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A Cabinet with Simple Trim on the Doors & Sides


DIY Plans to Build a Trim Detail Cabinet

This simple, narrow cabinet is made elegant with narrow trim. The DIY plans to build a Trim Detail Cabinet feature trim in a sort of square pattern on the doors and sides, and a shelf on the inside. The handles on the doors are cut with plain lumber. This cabinet is a very easy build and can be completed in a weekend.

DIY Plans to Build a Trim Detail Cabinet_Copy

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 5/8″ brad nails
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • Edge banding
  • 2 sets of hinges
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 1 – 1×2 at 6′
  • 2 – 2×2 at 6′
  • 1 – 4′ x 4′ sheet of 1/4″ plywood
  • 1 – 4′ x 8′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood
  • 6 – 1/4″ thick x 1/2″ trim

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×2 at 33-1/4″ – Legs
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 11″ x 29-1/4″ – Side Panels
  • 4 – 1/4″ thick x 1/2″ wide trim at 7″ – Side Trim
  • 4 – 1/4″ thick x 1/2″ wide trim at 25-1/4″ – Side Trim
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 14″ x 31″ – Bottom
  • 2 – 1×2 at 31″ – Stretchers
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 13-1/4″ x 31″ – Shelf
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 14″ x 34″ – Top
  • 1- 1/4″ plywood at 29-3/4″ x 32-1/2″ – Back
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 15-5/16″ x 28-1/4″ – Door Base
  • 4 – 1/4″ thick x 1/2″ wide trim at 24-1/4″ – Door Trim
  • 4 – 1/4″ thick x 1/2″ wide trim at 11-5/16″ – Door Trim
  • 4 – 1/4″ thick x 1/2″ wide trim at 8-1/8″ – Door Trim
  • 4 – 1/4″ thick x 1/2″ wide trim at 2-1/2″ – Door Trim
  • 2 – 1/4″ thick x 1/2″ wide trim at 9″ – Door Trim
  • 2 – scraps of 1x lumber at 2″ x 4″ – Door Handles

DIY Plans to Build a Trim Detail Cabinet

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

Step One

Cut the pieces for the legs and the side panels. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes in each long edge of the side panels. Secure the sides to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The inside face of the panels will be flush with the inside faces of the legs.

DIY Plans to Build a Trim Detail Cabinet_Sides

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the side trim. Secure the trim to the sides as shown using glue and 5/8″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Trim Detail Cabinet_Side Trim

Step Three

Cut the piece for the bottom and drill pocket holes in the shorter edges. Secure the bottom to the lower edge of the side panels and the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Plans to Build a Trim Detail Cabinet_Bottom

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the stretchers and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the stretchers to the sides using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The front stretcher will be located 3/4″ back the front faces of the legs.

DIY Plans to Build a Trim Detail Cabinet_Stretcher

Step Five

Cut the piece for the shelf and drill pocket holes in the shorter edges. Secure the shelf to the side panels and the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The shelf is located 3/4″ back from the front faces of the legs and will be flush with the back.

DIY Plans to Build a Trim Detail Cabinet_Shelf

Step Six

Cut the piece for the top. Secure the top to the legs and the stretchers using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Trim Detail Cabinet_Top

Step Seven

Cut the piece for the back. Secure the back to the legs, bottom, shelf, and top using glue and 5/8″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Trim Detail Cabinet_Back

Step Eight

Cut the pieces for the doors. Cut the pieces of trim and assemble as shown. Secure the trim in place using glue and 5/8″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Trim Detail Cabinet_Doors 1

Step Nine

Cut the pieces for the door handles. Secure to the center edge of the doors securing in place using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

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

DIY Plans to Build a Trim Detail Cabinet_Doors 2 DIY Plans to Build a Trim Detail Cabinet_Door Handles

Finish as desired.

This cabinet is a fabulous addition to a variety of spaces – an entryway, dining room, bedroom, or a bathroom. Have any questions about the DIY plans to build a Trim Detail Cabinet? Leave a comment below!

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