This DIY Jelly Cupboard Plan features a shelves behind doors and primitive styling. Free simple step by step plans to build your own.
1 – 1x10 @ 8 feet long 2 – 1x12 @ 8 feet long 1 sheet 1/4” plywood or beadboard paneling 5 – 1x3 @ 8 feet long 1 – 1x2 @ 3 feet long Hinges Knobs Magnetic Clasps
2 – 1x12 @ 47 1/4” 3 – 1x10 @ 32” 1 – 1x12 @ 32” 1 – 1x12 @ 35” 1 – 1x3 @ 33 1/2” 2 – 1x3 @ 44 3/4” 1 – 1x2 @ 35” 1 – 1/4” plywood @ 48” x 33 1/2” 2 – 1/4” plywood @ 12” x 38 1/2” 4 – 1x3 @ 11” 4 – 1x3 @ 36 1/2”
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!
Build exterior frame of cupboard with screws and glue. Mark overhangs on top and bottoms and attach carefully. Adjust for square.
Shelves are 1x10, narrower width than the outside frame. Shelves are installed flush to back of cabinet. This will give room for your doors to have backing, if used.
Attach plywood to back with 1 1/4" finish nails and glue. Make sure the cabinet is square, and attach to all fixed boards for best support.
If you are using a pocket hole jig, build the frame first, then attach to the face of the cabinet. You can also taper bottom legs for a decorative look with a jigsaw or circular saw.
Measure your door openings, as board widths may vary, and build your doors giving an 1/8" gap on all sides of the doors. Attach backing to doors, and attach with hinges to cupboard.
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.
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