|Project by Bob A in NJ||posted 08-27-2007 01:11 AM||1265 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
Just completed this cabinet system for some extra drawer space in our kitchen. Materials are 1/2” shop- grade plywood for the sides, tops and drawers and 3/4” solid cherry for the face frames and drawer fronts.
The beads around the drawers are made with a 1/4” roundover bit. Then each piece was mitered to frame the drawer front and then glued and stapled. The drawer fronts each needed a small kerf to make the shallow dado effect. The drawers are 14” deep and mounted in place with full extension slides.
This was my first project with 2 new tools in my shop. The first is a Kreg jig which I used to make the face frames as well as mount them on the carcase. All seem very strong and sturdy. Great tool.
These also gave me a reason to buy a HVLP Wagner paint sprayer for the latex paint which worked out pretty well. The latex paint matches the rest of the kitchen’s “lacquer finish”. You can see the rest of the kitchen in my “One Step Stool” project.
The counter top is temporary and made from MDF till we can get a real silestone piece made.
Cabinets are attached to the wall with French cleats which work great. Legs are pre-made from The Home Depot.
Not exactly fine woodworking but it was a fun project to make and wife is happy with the results.
Took two months to build trying to squeeze these into all the other summer activities but well worth it.
-- Bob A in NJ