Make Your Own Kitchen Cabinets
However you can still redo them to make them more functional.
Make your own kitchen cabinets. This is a first of a series of videos where i will demonstrate how to build a complete set of cabinets for a small kitchen using only a small set of relatively inexpensive tools. If you have cabinets that you can still make work for your kitchen then by all means keep them and save yourself a lot of money. Use this for your shelves later. If you dont go with a panel style door then you have a chance of them warping over time especially in the kitchen if they get wet or damp.
Once you rip 3 strips at 12 wide you have a strip about 10 or so leftover. Make sure that the width of the bottom section accounts for the width that will be added by the side pieces being added on either side. With the right tools and a little know how theres no reason why your cabinetry project shouldnt be a huge successin this article well help you decide whether a large scale cabinetmaking project is right for you. Easy tutorial to build your own kitchen cabinet carcass with pocket holes.
Depending on the height you make the upper cabinets you should be able to get two upper cabinets from a sheet including enough for shelves from one sheet of plywood. Now with the doors you dont have to make them as complex as he does though it is better to have them made at least in a similar fashion if you can. The bottom piece will be 24 deep but the width will depend on the dimensions of your kitchen. You can do this by adding inserts that are able to be pulled out.
The kitchen cabinets turned into my own little project it was something i was equally stressed and terrified about and dont get me wrong they are not perfect but im very happy with them. Oooh they have doors relax. You can make doors using just your tablesaw and a general purpose blade to cut the joints. While building kitchen cabinets is not overly difficult it can be a big jobeven for an experienced carpenter.
Okay lets hear emyour excuses for not making those cabinets you could use everywhere from your kitchen to your workshop. Before you take on this diy project in your own home you should understand that it does require some basic woodworking knowledge precise measurements and certain tools of the trade. Again for wall cabinets the depth will be somewhere between 12 14 not 24. You will want to cut two of these pieces per cabinet for wall cabinets.
The main cabinet boxes themselves i built out of 2x4s and 3 inch long screws they would not be going anywhere.