How to build an oak pantry cabinet
Pantry cabinets are ideal for adding extra storage space to your kitchen. You can build your own oak pantry cabinet in a matter of days. To save even more space, you can build a corner pantry cabinet.
Some of the materials that you will need are:
- One sheet of ¾ Oak plywood, good both sides (AA stock)
- Approximately 16 feet of Oak hardwood, at least 6 inches wide
- Approximately 25 inches of crown molding
- Two sheets of 8×45 inches glass or leaded panes, 1/8 to ¼ inch thick.
- Stud finder
- Six self-closing hinges
- Door handles
- Assorted Wood Screws
- Table, skill or jig saw
- Tape measure
- Sandpaper, 100 to 220 grit
First of all you will need to measure the sheet of plywood and mark the center line. The use the saw to cut the sheet in half, at a 45 degrees angle. Then determine the height of the sheets and cut them.
Then you will need to measure 6 triangle that will be installed in the inner corner of the previously cut sheets to the angled cut. These are the top of the cabinet, the upper and lower shelves and the bottom.
You will need to measure and cut two pieces of hardwood oak with the same height as the plywood sheets. They need to be 5 inches wide. Next you will need to cut the face frame for the cabinet. Measure two 21 inches long and 6 inches wide pieces and one 8 inches wide for the top, middle and bottom of the cabinet.
The rest of the hardwood will be cut to fit the stiles and rails of the cabinet doors. Their width should be of 2 1/2 inches.
Use glue, dowel or biscuit joinery and nails to assemble the entire cabinet. Apply glue all along the 45 degree cuts and attach the uprights to the plywood panels. Use biscuits. The cross members need to be attached to the uprights. Attach the cabinet to the walls studs.
All you need to do now is sand the entire cabinet using 100 grit sandpaper. The se 200 grit sandpaper and apply a couple of coats of varnish. Remember to sand slightly between the coats.