This project will match some existing cabinets for a customer of
mine. There will be a base unit about 68" long, an applaiance garage, and
an upper cabinet the same size. The face frames are maple and the sides
are made from cabinet grade maple plywood. The drawer fronts are salvaged
from other cabinets so they will match perfectly.
Here's a shot of the base.
There will be a toe kick heater under this cabinet. So there needs
to be an access to maintain the heater blower, and for installation.
Here's a pic of the face frame. It's glued on with biscuits to aid
with alignment. All the corners of the faceframe are blind half lap joints.
I like half lap joints because they are very strong and will keep the unit
The rest of the fase frame members will be added later using pocket
to see how pocket hole joinery works!
This drawing shows the "blind" part of the half lap better. The
drawing is seen from the inside of the faceframe. No end grain can be seen
because of this design.
Here the face frame is complete and some of the drawers are installed.
These are the recycled drawer fronts, the other I will make.
Almost done with the first bit, still need some knobs. The unit
was designed by the customer.
The large drawer is really two drawers. You can see the second drawer
hiding in this picture. The front of this drawer will have a recess on
bottom of the drawer front to pull this drawer open.
And here's a pic of both drawers. I like to paint the inside of
my drawers with three coats of oil based paint. This makes them easy to
keep clean. The drawers are 1/2" birch plywood and joined with a 45
degree lock miter joint, more on this here.
Here's the upper cabinet, built to the same specs as the lower.
And between these two units will be an appliance garage...
The appliance garage is made with a "premade tambout" or roll top unit.
The face frame is solid maple like the other units.