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#1 posted 07-31-2018 12:00 PM


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

>> If you can picture it in your mind, Sketchup lets you build it, small learning curve, but even the basics like drawing a 4’x8’ of plywood and using the ruler to measure your cuts so you don’t waste any pieces is very handy

——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…———-

>> Your project, your design, the euro hinges are not that difficult and the Blum site is a great resource for finding exactly what kind of hinge you’d need… if you wanted a clean concealed look. Visible rustic style can work as well, just put in the time beforehand to figure out which hinge you’ll use and how and where it’ll screw to the cabinet.

——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

Sounds like a good plan, don’t paint any areas where you’ll be gluing the wood together, screw & glue is the strongest. If your friend has an 18g brad nailer, it’s a great trick to get things in place and held together with the brad nails while you pre drill and then sink the screws

——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…

It’s the frame on the bottom side of the cabinet, 2nd pic above, you’ll attach your casters to the flat inside the bottom grid putting a 2” “skirt” around the bottom. The rough drawing, (1st pic) is 46” tall, your 5” caster will recess 2” under the base giving you a total height of 49”

Good Luck

- ChefHDAN

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