How To Build Base Cabinets
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The transformation of our guest bedroom into a crafts room continues this week.My wife and discussed a number of storage ideas and I drew up some sketches for some dressers that would fit beneath the window.
After much back-and-forth, we finally decided that what we really needed was a set of base cabinets.To design these, I closely examined our kitchen cabinets and just simplified those construction methods.
It's surprisingly easy to build base cabinets.Just make as many boxes as you like and hook them together.Start by building the individual cabinets.I made two for drawers and a center cabinet for shelves and doors.
These are made with 3/4″ (19mm) plywood, joined together with glue and pocket screws.The backs are 1/4″ (6mm) plywood.Gluing and tacking them on gives the cabinets a lot of strength.The drawer runners are strips of solid wood glued into place.
All the cabinets sit on a frame that creates a toe-kick area.Mine set on top of a heating vent, so I cut a hole in the front of the toe kick and installed a register.All three cabinets get scr*w*d together, then scr*w*d to the base.
I made my drawers out of 1/2″ (12mm) plywood with hardboard bottoms.These are just...