Kreg Owners' Community

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.

Stephanie

Views: 1633

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

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.

3/4" Birch plywood is what I would make the carcass out of myself. It will take stain or paint good and have a good finish. 
The "barn wood" face frame and doors will look great with the carcass and even shelving stained. 
3/4" shelves with a wood edging and stain would look good as well. 

I don't see a need to go 5/8" on anything unless there isn't going to be support for long runs. 3/4" Baltic Birch or Pine plywood are usually fairly inexpensive to use for builds, they can be stained and matched up with any reclaimed wood you are using. 

Good luck.

Stephanie H said:

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.

Reply to Discussion

RSS

Need Help?

For Technical Support, please call 800-447-8638 or send a message. Reps are available Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm CST. 

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Forum

Pantry slides for heavy application

  Recently purchased two 96" tall pantry cabinets that are 23" deep that only came with two adjustable shelves and two fixed, (one at about 55" and one at the very bottom).  Shelf holes in the walls are drilled 2" O.C.  Like most store-bought…Continue

Tags: drawer, slides, pantry, pull-out, 75-Lb

Started by Paul Coon in General Woodworking Aug 11.

Miter Saw Recommendation 1 Reply

I’m looking to upgrade my miter saw. I’m willing to invest a good amount of money to get one with the precision pocket hole joinery requires. Would anyone like to offer a recommended model?

Started by Joe Racz in Beginners' Zone. Last reply by Scott Davison Oct 6.

Product Reviews

New Kreg 720Pro

I saw the video Kreg put out for this new jig and had high hopes for it.

I purchased one today and am very disappointed with it.

First the docking station is extremely cheap. The plastic is pathetic. A Lego has more…

Continue

Posted by Duke Leon on February 15, 2021 at 9:00pm

Not Pleased With Pocket Hole Construction

Several months ago, I purchased the Kreg K4MS so that I could build the Lego Table as outlined on the companion "buildsomething" web site which exclusively uses pocket hole construction.  I have considerable experience with conventional…

Continue

Posted by Robert Ringel on September 17, 2020 at 1:48pm — 8 Comments

© 2021   Created by KregRep.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service

_