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How To Make Basic Woodcraft Cabinets
Michalis 'BIG Mike' Kotzakolios

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Want to impress your wife, your children, your friends or your other family members with your skills on working with wood as well as with your design fundamentals? Want to show them that not everything that is beautiful and functional can be bought, and that often, the most special creations are those which you would create yourself? Want to do all these things but you don't know a dime about basic carpentry?

Then you came to the right place, as we will discuss how to make some basic woodcraft cabinets.

First and foremost, let's accept the fact that complicated woodworks would require a lot of skills. If you're just starting out, it wouldn't be practical to take on these complex designs. Better stick with the basics, and value functionality over aesthetics... at least for the time being.

That being said, here are the things that you will need.

a. Plywood pieces (measurements would depend on your computation, but let's work with the default measurements consisting of 1 piece 7' x 5' plywood, 2 pieces 7' x 3' plywood, 3 pieces 5' x 3' plywood, 2 pieces 7' x 2.5' plywood)

b. 4 pieces of hinges

c. sandpaper

d. paint

e. varnish

f. hammer and some nails

Studying these components closely would reveal our plan for the basic woodcraft cabinets we will be making.

The first thing you should do is to measure the available space where you want to place your cabinet. The diameters of the same would determine the size of the cabinet you will be making. If you desire a cabinet without regard to the space where it will be placed, simply procure the default plywood pieces we have mentioned above.

The 7' x 5' plywood, or its equivalent, would serve as the backboard of your cabinet. On its side, attach the two 7' x 3' plywood pieces perpendicularly, with 4 to 8 nails joining each of the edges together.

You have three 5' x 3' plywood pieces. Two of these would serve as the top and the bottom of your cabinet. Place them where they should be and attach them with an appropriate number of nails as well.

The third 5' x 3' plywood should serve as the internal divider of your cabinet. Position it in a level above the bottom, around 2' or 3', and attach with nails as well.

The final pieces would be the two 7' x 2.5' plywood pieces which would serve as the door to your cabinet. Attach them with hinges on opposite sides so that they could be opened and closed, much like real doors.

Creating woodcraft cabinets wasn't meant to be difficult. Study this basic design and instructions well, and improve your skills from there. With more practice and developed creativity, you will be able to come up with truly artistic and well-designed woodcraft cabinets worthy of more praises.

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