|Forum topic by tealetm||posted 03-15-2016 04:02 PM||559 views||1 time favorited||12 replies|
03-15-2016 04:02 PM
Hi Guys- I know this isn’t really a dedicated cabinet forum but I’m about to undertake a cabinet project and could use some advice and figured I’d come here since I’ve become a frequent reader of this site.
I just gutted and put back together my pantry/laundry room and will be building a large full height pantry cabinet. Ceilings are just over 8’, I have 16” of depth to work with (before I encroach on a window on an adjacent wall) and have over 4’ of width to play with. I’m figuring having it 4’x8’ to accommodate full sheets of plywood. Most likely I’ll stick to 12” of depth for the whole height.
Its an old home and the floors and ceiling are not level. Would you recommend building something like this as one unit in the shop and then setting it on a pre-leveled base and trim it out in place? Or would you recommend building two units, 2’x8’ or 4’x4’ and putting them together? I’m a little nervous about moving around a 4’x8’x12” cabinet. I am planning finished plywood for the box and then poplar for the face frame. It will all be painted later on.
Basic questions for now. I’m planning on splitting the unit in half storage wise, with one set of double doors on the bottom giving access to slide out shelves and another set of double doors on top serving fixed or maybe adjustable shelving. Are 24” door pairs too wide and cumbersome?
Any help would be appreciated while i start sketching out a design. I plan on starting in a week or so after I get my barn/shop setup.
Something similar to this just image I found on the web just to give you an idea (different dimensions)