These basic wall cabinets have a very clean, contemporary look but frameless cabinets are versatile. By using nicer doors, adding some crown molding and light rail trim you can achieve a more traditional look.
You can save a lot of money if you build your own frameless cabinets. While building frameless cabinets isn't very difficult it is important that the cuts are accurate and the pieces as well as the assembly is square. Before you go crazy in your kitchen with a sledgehammer and order a large pile of plywood Try to build one small cabinet to make sure you're happy with your results.
What You'll Need
- Table saw or http://ikkemunandar.blogspot.com /2012/10/how-to-cut-plywood-with-circular-saw.html">circular saw and guide for making accurate and square cuts in plywood.
- Combination square
- http://ikkemunandar.blogspot.com /2012/10/which-kreg-pocket-hole-jig-to-buy.html">Kreg Pocket Hole Jig
- Kreg Shelf Pin Drilling Jig
- Rockler Concealed Hinge JIG IT System
- Power drill and 35mm Forstner Bit
Material for Cabinet Carcasses
Material for Cabinet Doors
Step 1: Calculate Cabinet Component Dimensions
(For consistency the "height" is also the direction of the grain.)
Cabinet Side Dimensions
Cabinet Top/Bottom Dimensions
Cabinet Back Dimensions
Adjustable Shelves Dimensions
Cabinet Door Dimensions
Step 2: Assemble Sides, Top and Bottom
Step 3: Cabinet Back
Step 4: Drill Shelf Pin Holes
Step 5: Mark Hinge Bore Locations
Finally attach and adjust your hinges so the door has an even overlay all the way around the cabinet.