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#1 posted 10-21-2016 09:45 PM

Thanks for all the helpful advice. For the top, I had planned on following making the top out of 3/4” MDF and 1/2” MDF laminated together but I am tempted to return the 1/2” piece or save it for another project and buy another 3/4” piece and just make the top an even 1.5” thick.

I like the idea of using solid wood and planing it down on the center dividers if it comes to that point. I would like to get the case glued and screwed together before doing any trimming. The first priority is to make sure everything is square and then I will make the final determination as to how much trimming needs to be done if any at all. I just wanted to figure out what errors are acceptable and what I should try to correct. Considering all the dadoes that I had to cut for this project and cabinet building is still new to me I am actually happy that it turned out this well.

Scott, I thought locking casters might be awkward to operate if they were inset into a toe kick and I wanted to eliminate the hollow bottom. I may still put this on a Delta mobile base or something later but at least the bottom has a lot of surface area for wheels or a mobile base to mount to. The bottom will wind up being 1.5” thick to have a good sturdy base.

The plywood I have is some cheap leftover birch plywood from Lowes that I got. It is working fine for this project but definitely not something I would ever use indoors as the veneer does not seem like it would finish well. I get the impression that any sanding would take that veneer right off. But it seems to work well for my shop cabinets that only need clear coating.

Again, I appreciate all the responses. Thanks again!

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