I’ve been slow in building my kitchen cabinets, but I’ve made some progress. This blog is a few photos of the upper corner cabinet. I’ve bought and read many wood working books; each seemingly leaving me with questions or concerns, so I just kind of did this on my own. So far…so good. I’m an advocate of 3/4” plywood for all cabinets. I know it’s overbuilt, but they will last, and not fail in any way. No special strips needed to mount; just a level sill to hold them in place.
I used 3/4” birch ply, dadoed 3/8” inset for the top, and 1.250 inset from the bottom (to allow for under cabinet lighting)
The photos here are of a “dry fit” carcass. I checked for plumb & square, and they are dead on. I still have to cut the top and bottom on an angle, add a cherry hard wood edge, and design and build the face frame.
This is the first of the upper cabinets, and I have a little dilemna; I decided to make the depth of them 13”. That causes the door on the this cabinet to be only 13” wide, and that’s before the face frames. (I still might reduce the side walls an inch to allow for a wider door…but not sure yet). I know the deeper cabinets will allow for better storage of dishes, platters etc.
-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island