After many moons, I’ve been reading about cabinet construction. Some things were a mystery: why and when to dado, horizontal or vertical, ideal depth, other cabinet joinery, which joint works better here or there and why, etc. I purchased 5 cabinet books from amazon:
The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture & Cabinet Construction by Andy Rae
Cabinets And Built-Ins by Paul Levine
Illustrated Cabinetmaking by Bill Hylton
The Joint Book by Terrie Noll
The Complete Woodworker’s Companion by Roger Holmes
I am more comfortable with plywood for cabinetry in my mind, and now to put to practice. I needed a drill press cabinet to store a majority of hand power tools, drills, forstner bits, etc. So off I went, with the “tongue and groove’ method in mind. Of course, lots of learning mistakes were made. I now know to make a cut sheet, mark out the plywood and label them, measure twice and cut once. I did not follow these ideals when I started, only at the end :) Next will be cabinet organization with building some pull out drawers and deciding on which drill bits to keep, which to toss (I have way too many irrelevant drill bits), PVC pipe to hold the drills, etc. I had so much of this stuff laying here and there in my shop. This should help somewhat. No screws were used in this cabinet, all glue & tongue/groove with clamping. More experience coming up with the same as I must do the identical with my grizzly dual sander (you can see it partially in the last pic and the 4×8 sheet of plywood). Will need to make a home for all my sanding tools, sand paper, worksharp 3000, etc.
-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter