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Fridge cabinet


peteyparty
peteyparty
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peteyparty

This was a project my wife found on Pinterest and we wanted one as soon as we saw it. It's a tall, slender cabinet on 4 non-swiveling casters. It's made from the inexpensive 1x4 pine board at home depot and stained with a mix of cherry and dark walnut, with a coat of beeswax on top. The frame is constructed with 4 metal brackets, and is cut to be the height from floor to freezer-door top minus the heigh of the casters (in order to be level with the fridge height). The shelves are pocket screwed to the frame. I used the less expensive pocket screw jig home depot had (not kregg brand) and it worked great. In the future I would like to use my new ryobi router with a 3/4" dado bit to cut dados up the sides of the cabinet to receive the butt ends of the shelves. Then I assembled, and my wife stained. Two days later we applied a 2 coats of blackboard paint to the frame, and both sides of the back board. I didn't do the best job of masking for the blackboard paint so the lines aren't crisp. Maybe try painting first and then staining as a solution. Screwed in the casters. We were able to free up an entire cabinet with it. We used a long metal handle that just keeps resurfacing after 3 moves and finally found a use for it.

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  • Love it. Just mentioned one of these to my fiance a couple of weeks ago. She saw yours last night. Building one today.
    By House to Home, on February 13, 2014

  • Thanks! There are different ways I'd do it now, but if you have just basic tools you can make this just with the lower end pocket screw cutter, drill and saw. Good luck! Measure twice, cut once and you'll have the perfect cabinet. Let me know when you have pictures!
    By peteyparty, on February 15, 2014

  • What a neat idea! We have smaller kitchen and need to use every inch of space. This will be a great space saver!
    By EdinOhio, on February 16, 2014

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Fridge cabinet

by peteyparty
Feb 04, 2014
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This was a project my wife found on Pinterest and we wanted one as soon as we saw it. It's a tall, slender cabinet on 4 non-swiveling casters. It's made from the inexpensive 1x4 pine board at home depot and stained with a mix of cherry and dark walnut, with a coat of beeswax on top. The frame is constructed with 4 metal brackets, and is cut to be the height from floor to freezer-door top minus the heigh of the casters (in order to be level with the fridge height). The shelves are pocket screwed to the frame. I used the less expensive pocket screw jig home depot had (not kregg brand) and it worked great. In the future I would like to use my new ryobi router with a 3/4" dado bit to cut dados up the sides of the cabinet to receive the butt ends of the shelves. Then I assembled, and my wife stained. Two days later we applied a 2 coats of blackboard paint to the frame, and both sides of the back board. I didn't do the best job of masking for the blackboard paint so the lines aren't crisp. Maybe try painting first and then staining as a solution. Screwed in the casters. We were able to free up an entire cabinet with it. We used a long metal handle that just keeps resurfacing after 3 moves and finally found a use for it.