Double Door Kitchen Base Cabinet

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PDF drawing and exploded view: Elvis Alcequiez

 

The download link in PDF format for both the drawings and the cutting list is after the instructions and tips.

Create the frame with the side, back and bottom faces with 3/4 plywood, all dimensions are specified in the view, 1 1/4-inch or 1 1/2-inch screw with a #8 or #10 gauge should be appropriate for most applications when joining 3/4-inch plywood faces.
Next, add the top support slats at the front and back, and at the bottom add the front cover.
Next, you must assemble the door frames for the cabinets, the frames with 3/4 plywood and the door body with 1/2 plywood to be able to make the front beveling, if it is difficult to make the beveling you can leave the door body smooth.
Next, you must assemble the door frames for the cabinets, the frames with 3/4 plywood and the door body with 1/2 plywood to be able to make the front beveling, if it is difficult to make the beveling you can leave the door body smooth.

 

Replicate the cabinet door shown in the previous image and attach them to the structure with simple butt hinges.

Cutting List

No.DescriptionQty. Finished
plywood / 3/4″   LW
Aback face frame1~ 3′ 11 1/4″~ 2′ 10 1/4″
Bbottom face frame1~ 3′ 11 1/4″~ 1′ 9 1/2″
CBottom front cover1~ 3′ 11 1/4″~ 6 3/4″
DUpper support board2~ 3′ 9 3/4″~ 2 3/4″
Eface frame2~ 2′ 10 1/4″~ 1′ 10 3/4″
FCabinet door frame slat4~ 2′ 4″~ 3 1/2″
GCabinet door frame bottom slat4~ 1′ 4 1/4″~ 3 1/2″
Hcabinet door body2~ 1′ 8 3/4″~ 1′ 4″

Instructions and tips

In general, a 1 1/4-inch or 1 1/2-inch screw with a #8 or #10 gauge should be appropriate for most applications when joining 3/4-inch plywood faces.

These screws should be long enough to provide a secure hold, but not so long that they penetrate through the plywood and create a visible hole on the opposite side.

It’s important to use screws that are designed for use with wood and have sharp, pointed tips that can grip the wood without splitting it.

Coarse-threaded screws are generally better suited for use with plywood, as they provide better holding power and are less likely to strip or break.

Always pre-drill holes for the screws before inserting them, as this will help prevent the plywood from splitting.

The diameter of the pilot hole should be slightly smaller than the screw’s shank, but larger than its threaded portion so that the screw can easily pass through the plywood while still gripping the wood securely.

What type of hinge should be used?

The type of hinge that is commonly used to join cabinet doors together is called a butt hinge.

Butt hinges are simple hinges that consist of two plates that are attached to the adjacent edges of the cabinet doors.

One plate is attached to the back of one door and the other plate is attached to the back of the other door so that they align when the doors are closed.

Butt hinges can be installed with screws or hidden hinges that are attached with clips or mounting plates.

Butt hinges are available in a variety of sizes and finishes to match the style and weight of the cabinet doors.

They can also be self-closing, which means they will automatically close the door when it is within a few inches of being fully closed.

Other types of hinges that may be used to join cabinet doors together include European-style hinges (also known as concealed hinges), continuous hinges (also known as piano hinges), and pivot hinges.

However, butt hinges are the most commonly used type of hinge for this application due to their simplicity, ease of installation, and cost-effectiveness.

What type of sealer to use for base kitchen cabinets?

Polyurethane Sealer: Polyurethane sealers are a popular choice for kitchen cabinets due to their durability and resistance to water and heat.

They are available in both oil-based and water-based formulations and can be applied as a clear coat or in a tinted finish.

Polyurethane sealers provide a hard, protective layer that can withstand daily wear and tear.

Lacquer Sealer: Lacquer sealers are a traditional choice for finishing wood cabinets. They are available in both clear and tinted formulations and provide a high-gloss finish.

Lacquer sealers dry quickly and are easy to apply with a sprayer, but they may require multiple coats for optimal protection.

Shellac Sealer: Shellac sealers are derived from natural sources and provide a non-toxic option for sealing kitchen cabinets.

They are available in both clear and tinted formulations and provide a glossy finish. Shellac sealers are easy to apply and dry quickly, but they may require regular maintenance to keep the finish looking fresh.

Tung Oil Sealer: Tung oil sealers are derived from the tung tree and provide a natural finish for kitchen cabinets.

They are available in both pure and polymerized formulations and provide a matte finish. Tung oil sealers are easy to apply and dry quickly, but they may require regular maintenance to keep the finish looking fresh.

Before applying any sealer, it’s important to sand and clean the cabinets thoroughly to ensure that the sealer adheres properly.

 

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