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Project by SplashMaster posted 04-19-2020 11:54 AM 949 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Kitchen Cupboard Cabinet

I made this cabinet to act as a pantry as our house does not have a dedicated pantry space. The size is based off of a few old country kitchen pantries’ that I have seen and the overall design is from various pictures I viewed on the internet. I drew up the plans in sketch up and based the shelf distances on the types of items that were to be stored on them.

The trim, face frame, shelf edge banding, and doors are made from the hard wood Utile and the cabinet case and shelf’s are made from African Mahogany Plywood. This was my first time using a rail and stile router bit set to make the doors and raised panels. Overall I’m pleased with the way they turned out, however the cheap bit set I purchased require a good bit of adjusting of the washer shims to make the pieces fit together right (and they didn’t have instructions of course). For the trim I made a cove cut utilizing the table saw, which was another first for me that went very smoothly but it sure did require a lot of sanding to smother out those saw blade marks.

The case and shelf constructions is dado and rabbit joints. For the cabinet hard ware, I used 4 soft close euro cup hinges per door and soft close full extension under mount drawer slides. This was a big expense for the cabinet that was well worth the investment. Lastly, I made the ladder shelf door storage rack mainly sized for can food storage. The spindles were turned on the lathe and the shelf’s are set in dadoes. Everything was just glued together to avoid any nail or screw hole filling, witch certainly extended the build time on this piece, but I am glad I took the extra time. The finish is General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Satin.

Overall dimensions: 68” Tall, 42” Wide, and 18 ½” Deep

Thanks for stopping by,

Matthew Stillwell





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DonDA

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#1 posted 04-19-2020 12:36 PM

Gorgeous! great job. I really like the color and finish. Good design as well.

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

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SplashMaster

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#2 posted 04-19-2020 01:04 PM



Gorgeous! great job. I really like the color and finish. Good design as well.

- DonDA

Thank you Don! It is some beautiful wood for sure.

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LeeRoyMan

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#3 posted 04-19-2020 01:25 PM

That looks great.
Smart to use Sketchup, it’s perfect for this.

Nice work!

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Madmark2

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#4 posted 04-19-2020 01:48 PM

Excellent work!

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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sras

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#5 posted 04-19-2020 02:50 PM

Beautiful cabinet!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Oldtool

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#6 posted 04-19-2020 05:23 PM

Beautiful build, something to be proud of.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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SplashMaster

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#7 posted 04-19-2020 05:32 PM



That looks great.
Smart to use Sketchup, it s perfect for this.

Nice work!

- LeeRoyMan


Thank you Lee!


Excellent work!

- Madmark2


Thank you!


Beautiful cabinet!

- sras


Thank you Steve!


Beautiful build, something to be proud of.

- Oldtool


Thank you! Im sure it will be around longer than me.

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BlueRidgeDog

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#8 posted 04-19-2020 06:49 PM

Doors are fantastic. Well designed and well executed. Raised panel doors are easier with better tools, but also easier with a few hundred behind you.

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crowie

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#9 posted 04-20-2020 01:04 AM

That’s a beautiful piece of furniture, superb craftsmanship sir.
It looks way to good for a kitchen pantry.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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SplashMaster

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#10 posted 04-20-2020 01:20 AM



Doors are fantastic. Well designed and well executed. Raised panel doors are easier with better tools, but also easier with a few hundred behind you.

- BlueRidgeDog


Thank you BlueRidgeDog, I must say it sure was easer the second time around.


That’s a beautiful piece of furniture, superb craftsmanship sir.
It looks way to good for a kitchen pantry.

- crowie


Thank you Peter, I actually hope to use this cabinet as a wardrobe one day if we ever move into a house that has a pantry.

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swirt

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#11 posted 04-20-2020 02:29 AM

Beautiful work.

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lightweightladylefty

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#12 posted 04-20-2020 06:19 AM

Matthew,

What a sense of accomplishment you must feel with the flawless results of your first-time feats! Absolutely beautiful!

L/W

-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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therealSteveN

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#13 posted 04-20-2020 06:25 AM

Awesome cabinet. I could see this used in the Kitchen as a pantry cabinet, in a bedroom, or a walk in closet, or even in a shop. Gorgeous.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#14 posted 04-20-2020 10:22 AM

This is very well done! Just hate to see it get banged up with can goods! Congrats on DT3

-- Petey

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