Medicine Cabinet

Materials:

  • 1/4″ x 4′ x 8′ Oak (or other hardwood) Plywood: One Piece for the Back and Door Panels
  • 3/4″ x 6″ x 8′ Solid Oak Material: Three pieces

Step 1: Cut and Assemble the Cabinet Box Pieces – Determine the desired size of the Medicine Cabinet

  • Select the 3/4″x 6″ Oak Material; Cut two pieces @ 5.25″ x 30″; for the Sides
  • Select the 3/4″x 6″ Oak Material; Cut two pieces @ 5.25″ x 28.25″; for the Top and Bottom Panels
  • Select the Sides, Top, and Bottom Panels; Dado the back/inside edges 1/4″ Deep x 3/8″ to receive the Back Panel
  • Select the 3/4″x 6″ Oak Material; Cut three pieces @ 5″ x 28.25″; for the Shelves
  • Select the 3/4″x 6″ Oak Material; Cut one piece @ 3″ x 28.25″; for the Nailing Brace
  • Using the Kreg System, drill holes on all surfaces indicated above, sand all surfaces, and complete the Box Assembly

Step 2: Cut and Assemble the Face Frame and Back Panel – Select the 3/4″ Oak Material and 1/4″ Plywood

  • Select the 3/4″ Oak Material; Cut two pieces @ 1.5″ x 30″ for the Right/Left sides; Cut two pieces @ 1.5″ x 26.75″ for the Top and Bottom Rails; Cut one piece @ 27″ for the Center Board
  • Select the five Face Frame pieces; Dry-fit the pieces on a flat surface with the reverse side up; Pre-drill two Kregg holes in each end of the pieces and sand, as shown above.
  • Use the Kreg Pocket Hole Jig system; drill the holes at the edges of the Frame Pieces, as shown above.
  • Select the five Face Frame pieces; Connect the pieces with the Kreg Screws
  • Select the Face Frame Assembly; Connect the Frame Assembly to the Cabinet Box front edge with Kreg Screws through the pre-drilled Kreg holes on the pieces of the Cabinet Box
  • Select the 1/4″ Oak Plywood; Cut one piece @ 29″ x 29.25″ for the Back Panel; Connect the Back Panel to the reverse side of the cabinet with 1″ screws or brads

Step 3: Make and Attach the Cabinet Doors – Select the 3/4″ Solid Oak Material and Plywood

  • Select the 3/4″ Oak Material; Cut four pieces @ 1.5″ x 29.5″ (45 degree corners) for the sides; Cut four pieces @ 1.5″ x 13.75″ (45 degree corners) for the top/bottom door rails
  • Select the Oak Material door pieces; Select a router bit design of choice and router both edges of the exterior sides
  • Select the Oak Material door pieces; Using a 1/4″ Dado blade, make a 3/8″ deep cut, centered on the interior edges of all eight pieces to receive the Door Panel, as shown above
  • Select the Oak Plywood; Cut two pieces @ 27.25″ x 11.5″ for the Door Panels
  • Select the Door Pieces; Dry-fit the pieces; Sand all pieces; Assemble the Doors with Glue and tack the corners
  • Select the Door Assemblies; Apply hinges of choice, and attach to the Cabinet Face Frame

Step 4: Finish the Medicine Cabinet – Select the Finishing Materials

  • Use Wood Filler for all holes
  • Complete all sanding
  • Apply a minimum of three coats of poly

 

The original plan can be found at http://www.woodworkingcorner.com

 
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