First cabinet done (except for the back of course):
Again, sorry for the iPhone picture quality.
The completed depth without the back on is 10”. So with the back on I should still have plenty of room to shim against the wall for installation, while keeping the cabinet slightly recessed so it doesn’t stick out past the side wall – which would be bad of course, since I never intended the sides to be exposed. I’ll be doing an applied base as well, since I’ve read it’s easier to get things level (and in this house, nothing is level as is…)
I’m surprised all of my spreadsheet calculations are turning out to be correct, so I haven’t had to make any adjustments mid-course yet, thankfully. After I get some coffee in me, I’ll start working on throwing the second cabinet together, followed by starting work on the doors. I had planned on creating wood panels for this, however after some thought I think I’m going to use some of the 1/2” MDF I have for the panels, while still using this method to create the raised panel.
I’m also planning a trip to the local Rockler store to look at getting the hardware together for these. I may also go to one of the BORG stores and get some primer/paint so I can paint these while the weather is nice and I can leave the garage doors open to ventilate. An Earlex is on my wish list, but it’s not quite in the budget yet.
-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"