Flood Recovery - Camp kitchen conversion #2: Gutting, painting, carcass and shelves

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Blog entry by FreddieMac posted 04-24-2018 01:27 PM 532 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So made some progress on the cabinet. First thing is I removed all the old shelves and the two front pieces. That left me with an open empty carcass.

I took some 1/4 plywood and decided to start cutting out the sides and back for each self. I took a 1×3 and made a couple of new front stiles. The stiles are held in with glue and pocket screws.

I used some scraps to build a simple interior support. I decided to do it this way because of cost. As I stated before the counter top is anchored to the wall so the cabinet it self is really not supporting any weight. I had a bunch of scraps in my shop. So building these little box panels was a quick deal. They literally consisted of just 1×2 scraps cut to length and height, skinned with 1/4 sanded plywood and painted high-gloss white. Then it was just a matter of popping them in and nailing them down.

Also, I had some 1/2 MDF so I decided to make those shelves. My wife will be buying some baskets for the two cubby holes, so I know there will not be any weight on those shelves. That MDF will be plenty strong enough.

Once I got the shelf supports installed, I painted everything with a sponge roller and a high-gloss paint. It got a bit late at night so I stopped. Today I will work on securing the shelves to the carcass walls and building the trim pieces for the front of the shelves.

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