|Project by PurpLev||posted 1818 days ago||4708 views||2 times favorited||14 comments|
So we just moved back to Belmont from California and cant really finish unpacking as we have way too many shoes between the 3 of us to just have them laying around – we need a shoe cabinet. So I wanted to make something to address that issue, but also supply us with some soft of bar-top near the entrance where we can put things down – the solution = a side board cabinet made of 3 sections, brought together with a single top. this way – we can always use those 3 cabinets for other things if we ever move, or decide to change things around.
the entire project is made of Birch Plywood, with just the face frame made of ripped hardwood maple that I had around. For the entire project I used a single 4’x8’ sheet, and some scrap leftovers from previous projects to make the shelves and drawers.
Up until this project I was using a cordless Circular saw as my main power tool but after this project I decided to buy a table saw to aid with repetitive cuts and less overhead of measuring and positioning the straightedge and later trimming all the pieces to exact same size.
I was planning on making the doors our of single piece of plywood, but since I ran out of plywood when it came time to make the doors – I opted to go for the frame-and-panel construction method – but still use the plywood that I had, basically to maximize the plywood usage by replacing most needed wood with a 1/4” panel. * Unfortunately – when you rip plywood to thin strips (to make the frame for the doors) it tends to get less stable, and warp -so some of the doors ended up being cupped I kinda anticipated that- and for now, these doors work fine – and since it’s only the doors- I can always replace them later on with hardwood made frame-and-panel version. so all in all – the cabinet turned out pretty nice, and works like a charm, and we love the unfinished color of it too.
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