|Project by Salty||posted 03-31-2010 12:33 AM||2025 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
This is my first interior “home improvement” project. The laundry room was a good place to get my feet wet with cabinetry work. I decided that we needed some storage above the washer and dryer. I chose a simple design with simple maple doors. The cabinet carcasses are nothing special—just the white melamine particle board joined with a bunch of pocket screws. For something in the normal living areas I’ll use dados and better wood. I kept things simple on the doors by using sub tenons with prefinished 1/2” maple ply panels. I don’t have the fancy rail and stile router bits. If I do more cabinetry projects then I’ll upgrade my router system. Lastly, I pre-finished the rails/stiles with satin poly and then glued everything up. I just built and installed an identical cabinet to the left of the one in the picture. I still need to add some trim around the walls. I had a lot of fun with this project and I learned a lot. Thanks for looking.
Update: I added a few more pictures. I messed up on setting the counterbores for the hinges. I ended up repairing the hole with a Dutchman patch. The space between the cabinets will get a 1.5” white strip. This will be a good place to put some hooks.