|Project by JasonZahn||posted 02-08-2015 01:44 PM||1276 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
I’m wrapping up the finishing details on a pantry cabinet for our kitchen, which I’ve been renovating for what seems like forever.
As a new wood worker, this was a challenging project, and I learned immensely from jumping in and going for it.
About the cabinet: I used 3/4” prefinished birch ply for all case parts, with the exception of the back, which is 1/2”. Joinery was nothing fancy- I used pocket hole joinery and screws and glue for most of it. I figured this was the easiest approach being a newbie, plus being a painted project it was a good option. All things said and done, it ended up rock solid. The face frames on the main cabinet and the interior units are poplar.
The interior units are basically little independent face frame units that are mounted to the vertical center divider with piano hinges. They swing out, which allows for full access to the rear adjustable shelves, mounted on standards.
The top portion of the cabinet allows storage for serving trays etc., however I need to build a step stool for my wife…the pantry is 96” tall.
I feel sort of like a cheat, but I outsourced the doors. I wasn’t comfortable with my skill level to tackle the big lower doors…I figured I’d be better off starting on a smaller scale. I used a company named Raw Doors, and they turned out great. I am really pleased with them.
The cabinet was painted with a Benjamin Moore product that self levels. I cannot say enough about this paint. The name escapes me right now, but I want to say it might be called ‘Advanced’ or something. It left a fantastic finish that I know I couldn’t have achieved with ‘regular’ paint.
I still have to trim out and paint the toe kick, and add the crown to the top.
The overall dimensions are 96” tall, 36” wide, and 24” deep.
Thanks for looking!