KITCHEN BROOM CABINET

About: 1945 was a very good year. No, not for wine ... for me. I was born. Yes, I'm old, Father William, but brillig, and my slithy toves still gyre and gimble in the wabe. So let me welcome you to the Little Sho...

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.

Supplies:

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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