Shaker kitchen cabinets – Shaker furniture is usually identified as a simple and minimalist. With its innovative joinery, quality and functionality, it continues to be a popular design for furniture and cabinets today. Tailor-made Shaker cabinets can cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars per cabinet, and made Shaker-style cabinets often do not have the quality that many homeowners are looking for. With the right knowledge and tools, you can design and build your own Shaker cabinets.
Building body shaker kitchen cabinets, Measure the cabinet opening (height, width and depth) to determine the overall cabinet size. Cut two pieces of 3/4-inch hardwood plywood to the height and depth measurements on the table saw. Assemble the frame using wood glue and bar clamps.
Adding face frame for shaker kitchen cabinets, Cut four pieces of 3/4-inch hardwood lumber to 2 inches in width by using the table saw. Determine the front side of the cabinet and glue and clamp two pieces of 2-inch width hardwood lumber along the left and right before your cupboard. Cut the remaining two pieces to fit snugly between the side panels. Glue and clamp the rails to the cabinet. Measure and cut a piece of 1/4-inch hardwood plywood to cover your back.