An Easy to Build Cabinet Inspired by CB2
This cabinet is really cool and I think my favorite part is the orientation of the door handles! The plans to build a Jax cabinet are super simple, and the pieces can be cut from a single 4′ x 8′ sheet of plywood (with the exception of the back). The hinges are concealed and are easy to install with the help of a jig. The legs can be any style: hairpin, farmhouse, even 2x2s as long as the legs measure approximately 8″ tall!
- 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws (<– affiliate link!)
- 1-1/4″ brad nails
- Edge banding (<– affiliate link!)
- Four linear drawer handles
- Four sets of concealed hinges
- 8″ tall legs (<– affiliate link!)
- Wood glue
- Sandpaper (80, 120, 220 grits)
- Finishing supplies
- 1 – 4′ x 4′ sheet of 1/4″ plywood
- 1 – 4′ x 8′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood
- 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 13″ x 28-1/2″ – Top and Bottom
- 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 13″ x 27-1/2″ – Sides
- 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 13″ x 32″ – Shelf
- 1 – 1/4″ plywood at 27-3/4″ x 28-1/4″ – Back
- 4 – 3/4″ plywood at 14-3/16″ x 14-7/16″ – Doors
Notes about the Project:
- This post will be very helpful when cutting the plywood
- The 2×2 legs shown in the drawings are shown for clarity
- Edge banding will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood prior to assembly
- A concealed hinge jig (<– affilite link!) is very helpful for this project and worth every penny
- Have fun and share photos – this cabinet can be finished in a myriad of ways!
Cut the pieces for the top, bottom and sides. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of the sides. Assemble the outer cabinet as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Install the legs according to the manufacturer’s instructions. They can be legs that screw into plates mounted to the bottom, hairpin legs, angled metal legs (<– affiliate link!), etc.
Cut the piece for the shelf and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the shelf to the sides using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the back. Secure the back using 1-1/4″ brad nails.
Cut the pieces for the doors. The doors are mounted so that two edges are flush with the corresponding top or bottom and side edges. There will be a 1/8″ gap between the doors at the center horizontal and vertical lines.
Install the concealed hinges following the instructions that came with the jig (it’s really, really easy!), then install the doors. Pre-drill the holes for the handles, then install the handles.
Finish the cabinet as desired!
Have questions about the plans to build a Jax cabinet? Leave a comment below!