|Project by dingle||posted 06-10-2013 02:14 AM||873 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
Another project completed. My wife requested a cabinet so she could store some larger appliances in without having to lift them above her head to place on a shelf. Therefore, I went to work and made my own plans/design. A CABINET MAKET I AM NOT!!! I tried to keep the cost down as much as possible so I utilized 2×4’s (economy grade), osb board, luan board, wood plank flooring, built my own shelves, and purchase pre-finished oak doors and a pair of Hickory doors on the center cabinet. I did not router the doors, we have a place about 10 miles from where we live that sell hardwood doors of all designs and hardwoods. The doors are solid wood doors and ranged in cost from $7.00 to $14.00. Actually got the (2) Hickory doors for $12.00/each because of a small blemish on the interior of the doors that will not show. This cabinet will have a lot of utility. Main negative is the weight, however, I put it on rollers so my wife can move it around and clean under it. The pictures above is revealing the doors, the top which is made from the floating wood flooring which I glued to a piece of 1/2 inch plywood. I secured the top so no screws are shown from the exterior. I built a frame around the inside of the cabinet so top fits into the frame and is secured by screws drilled from the inside. If we ever have to get into the inside of the cabinet the top can easily be removed which exposes the entire inside. The front of the cabinet and sides are also wood flooring glued to the frame. There are two slide out shelves as shown in the fifth picture so my wife can slide the drill out, place her cooker on the shelf and slide it back in, this way she won’t have stand on her head and pull the heavy cooker out. This was another enjoyable project that was built from scratch with in expensive material and will have years of utility. I would estimate the total cost at under $100.00 for material. The cabinet is 8’ long and 26” wide and 34” tall.