Storage Cupboard

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Submitted by sophie on Wed, 05/23/2012 - 23:44

My cupboard is quite a lot bigger than the one in the original post but is super sturdy.
It was a relatively easy project to build. My main issue was that I used chipboard for most of the cupboard and ironed on veneer on the cut sections which threw my door frame measurements out of whack and I had to shave a bit of my door off with a plane to get it to fit in neatly.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Chipboard for the shell, MDF for backing & spruce wood for the door frame
Finish Used
White 2 in 1 primer and matt white
Silver hinges painted with high gloss black
Recommended Skill Level


Amandahaslip (not verified)

Sun, 08/12/2012 - 11:47

Hi there. I love this!!! I was wondering if you remembered the dimensions of wood used or what not? I want to make one or two of these for my basement laundry room for storage but am new to this so not sure how much I would increase all of the wood etc from the original plans. Thanks!


Mon, 08/13/2012 - 02:48

Hi! So glad you like it! I used SketchUp to create my dimensions to fit my space. Have you ever used it before? It's a free designing tool and really helps me to visualise if the wood's all going to fit together or not.
Here are the wood measurements I used:

Chipboard, white, 19mm
Part/Length (mm)/Width (mm)/Amount
Side x2:2000/400/2
Bottom shelf:1124/350 /1
Shelf x4 :1124/350/4
Frame top & bottom:1162/100 /2
Frame side x2:1800/100/2
Door frame top & bottom:476/100/2
Door frame side x2:1594/100/2

Door backing MDF 3mm
Part/Length (mm)/Width (mm)/Amount
Door back:1700 /360/2

If you have any other questions, I'd be happy to help. Good luck!

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