|Project by clin||posted 08-24-2016 03:03 AM||1788 views||10 times favorited||15 comments|
These are the cabinets I built for my garage converted to a workshop. There is a bath on the other side of this wall that I was able to plumb a sink into.
Cases are pre-finished birch plywood. Doors and drawers fronts are 3/4” Melamine. Cases were pocket screwed together. I used leg levers for the base cabinets. That is a sweet way to do it. Especially in this case because the garage floor slants towards the door.
I wanted a spot to sit at, as well as a file drawer.
I laminated the counter top myself and it was easy as everyone said.
Drawer boxes were made from 1/2’ Baltic birch plywood with butt joints using pocket screws and glue. Bottoms were 1/4” and some 1/2” just nailed and glued to the bottom, no dado or slot. I used water base poly on the drawer boxes.
Upper cabinets are mounted using French cleats. My shop walls are 100% covered in French cleats. This already helped because I found the 16” deep upper cabinet was in the way when using the sink. So I just moved it to another wall.
Pre-finsihed plywood is nice since it avoids having to finish the inside of the cabinets, and since I used doubled sided, it’s the outside too.