This step by step diy woodworking project is about vegetable cupboard plans. This article features detailed instructions for building a basic storage unit with three doors. If you want to store your vegetables with style, you should consider building this cupboard from lumber and using common tools. Take a look over the rest of our woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.
When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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- A – 2 pieces of 1×12 lumber – 39 1/2″ long SIDES
- B – 3 pieces of 1×12 lumber – 14 1/2″ long SHELVES
- C – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 39 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 13″ long, 1 piece of 1×4 lumber – 13″ long, 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 2 1/2″ long TRIMS
- D – 1 piece of 1×12 lumber – 17″ long, 1 piece of 1×2 lumber – 17″ long TOP
- E – 6 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 7″ long, 6 pieces – 12 3/4″ long DOORS
- F – 1 piece of 1/4″ plywood – 16″x40 1/4″ long BACK
- 2 pieces of 1×12 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 1/4″ plywood – 2’x4′
- 3 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 1×3 lumber – 4′
- 2 1/2″ screws
- 1 1/4″ screws
- wood putty, wood stain
- wood glue
- knobs, wire mesh
- wood glue, stain/paint
- magnetic door catches
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Build a vegetable cupboard
The first step of the project is to build the frame of the cupboard. Cut the components at the right dimensions from 1×12 lumber.
Build the corner trims from 1×3 lumber. Mark the cut lines on the slats and get the job done with a jigsaw.
Fit 1×2 trims to the front of the cupboards. Add glue to the joints and insert 1 1/4″ brad nails to lock the trims into place. Use a carpentry square to make sure the corners are right-angled.
Fit the 1×2 top trim into place with 1 1/4″ brad nails. Add glue to the joints.
Attach the 1/4″ plywood panel to the back of the cupboard.
Assemble the doors from 1×2 lumber. Cut the components at the right dimensions and drill pocket holes at both ends of the vertical parts. Align the edges with attention, make sure the corners are square and insert 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints for a professional result.
Staple wire mesh to the back of the doors. Use tin snips to cut the mesh.
Fit the doors to the cupboard and make sure there is a gap of 1/8″ around the edges, before locking them into place with hinges. Install knobs to the doors. In addition, fit magnetic door catches, so you can lock them into place.
Fill the holes with wood putty and let them dry out for a few hours. Smooth the surface with 100-220 grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth.
Top Tip: Apply a few coats of paint or stain to the components, to enhance the look of the project.
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