I am going to try and new project. Never made cabinets before. Researched and You-tubed like crazy. So many opinions. Mine are going to be:
1 each= 30"W x 14"D x 38"H
2 each =29"W x 14"D x 38"H
1 floor to ceiling cabinet 18"W x 24"D and the height to be determined.
Would love some input on wood choice for the carcass only. I have the doors already sorted out.
These are going to be for a laundry room. So I don't need highend, but certainly want something nice and durable.
Appreciate your input.
It all depends on the finish you are looking for (Paint or Stain). I use pretty much baltic birch on on my cabinet carcasses and maple on the face frames and doors with MDF panels if painting. Oak (in not staining) needs a grain filler or lots of sanding, but the grain will show through.
I have the face frames and doors covered. Reclaiming old barn wood. I am also wondering what thickness? I see 3/4, 5/8, etc. I plan on staining them, I want the insides to look nice and using melamine for the shelves.
I would,, and do,, use prefinished 3/4" Birch or Maple ply from Menards. The left over pieces will make nice shelves with some edge banding. I used to poly the inside of my cabinets & it sucks! Thats why I use prefinished.