KITCHEN BROOM CABINET

Introduction: KITCHEN BROOM CABINET

About: In my shop I have a name for hammer, saw, and plier. The saw is Tess, the hammer's Joe, and Glumdalclitch is the plier. Yes, I'm brillig, and my slithy toves still gyre and gimble in the wabe. With that, le…

On my Honey-Do list was to build a broom cabinet in the kitchen. Here's how it turned out. Following is how it was built.

Step 1: WE NEEDED a BROOM CABINET IN THE KITCHEN

I had space next to the fridge. I didn't work from plans other than an idea in my head. The height would be the same as the existing and the width would be a couple inches short of the end of the wall.

Step 2: MATERIALS

One 8' 1 x 12, scraps of 3/4" plywood, 1/4" plywood I had laying around, a piece of baseboard from the lumber cart, two sets of hinges and two pulls.

Step 3: TOOLS

Pictured are the tools I used.

Step 4: CUTTING AND ASSEMBLING

The 1 x 12 board would be for the visible side and the joined 3/4" ply for the side against the fridge. The 3/4" ply would also be the dividers and shelves of which there were four. Top and bottom dividers and two shelves. I notched out both the toe kick and baseboard clearance.

Step 5: INSTALLING THE CABINET

I added some nailers and screwed the cabinet to the studs. Then I removed and painted it (three coats) and reinstalled it.

Step 6: UPPER CABINET DOOR

I made a rubbing of the shape of an existing door. I used it to copy the shape onto the top rail. I assembled the rails and stiles and routed the cove and round over profiles to match the existing door. I routed a rabbet in the back and installed a panel of 1/4" ply. I painted it and installed it.

Step 7: LOWER CABINET DOOR

I cut and assemble the lower cabinet door, routed the edges to match the existing, added a 1/4" panel, painted it, put on hinges and a pull and installed the door.

Step 8: BASEBOARD MOLDING

I found a piece of baseboard molding, coped the part that went against the existing molding, mitered the front and cut a mitered sliver to finish off the front edge and caulked it in place.

Step 9: HAPPY WIFE, HAPPY LIFE

Well, one more Honey-Do off my list. Next looks like a small hall table by the entrance door.

Hope you enjoyed this build.

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    4 Comments

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    Montana4Marie
    Montana4Marie

    1 year ago on Step 6

    Wow.. this is FABulous! In the one picture when you were shaping out the detail; I saw a hatchet-y looking cut and laughed (bc the actual door itself would look like that from my diy, let alone any detail ;)). Did you have to redo that entire piece, or was that actually ok bc you still had to sand?
    And just bc I am trying to wrap my head around how all these things come together; the plywood that you placed on back - did it cover the entire back? It looked like you were tracing out the shape and setting it in rather. I can't imagine how difficult.. or how would you actually attach (if that IS what you did)?
    Just lovely. The pictures are great and really help, AND I dare say it actually looks even better than the ones you matched it with! With your black appliances, you'd think the black hinges would look perfect... crazy that the silver you ultimately went with looks even better!

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    Kink Jarfold
    Kink Jarfold

    Reply 1 year ago

    Glad you liked this. Not sure what you meant about the hatchet-y looking piece, but I didn't have to redo anything. As for your plywood question, I traced the opening then rabbeted the back of the door and cut the tracing on the plywood to fit in the rabbet. It is glues in.
    Here's a back view. The problem Wifey had with the black hinges was they stuck out. Her eye was drawn to them every time she looked at the cabinets. If you have any questions not related to my Instructables, kinkjarfld@aol.com is my email

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    Montana4Marie
    Montana4Marie

    Reply 1 year ago

    Wow.. awesome. Thank you for taking the time to show me another picture! Your work is really helping me wrap my mind around woodwork in general, and how things come together.
    I can delete this after, but to explain what I meant. And I'm now realizing you hand carved this out?? Wow... so yep, 'hatchety' was a pretty icky word for what I see now as genuine art! You and your wife are very skilled!!

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    Kink Jarfold
    Kink Jarfold

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks for the compliment. I didn't hand carve this out. I used a router. I set the depth of a rabbeting bit to the thickness of the backing plywood and made a rabbet the plywood could fit into.