Euro Style Kitchen Sink Base Cabinet for our Tiny House Kitchen

Submitted by Ana White on Wed, 05/18/2016 - 10:11
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Free plans to build your own kitchen.  Sink base plans by Ana-White.com

Thanks so much guys for watching our Tiny House Kitchen video from a couple weeks back.  

 

Last week we shared with you the plans for the drawer base, standardized in size to 18" width.  If you are building kitchen cabinets, please do take a second to read through that post, because there's tons of info on building kitchen cabinets in it.

We have a few kitchen cabinet plans on this site, and they are all a little different, so make sure if you do build, that the cabinet plans all match up. 

The kitchen we built for our tiny house is frameless, or Euro style.

Image from CabinetMakerWarehouse.com

I normally build Face Frame cabinets, because the face frame adds additional strength to the front of the cabinet, finishes out the front plywood edges, and gives you greater opportunity to square up kitchens and install drawers.  We opted to go Frameless on the tiny house to keep the weight down, and because it is such a small kitchen. We also save a bunch of cash and time.  As big of a fan as I am of Face Frame cabinets, I'd have to say, there really is nothing wrong with this set of cabinets we built.  

The following plan is for a 36" sink base - we actually altered our sink base to exactly fit our sink to conserve space.  I wouldn't go any wider, but you could definitely shorten this plan with minimal issues.

If you build, share, we'd love to see how your kitchen turns out too!

Have a great day, Ana

Dimensions
Dimensions shown above

Preparation

Shopping List

3/4" cabinet grade or hardwood plywood, ripped into strips 23" wide by 8 feet long (very important rip width is EXACTLY the same), prefinished PureBond is the best option

1x4 boards or scrap wood plywood for supports

1x2s in matching wood species as doors if staining or paint grade 1x2s for paint

2x6s for toekick build up

1/4" plywood for backs of cabinets

Common Materials
Cut List

2 - 3/4" plywood @ 23" x 29-1/4" (sides)

1 - 3/4" plywood @ 23" x 34-1/2" (bottom)

3 - 1x4 or similar @ 34-1/2" (top and back supports)

1- 1x4 or similar @ 24-3/4" (front support)

1 - 1/4" plywood @ 29-1/4" x 36" (back)

2x6s for toekick base

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Drill
Miter Saw
Table Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander
Iron for Edge Banding

Instructions

Step 1

For a stained finish, apply edge banding to front exposed plywood edges of sides and bottom.

Drill 3/4" pocket holes along bottom end edges of bottom and attach to the sides with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws and wood glue.

Step 2

Attach top supports, placing pocket holes on top for strength and hiding.

Step 3

Attach back support for attaching to the wall, also attaching to the top support.

Then attach center support to front support and bottom.

Step 4

Attach back, starting with factory edges, using glue and 3/4" staples or nails to attach to back of cabinet.

Step 5

Step 6

Door sizes are shown.  Use Frameless cabinet 1/2" overlay euro style hinges to attach doors.

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