How to Make a Cabinet From Scratch For Extra Storage Space
In theory, cabinetmaking is not complicated as it’s basically building simple box shapes over and over. The project gets a little tricky when making the cabinet doors and matching drawer fronts that finish the job and complete the look. So cabinet building has several variations which may be used in construction, but basically involves box or case construction.
The simplest case construction is a box made of plywood. These can be softwood or hardwood plywood, and they can be painted or stained and varnished. Particle board, finished on one or two sides, is a common material for construction of some cabinetry. A case can also be constructed of solid wood, but these days solid wood is used only on small pieces or for extremely fine furniture.
Once you have chosen your wood and other materials, you’ll want to take stock of your various parts and wood pieces. You’ll want to label them according to where they will go in order to avoid confusion once the cabinet construction begins. You will then begin to assemble the cabinet base (all sides but the front) with heavy wood glue and/or screws. You can add shelving inside your cabinet base using wood glue and finishing nails. Vertical shelving dividers would also be nailed in next if used in your cabinet design.
Add handles and pulls
At this point you can install the decorative cabinet components, including handles and drawer pulls. You may need a drill and screwdriver for this step. Finally, you can bring the cabinet upright. If it goes on your wall, install it using a drill and screws.
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