Shop Designs #1: Hanging Cabinets - Construction

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Blog entry by depictureboy posted 09-23-2009 01:20 AM 2298 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well in order to move up to building household furniture I have to show the boss what I can do…So I am starting with some shop cabinets. Nothing fancy, they are made of mdf. I matched the dimensions off one of the cabinets in my kitchen.

I am planning on using just ripped 2×4 for the face frame, ill eventually add doors too.

Obviously I need a lot of practice…but I realize I need a lot more clamps than what I have.

I was able to get a crosscut sled done for the project as well.

I already am thinking of ways to improve it. And will do so on the next project…I only used 1/2” mdf for the bottom. I did use a detachable fence that was made of 2 laminated birch plywood sheets. I tried using tnuts to secure it to the bottom, but next time ill go from the bottom with then t-nuts countersunk, or use threaded inserts. that will give me the ability to get it in parallell with the bolts then put a couple screws in for added stiffness. I am also planning on putting a layer of hardboard on top before I do the fences so that I can change out part of it as a no clearance insert.

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.

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