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The Country Storage Cabinet Plans are Perfect as a Pantry or Cupboard!

This charming little cabinet reminds me of a piece from a fabulous farmhouse. With wire mesh on the doors and plenty of shelves, these country storage cabinet plans will have you creating a one of a kind piece perfect for a country kitchen!

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Materials:

  • 1″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • Edge banding
  • Punched aluminum or expanded metal for the door panels (approximately 12″ x 12″ each)
  • Turn buttons to secure the metal panels
  • 2 sets of non-mortise hinges
  • 2 cabinet pulls
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 3 – 1×3 at 6′
  • 1 – 2′ x 2′ sheet of 1/2″ plywood
  • 1 – half sheet of 3/4″ plywood
  • 1 – full sheet of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 14″ x 43″ – Sides
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 14″ x 26-1/2″ – Bottom
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 26-1/2″ x 41″ – Back
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 13-1/4″ x 26-1/2″ – Top
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 12-1/4″ x 26-1/2″ – Shelves
  • 6 – 1×3 at 8-1/16″ – Door Rails
  • 4 – 1×3 at 38-1/8″ – Door Stiles
  • 2 – 1/2″ plywood at 8-1/16″ x 21″ – Door Panels

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Notes:

Edge banding will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood prior to assembly.

Step One

Cut the pieces for the sides. Cut the curves in the top and bottom as desired (maintaining the dimensions shown) using a jigsaw.

 country storage cabinet plans_Sides

Step Two

Cut the piece for the bottom. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes at each end of the bottom. Secure tot he sides using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

 country storage cabinet plans_Bottom

Step Three

Cut the piece for the back and drill pocket holes in each side edge as well as the bottom edge. Secure to the bottom and sides using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

 country storage cabinet plans_Back

Step Four

Cut the piece for the top. Drill pocket holes into the side and back edges. Secure to the sides and back using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

 country storage cabinet plans_Top

Step Five

Cut the pieces for the shelves and drill pocket holes into the side and back edges. Position them as shown (locating them 1″ back from the front edge of the cabinet) then secure using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

 country storage cabinet plans_Shelves

Step Six

Cut the pieces for the door frames and panels. Drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter frame pieces. Set the pocket hole jig for 1/2″ material and drill pocket holes in all four edges of the panel. Secure two of the door frame rails to the panels using glue and 1″ pocket hole screws positioning the pieces so that the back face of the panel is flush with the back face of the rails. Assemble the frame as shown using glue and pocket hole screws – 1″ pocket hole screws through the panel into the frame and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws through the frame pieces.

 country storage cabinet plans_Doors 1

Step Seven

Cut the pieces of metal to cover the openings in the upper portion of the doors. Install turnbuttons to secure the metal in place.

Install the hinges on the doors then install the doors in the opening. There will be a 1/8″ gap around all sides of the doors as well as in between.

 country storage cabinet plans_Doors 2

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Finish as desired.

The country storage cabinet plans are an excellent choice for beginners – fast, easy, and inexpensive! Have a request for a plan? Contact me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!

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  • vinma

    This is great! I can see this cabinet making a great addition to any country kitchen. When I have a farm house of my own one day, I will be dusting out this piece of yours to make a country cabinet of my own :)

    • CherTexter

      That will be great, Vinma!

  • http://www.jessicafhinton.com/ Jessica F. Hinton

    If my kitchen were big enough, I would certainly love to make some additional cabinetry. This tutorial is awesome, however. I’m pinning it for the house I’ll build one day!

    • CherTexter

      Awesome, thanks so much, Jessica!

  • http://www.reflectingalife.com/ Elle

    Wonderful for a farmhouse kitchen.

    • CherTexter

      Thank you, Elle!