KITCHEN BROOM CABINET


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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.

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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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