stickers or pictures of cars.
This! Mine are ripped out of a kitchen from the 70's and the worktop from our old kitchen fitted in the 90's covered in oil, stickers, glue and all other kinds of stuff! Have a bench vice mounted there too that holds up surpisingly well!

[quote=Flares&Chestwig]I went down the ebay route and the IKEA PS cabinet range which are metal, not great pictures but give you an idea. There often on ebay and about £15 a go



I do like this though looks all posh! Might have to invest....

Flares&Chestwig

577 posts

88 months

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Posh laugh Did the whole lot for about £180. I have a small garage so floor space to me is key so had to get as much off the ground as possible. Problem with cabinets though is they just get filled with crap you never going to use again, or maybe thats just me.
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