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#1 posted 07-30-2018 09:58 PM

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Ceasar, Welcome to LJ s

No worries, I like to practice with Sketchup when I can. I can highly recommend taking the time to learn how to use it and there are lots of good tutorials on YouTube, plus it s all free. I ve gotten to where I build and design everything 2 or 3 times digitally first and then have a lot less butt scratching and mistakes in the shop

——i am useless at drawing. in earlier life, I had access to many drafting products, but I am just useless :(———

Doors are a whole other bit of skill, you ll need to find the right style of hinge to use that will use a case hinge mount, consider battens on the inside of the door to help with the warping of the plywood. Most of the Euro hinges work with 3/4” stock and you ll need a 35mm bit to drill the cup, Kreg makes a good jig with the bit for $30 and it s set up for the Blum pattern which are great hinges

——you are kindly scaring me here… i was hoping that just screwing in hidge on top/bottom and glueing a rare earth magnets would do the trick. i basically just want simple doors to keep dust/etc out…———-

The layered 1/2” ply is just a work around for looks and strength, since I m assuming you do not have a table saw and router to rout dados to hold the shelves, 3/4” ply is sufficient for your top, bottom, and shelves

——i do not, but most of the prep would be done by my friend and she has a saw and other things in the garage. i would prob want her to glue in 1/2” plywood once it’s cut and sanded. then paint the outside areas. and, we’d assemble it here

The 2”x2” grid under the base will give great strength to the cabinet, at most maybe a square of 1/2” added at each caster location for some extra “meat” to screw into the base, but with the grid and 3/4” ply screwed & glued together, you ll be fine. Make sure to place your casters as close to the corners as you can and still have full swivel. The 3” size will be slightly concealed by the grid and yet you should still be able to get to lock the front ones.

——I am not sure what you mean by 2×2 grid or where it would be located. would you please elaborate? the casters are heavy duty and are 5” tall and like 2lbs each. my max height is 55” that’s why I wrote initially 47” knowing that casters are 5” and to leave me some room for mistakes/improvements…

thank you :)

Good Luck

- ChefHDAN

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