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post #1 of 12 Old 03-12-2013, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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Scored Blockbuster Cabinets for the shop

Not exactly tool gloat, but close. I saw someone on CL giving away cabinets he got from a closing Blockbuster Video Store. Not sure if bought them or not, but he wanted them gone from his business. I got a 6' one and two 4' ones. Plus two thick, laminated counter tops that might be good for an assembly table. My back is killing me. They helped load them, but I had to get the off my truck, I made two trips.

They are still where the were photographed. I am waiting for my brother to try and get them in the basement. I may have to take, or cut, apart the 6' one to fit it down the stairs.

There are some more larger sections there, but I don't think I can take them. They will most likely go to the dump. I already took their tops though. I may go back for the drawer/door hardware.

They need a good cleaning and some screws to tighten them up in some spots.




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Nice find, never have too much storage!
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The big cabinet had to be sacrificed to the Wood Gods. It was too big, heavy and broken to be carried into my basement. I should have cut it in half, but I tried to take it apart and it went south. I have the drawers, full extension slides, other hardware and top. I can build new cases.
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Paul you are on a roll! I assume the birds will crap all over these too? :-)
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If they did it would wipe off the laminate easier than my RAS's MDF table. Lets just say it did not all come off the RAS. At least I now have a project to occupy my time while my QSWO dries out for my coffee table. Shop upgrades/rearrangement.
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Awesome find! I thought I was doing good with my cabinet section I nabbed at work. It barely fit in my hatchback, but it'll make a swell router table.
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I feel bad that the big unit got wrecked. I just could not get it moved into the basement. The particle board laminate is some heavy stuff.
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If they did it would wipe off the laminate easier than my RAS's MDF table. Lets just say it did not all come off the RAS. ....
perhaps next time, a drop cloth or tarp?

there's a solution to every problem.....you just have to be willing to find it.
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Did you find any VCR tapes?
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Fantastic find ! Great looking cabs for a shop. Certainly not a big deal, but did you get the keys for all of those locking doors and drawers ?
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No tapes and no keys. The keys would have been a great find.
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Nice haul.

I have 6 Blockbuster displays that I've used in my store for three years that I'm now trying to sell. They're free standing metal displays they used for candies, popcorn and to form the checkout lines. They called them "queue towers".
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