Board and Batten Shop Cabinets

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Project by SmallWoodShop posted 08-13-2011 07:23 PM 8279 views 30 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made with Douglas Fir. I biscuit-joined the boards together before securing the battens on the inside of the doors with wood screws. It is mounted over baseboard heaters, so I insulated the bottom of the entire cabinet with two layers of duct wrap (works surprisingly well, zero heat felt inside the bottom cabinets). The handles are cast iron. Finished with satin polyurethane.

Update: It has aged well over time and the Douglas Fir has changed to a darker red. Will post some new pictures soon on my project page at and here at Lumberjocks.

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#1 posted 08-13-2011 07:34 PM

Nice. Time for a kitchen redo?

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#2 posted 08-13-2011 08:12 PM

very nice. I might steal your design for some cabinets I need to built for my mom in law.

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#3 posted 08-13-2011 08:15 PM

Ah, the kitchen is cherry shaker. Think I’ll leave that well alone…

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#4 posted 08-13-2011 08:37 PM

Awesome…definitely stealing this design as well!!!

-- jay,

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#5 posted 08-13-2011 10:34 PM

WoW real nice great job

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#6 posted 08-14-2011 12:54 AM

Certainly don’t look like shop cabinets—they’re better looking than my kitchen cabinets!

Well done.

-- --bch

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#7 posted 08-14-2011 12:57 AM

Nice shop cabinets.

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#8 posted 08-14-2011 01:59 AM

Those are reminisent of fine European designs. Nice, clean, simple lines and beautiful use of the wood… Wish I had done the same with my kitchen.

-- I'm not crying... That's dust in my eyes!

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#9 posted 08-14-2011 08:07 AM

Now were talkin…....

-- mike...............

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#10 posted 08-14-2011 03:03 PM

Worthy of the Kings, great shop!

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#11 posted 08-15-2011 01:05 AM

Love these! Very nice shop furniture. Very nice indeed.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#12 posted 08-15-2011 02:27 AM

Where did you get the doug fir, big box or distributor?

-- “Don’t tell me what can’t be done, tell me what you want done then shut up and get out of my way and let me do it!”

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#13 posted 08-15-2011 05:30 AM

My local lumberyard has it in stock, live in Alaska.

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