The problem is, some of my possessions don't take too kindly to being cold, like electric drill batteries, for instance. If you look online, you will find all kinds of opinions on the subject - take your pick. But, it is my opinion that cold NiCd batteries don't last as long in use as warmer ones, that they don't accept a charge as well, and will have a shorter life if they are kept in a cold environment. I have no opinion on NiMH batteries; I don't have any tools that use them.
Step 1: Framing up
In order to make my existing shelves into a cabinet, I simply cut plywood pieces for each end. After that, all I had to do to finish the construction was to build a pair of doors.