Two Toned Farmhouse Cabinet
This pretty cabinet is a perfect way to add a touch of farmhouse style to your home. The two-toned look helps it to fit into just about any room. The moulding gives it a bit of refinement and the wire mesh doors add a rustic/industrial feel.View Project PDF
Using a circular saw, begin making your cross cuts in the plywood to build the cabinet sides, bottom, and top. Finish ripping down the plywood pieces using your circular saw or a table saw.
Begin assembling the cabinet sides. Drill 3/4" pocket holes into the top, inside end of the cabinet sides. Attach the face 1x2 face frame pieces, flush with the outside edge, using wood glue and 1 1/4" brad nails.
Drill 3/4" pocket holes into each end of the 1x3 top face frame piece. Using wood glue and 1 1/4" pocket screws, attach the sides together to the top face frame piece.
Dry fit and clamp the cabinet bottom into place 5 or so inches from the bottom of the cabinet sides to keep the cabinet sides positioned properly. Measure and cut to size the 1x4 bottom moulding pieces. Glue and nail into place with 1 1/4" brad nails.
Once the 1x4 moulding is in place, measure and cut to size the cove moulding. Install around the top of the 1x4 moulding with wood glue and 3/4" brad nails.
Unclamp the cabinet bottom and drill 3/4" pocket holes into each side. Mark 3/4" in on each corner and notch out with a jigsaw to allow the cabinet to sit flush with the front of the face frame. Line the bottom up flush with the top of the cove moulding. Glue and clamp into place and flip the cabinet onto its face. Attach to the cabinet sides with 1 1/4" pocket screws.
Iron veneer edge banding onto the sides of the cabinet top. Center the top lengthwise over the top of the cabinet box and flush with the back edge. Clamp into place and attach to the cabinet base with 1 1/4" pocket screws. Finish with desired paint color. Color used on this project was Swiss Coffee in satin finish.
Cut the door frames to size per the printable plans. Drill 3/4" pocket holes into the 6" rail pieces. Glue and attach to the stiles with 1 1/4" fine thread pocket screws (if using oak or other hardwood). Finish with desired stain color. Color used on this project was Minwax Special Walnut, then finished with white wax.
Cut 1/4" wire mesh to size and attach to the inside of the doors with 3/4" narrow crown staples. Take care not to drive the staples too deep or they will cut through the wire mesh. Install hinges and cabinet knobs.
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