|Forum topic by jstewart||posted 07-16-2007 12:59 AM||3226 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
07-16-2007 12:59 AM
I want to build some wall and base cabinets for my garage workshop area. Something basic is alright. I bought 5 sheets of MDF to start. (The local Home Depot and Lowes don’t sell MDO, which Norm seems to prefer.) I just need something that has simple flat doors that I can install some locks onto. I have a kid on the way in only 3 weeks, so I’m planning ahead for when this girl starts snooping around. I don’t want her getting into a cabinet full of chisels, drill bits, glues, etc.
Here’s where I need some help. I know nothing about building cabinets. Really, I know very little about woodworking altogether. However, I’m willing to learn. What I would like to know is what basic things I need to do to build some wall hanging cabinets. I could, of course, just slap a bunch of MDF together using butt joints and then just drill them into studs on the wall. I’ve seen Norm build some that he hung using a wall cleat and a matching cleat on the cabinet itself. I think he used a lot of dados and rabbets (combined with tons of glue and brads) for his joinery. Any other simple ideas out there?
If you think you have some good, basic cabinets, please post your ideas (and photos)! Any help is greatly appreciated.
-- Joshua, Olathe, Kansas