The house we recently flipped needed an entire kitchen renovation and since there wasn’t that many cabinets so I decided to take on building the carcasses (cabinet boxes) myself. This post will share how I built the smallest of all the cabinets; the 7 inch wide, slim cabinet. This one got installed just to the right of the oven and is perfect for baking sheets and trays.
These cabinets are super quick and easy to build. The frameless design means no face frame which gives you more usable space and is one less thing to build. The only downside is that during installation this style of cabinet is more at risk for racking (front of the box becoming out of square). So you’ll want to take extra care in checking this during installation. The carcass is made of 3/4″ pre-finished maple plywood from Purebond which is a great product because not only does it give you that beautiful and durable factory finish on the inside, but it makes me feel better knowing that it’s formaldehyde-free and all sourced and manufactured in North America.
Since we wanted a painted door and cabinet face we edge banded the front edge of the plywood with a birch iron-on edge banding and painted that edge to match the doors. Another good thing about the pre-finished maple plywood is that the paint can be scraped right off with a plastic razor once its dry. Alright, let me show you how easy it was to build this cabinet.
Below is a list of projects that have been publish or are to come in this kitchen renovation series. So be sure to check those out for more details.
Our Flip House Kitchen Renovation Series
- Frameless Cabinet Carcasses
- Cabinet Door Drying Rack
- Cabinet End Panels
- Spraying & Installing Cabinet Doors
- Upper Cabinet Crown Moulding
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How to build a 7in Slim Base Cabinet
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