|Forum topic by MT_Stringer||posted 06-02-2013 04:49 PM||1314 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
06-02-2013 04:49 PM
Before I make a mess out of these, I could use your thoughts for building some cabinets. I have been searching You Tube, and perusing the various forums. However before I go any further, I have a couple of questions.Before the questions, here is my setup.
Since I plan to install the cabinets myself, I plan to use 3 1/2 inch plywood french cleats to make it easier on me.
First part of the reorganization of the garage is to install an upper cabinet in the cubby hole area (4’ wide x 6 foot deep).
I have already cut a sheet of 3/4 AC plywood into 11 1/2 inch widths. The first two cabinets will be 32×30 and 15×30. I will hang them side by side on the cleat to form a 47 inch width x 30 inches tall cabinet. It will be too difficult to build one cabinet and fit it into the work bench area so I figured it would be easier to build two and hang them separately.
I will also be building these cabinets with face frames for extra strength.
Questions for upper cabinets:
#1 What type of construction? – dado or pocket screws? I can do both. I will be storing paint, stain, power tools, etc.
#2 Should I include a solid back of 1/2 inch plywood or 1/4 inch or no back?
Your thoughts appreciated.
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