Intro: Parts Washing Stand From Old Stereo Cabinet
When I did the renovations on my garage, I needed a place for my 5 gallon parts washer. I wanted it close to my workbench and to be easily accessible. I had an old stereo stand that I got with my first stereo. It had been collecting dust in the basement for years, (I have a hard time throwing good stuff away.)
This cabinet had glass doors and a glass lid. I removed the glass. It also had a fixed top shelf with three adjustable shelves below it. I removed the fixed shelf because it was too high for the parts washer. I used just on of the adjustable shelves to hold the parts washer at a height that is perfect for me. Below the washer is the perfect place to keep my bicycle tools, tool box.
On the stand, I drilled a hole in the top on the back wall to fit a folding light. In the other corner of the back wall, I used a 1/2" straight gas pipe fitting and attached it using a 1" electrical conduit U strap. This holds my parts washing brush. On the wall behind the parts washer, I had an old floor type 45 degree angle electrical plug in box. I wired this with an old extension cord and plugged it into an outlet. I plug my parts washer and light into this.
I placed the stand between two filing cabinets and attached the cabinet to the two filing cabinets for stability. These filing cabinets give me a place to put my washed parts on. I also put a paper towel holder on a shelf behind the parts washer.
This stand works perfect for my purpose and is a great use of an old stereo cabinet.