30" x 12" Above Range Wall Cabinet - Momplex Vanilla Kitchen

Submitted by Ana White on Tue, 01/07/2014 - 15:36
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Standard 30" wide x 12" tall over the range wall cabinet, designed for over a microhood or vent. Free kitchen cabinet plans from Ana-White.com

Because I'm guessing you don't want to have to operate on a too long wall kitchen cabinet for over the range or microhood .....

You'll find plans following for a standard 30" wide x 12" tall over the range/microhood wall cabinet.  

Note that we actually made our cabinets a little taller to extend to the ceiling (3" to be exact + an extra approx 5" for crown moulding and an extra 1" for the base moulding) so our above the range cabinet is more like 15" tall.  You can simply add length to the sides and face frame stiles to increase height of the cabinet for a taller cabinet.

IMPORTANT: There are many different kitchen cabinet plans on this site - please make sure you build the same cabinets collection for your kitchen.  This plan is part of the Momplex Vanilla Kitchen.

Dimensions shown above


Shopping List

8 feet of 1x2s for face frame
3/4" plywood ripped into strips 10-1/4" wide
1x4 or plywood scrap for the back support
1/4" plywood for back
1-1/4" pocket hole screws
3/4" finish nails for attaching back
edge banding for finishing shelf fronts
shelf pins for adding shelves

DOOR and 1-1/4" overlay concealed hinges for FACE FRAMES

Cut List

2 - 3/4" plywood @ 10-1/4" x 12" (Sides)
2 - 3/4" plywood @ 10-1/4" x 28" (Top/Bottom)
1 - 3/4" plwyood OR 1x4 @ 28" (Back Top Support)
1 - 1/4" plywood @ 29-1/2" x 12" (Back)
2 - 1x2 @ 12" (Face Frame stiles)
2 - 1x2 @ 27" (Face Frame rails)
1 - 1x3 @ 9" (Face Frame mid stile)

FULL OVERLAY DOORS (2) SIZE 11" x 14-1/2"

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Miter Saw
Table Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander
General Instructions

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!


Step 1

On the outsides of the sides and top/bottom, drill 3/4" pocket holes along the front edges (outsides or less attractive side) of the pieces, for attaching the face frame in later steps. These pocket holes will be covered by neighboring cabinets, or if end cabinet, covered in 1/4" finished plywood to match doors and face frames.

Then on the outsides, drill 3/4" pocket holes on each end of the top and bottom, and attach to sides with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws and glue.

Step 2

Drill 3/4" pocket holes along top edge and ends of back support. Attach inset at back - this piece will be used to hang your cabinet. You can also add a second piece at the base for additional support.

We used leftover finished plywood for these pieces, but a 1x3 or 1x4 could also be used.

Step 3

The back is not structural - it just finished out the inside of the cabinet. Attach with 3/4" finish nails and glue.

Step 4

Build the face frame separately on the table, and then attach the completed face frame to the front of the cabinet.

Step 5

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth.

It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.


Lady Goats

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 12:29

Glad to hear you got it al worked out (I'd be so dismayed to chop 8" off of a finished cabinet!). As I've said before, this kitchen is a stunner! So thanks for sharing all the plans!

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