Introduction: Hidden Heated Cabinet.

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I had a pegboard in my garage with some unused space behind it. I wanted to make a cabinet for storing spray paint and for charging cordless drill batteries.

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I cut out the pegboard in between two joists, gaining an extra 4" of room.

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Added a 5/8" piece of old plywood for the back and side of the cabinet and sealed a small gap at the bottom with a piece of trim.

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Built a fairly simple door out of the piece of pegboard I originally cut out, more 5/8" plywood and some scraps I had laying around.

Also lined the cabinet with some cut off carpet for insulation and snaked some power in there for a lightbulb.
The bulb will keep the cabinet significantly warmer during the winter to keep the batteries for my cordless tools warm and anything else I don't want to freeze.

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That's it. Vote for me in the hidden cabinets contest if you like it.


Stone_UFO (author)2014-01-30


dchev (author)2014-01-30

I'm just using one 100w bulb now. It's so cold out that it keeps the cabinet around 5 degrees C. You can actually grab onto the bulb, which obviously you couldn't normally do to a 100w bulb. You're right though. A thermostat would help out a lot if it wasn't so cold here lately

Dominic Bender (author)2014-01-30

Nice idea for any unheated shop, but I would recommend using a thermostat for the bulbs. Lightbulbs can give quite a lot of heat, and you do not need the cabinet to be 70°C (158°F), which is what my two 60W-bulbs can achieve easily in my heating cabinet. Also, you will save quite a lot in electricity that way.

Thanks for sharing!

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