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Tools

Tape Measure
Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
Drill
Square
Sander
Kreg Jig

Lumber

One half sheet of ¾” plywood
One quarter sheet of ½” plywood
1 – 1×2 at 3’
4 – 1×3 at 8’
1 – 1×6 at 6’
2 pieces of ½” trim at 6’
2 pieces of 2-1/2” trim at 6’

Materials

1-1/4” pocket hole screws
Edge banding for the plywood, optional
1 – Cupboard catch
1 set of hinges
Decorative punched aluminum
Turnbuttons and screws
Wood filler
Sandpaper
Wood glue
Finishing Supplies

Cut List

4 – 1×3 at 25-3/4” – Side Frames
4 – 1×3 at 24-1/2” – Side Frames
2 – 1×6 at 24-1/2” –Side Frames
2 – ½” plywood at 11” x 24-1/2” – Side Panels
1 – ¾” plywood at 23-1/2” x 25-3/4” – Back
1 – ¾” plywood at 23-1/2” x 28-3/4” – Bottom
1 – 1×2 (ripped to 1” wide) at 23-1/2” – Upper Stretcher
1 – 1×3 (ripped to 2-1/4” wide) at 23-1/2” – Lower Stretcher
2 – 1×3 at 18-1/4”- Door Frame
2 – 1×3 at 21-1/2” – Door Frame
1 – ¾”plywood at 26” x 30-1/2” – Top
2 – ½” trim at 30” – Upper Trim
2 – ½” trim at 26” – Upper Trim
2 – 2-1/2” trim at 30” – Lower Trim
2 – 2-1/2” trim at 26” – Lower Trim

Instructions

Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save our plans, be sure to check back before starting your build, to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using.

Step 1

Cut the pieces for the side frames. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes at each end of the shorter 1×3 pieces and the 1×6 piece.Cut the pieces for the side panels. Set the Kreg jig for ½” material and drill pocket holes in all four edges.Attach one set of the shorter side frame pieces to the side panels using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws, then attach the 1×6 pieces in the same manner. The back face of the panels should be flush with the back face of the frame pieces.Attach the side panel assemblies and the remaining 1×3 frame pieces to the longer frame pieces using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 2

Cut the piece for the back. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in the side edges, as well as the top edge. Attach to the side frames using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 3

Cut the pieces for the bottom. Drill pocket holes in the side edges as well as the back edge. Attach to the sides and back as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 4

Cut the pieces for the stretchers. Drill pocket holes in each end and attach as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 5

Cut the pieces for the door frame. Drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter pieces.Cut the piece for the door panel. Set the Kreg jig for ½” material and drill pocket holes in all four edges.Attach one set of the shorter side frame pieces to the side panels using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The back face of the panels should be flush with the back face of the frame pieces.Attach the door frame assembly to the longer frame pieces using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Install the hinges according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Make any necessary adjustments so that the door has a 1/8” gap around all sides in the opening. Install the cupboard catch.If desired, cut and attach the decorative aluminum in the opening using the turnbuttons and screws.

Step 6

Cut the piece for the top. The edges will overlap by 1/2”. Attach using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails through the top into back and side panels, as well as the upper stretcher.

Step 7

Cut the pieces for the trim. Attach the side pieces first, using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails, then attach the front and back pieces.

Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired.

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