|Forum topic by RayD||posted 03-04-2013 08:51 PM||1279 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
03-04-2013 08:51 PM
Here goes nothing,
Full disclosure, i only have big box stores in my area to get supply’s, i’m going to paint it white and most likely throw a granite top on it, and I’ve got 2 kids (3 & 1) that plan on beating the crap out of it!
So, since i’m painting it i was thinking 3/4” MDF would be the best to use for the carcass. Would it also be wise to use it for the frame and doors/drawers? If no on MDF for the frame, 1” x 2” hardwood?
Am i OK using 1 part water 3 parts glue to edge the MDF sides (if need be)?
I’m thinking 1/2” plywood for drawer bottoms, and maple or birch for drawer boxes. Good choices?
Its going to be 48”W x 33”H x 21”d. I’m hoping to put 2 rows of drawers (on each end) with a 2 door cabinet in the middle. Is there a certain size ratio the cabinets should be to the drawers, or is it just preference?
18ga or 23ga nailer to attach the frame to the carcass?
I’m sure i got a few more, but this is a good start. I guess I’m a little further out then i thought!
Thanks for taking the time to help a rookie out!