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#1 posted 07-09-2014 06:09 PM

I did a quick workup and estimate of just the materials using 3/4 birch plywood from HD @ 49/sheet. Two sheets with some left over for the next project.

Two sides at 13.25×84 inches
8 shelves @ 13.25×23 3/4”
1 Toe kick at 3 1/2×24 (white pine)

8 rails (white pine) 1 1/2 x 24
2 stiles (white pine)
1 1/2×24

$123 bux including 8.25% sales tax.

Note: Final cuts may vary slightly.

I don’t see where the problem is. This would result in nice shelves with a face frame to add to the appearance (and hide dadoes). The only thing left off is the cost of paint/primer and labor.

I say go for it.

It should come out looking something like this, just wider, taller and with more shelves. The ones in the pic are adjustable using shelf pins. 3/4 inch birch sides, top and bottom, half inch back. This is a wall cabinet ready to paint. the face frame is poplar.

I also applied edge banding to the shelves to hide the edge grain of the plywood and give it a finished look.

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