I left off calling this a Win, even though the upper half had no backside…
The goal was to match (more or less) this cabinet to the one alongside it. The backside of that cabinet has T&G beadboard along the bottom, and galvanized metal on the upper half. So I ordered some steel on Wednesday and it was ready for pickup this afternoon.
Got it to the shop, it was time to get busy.
First task was to lightly punch locations for screws.
Then drill holes.
The inside has to be sprayed using the same color paint.
I was lazy at this point and didn’t empty the unit but instead opted to install the back using a high-tech ‘Craftsman’ clamp to hold it in place while ‘screwing.’
And when all was done, it was done.
First time I’ve ever built a cabinet with a composite back like this one. Kinda neat, actually. Total cost was the $19 paid for the galvanized steel; the rest was leftover paint and salvaged pine 1x and beadboard material. As always, thanks for looking!
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