I just installed some new heavy-duty steel garage cabinets that I got at Home Depot. My old garage cabinets were worn, tired, and didn’t match my black tool cabinet and lockers. They were really more suited as cheap cabinets for a laundry room. The humidity fluctuations in my garage caused the shelving to warp slightly. No bueno. I needed something strong that would last the test of time.
We’re in process of switching around our kids’ rooms, and our oldest has moved into his own room. One of the projects to tackle was getting him a desk to go under his new lofted bed. When I was kid I had an old mid-century steel tanker desk painted a lovely 80’s beige. It wasn’t much to look at, but it could and did take all the abuse a boy could throw at it. They don’t call them tanker desks for nothing. For YEARS it sat mostly unused in my parents’ basement. Thankfully, they kept it! Here’s the before: