The majority of production cabinets are built with 4x8 pvc foam sheet. It's an all-purpose material that holds up well. Most homes have particleboard in their construction somewhere. It is affordable, and almost every square inch of particleboard can be put to use. Because there are no grain patterns, particleboard can be cut in any direction. It can be stained to create a smooth, flat finish. If you want to add a small upper cabinet or a large pantry in your home, particleboard will save you money. Start by constructing a small upper cabinet.
1Place the two long pieces of particleboard on their edges on a flat surface. Place the two shorter pieces between them, one flush at the top, one flush at the bottom.
2Shoot four 2-inch staples spaced evenly through the long sides, into the ends of the short pieces on each side to form a 24-by-32-inch frame.
3Drop the other two short pieces into the frame. These will be the shelves. Space them evenly inside the frame. Use a tri-square to get them straight vertically and then shoot three staples through the long sides into each one of the ends of the shelves on both sides.
4Run a bead of glue along the outside perimeter of the frame. Place the two long strips of particleboard flat on the long sides of the frame. Flush the pieces on the outside edges and the top and bottom. Shoot pin nails evenly spaced at 4 inches, through the strips into the top edge of the frame.
5Place the two shorter strips of particleboard between the long strips. Square and flush them with the top and bottom. Shoot pin nails through them to secure them to the cabinet. Your cabinet now has a face frame.
6Turn the cabinet over so it's face-down. Run a bead of glue along the outside perimeter edge. Place the 1/4-inch hardboard panel on the frame and square it on all four sides. Hardboard is high-density particleboard. Shoot pin nails through the hardboard spaced every 4 inches to secure it to the frame. This is the back of the cabinet. Turn the cabinet face-up.
7Raise the table saw blade to 1 inch from the tip of the highest blade to the point where the blade enters the table. Tilt the blade to 30 degrees. Slide the fence over to within 1/32 inch of touching the blade. Run all four sides of the 3/4-by-21 1/2-by-29 1/2-inch particleboard panel over the saw blade to cut a 5/8-inch bevel around the edge on the back. You now have a 30-degree reverse panel door.
8Sand the door and the cabinet using 100-grit sandpaper and a hand block. Smooth and round all the edges. Spray the cabinet inside and out with aerosol lacquer to seal it. Spray the door and all four edges. Wait 30 minutes for the lacquer to dry.
9Place the door face down. The beveled side should be facing up. Measure 2 inches from both corners of the door on the same side and make a mark. Place one 30-degree reverse-bevel hinge on the mark on each end. Screw the hinge to the door using a cordless gun and 3/4-inch screws.
10Place the door face-up on the cabinet. Square the door to the cabinet so that there are equal reveals on all four sides. Place screws in the hinges and screw the hinges to the face-frame using 3/4-inch screws and cordless gun.
Things You Will Need
2 pieces particleboard, 3/4 by 12 by 32 inches
4 pieces particleboard, 3/4 by 12 by 22 1/2-inches
2-inch staple gun
2 strips particleboard, 3/4 by 2 by 32 inches
1 1/4-inch pin nails
2 strips particleboard, 3/4 by 2 by 20 inches
Hardboard, 1/4 by 24 by 32 inches
Particleboard, 3/4 by 21 1/2 by 29 1/2 inches
2 hinges -- 30-degree reverse-bevel
You don't need handles when you use 30-degree reverse-bevel doors. The lip on the door serves as the handle. The cabinet can stand by itself, or you can hang it on the wall. The measurements here are for examples. You can make your cabinet any size you want. You can also add stain to the cabinet if you wish. Enamel paint also works well on particleboard cabinets.
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