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Big? Yes. Difficult? Nah. With only basic woodworking skills, a tablesaw, and a few simple tools, you can make custom cabinets for your home or shop.

Okay, let’s hear ’em—your excuses for not making those cabinets you could use everywhere from your kitchen to your workshop: “Oooh, they have doors.” Relax. You can make doors using just your tablesaw and a general-purpose blade to cut the joints.

“But…but, they have drawers!” Imagine making a simple box without a top, and you’re picturing most of the skills needed to make these drawers using only a tablesaw. You’ll mount those boxes with simple glides that nearly install themselves and adjust to clean up minor installation errors. Then mount the drawer fronts to the boxes for dead-on alignments. No sweat.

“Umm, I have to go to the bathroom.” Then take some measurements for a new bath vanity while you’re in there, and catch up with us on the next page.

Begin with the right cabinet dimensions

The sample base for 1 last update 2020/05/25 and wall cabinets shown below have these features to make building them as simple as possible: The sample base and wall cabinets shown below have these features to make building them as simple as possible:

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  • Wall cabinets commonly mount 18""pquote""https://www.woodmagazine.com/woodworking-how-to/cabinetry-trimwork/built-ins-that-blend-in""fraction""fraction-numerator""fraction-denominator"" narrower than the opening between another cabinet and a wall or between two walls. You’ll fill the gap with the face frame overlap on the sides.

    Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for To calculate part sizes for a base cabinet that’s wider or narrower than the one above, follow this formula:

    1. Multiply the thickness of the plywood or MDF sides times two.
    2. Subtract 34 ""fraction""fraction-numerator""fraction-denominator""-deep dadoes joining the bottom to the sides.       
    3. Subtract that number from the case width.

    Cut the cabinet bottom to that length. For example, to make a cabinet 3334 ""fraction""fraction-numerator""fraction-denominator"" plywood, cut the case bottom 33""fraction""fraction-numerator""fraction-denominator"" dado allowance. Calculate upper cabinet sizes the same way.

    Make a no-fuss case using your tablesaw

    For a base cabinet less than 4' wide, you can cut all the parts except the back and toekick from one 34 ""fraction""fraction-numerator""fraction-denominator"", or adjust your part dimensions to achieve the final cabinet width.

    Start by ripping two side pieces to the cabinet depth (minus the frame thickness); then cut them to length. Label them left and right with pencil marks on the inside faces. Now subtract the thickness of the back from your fence setting, and cut the bottom panel to width. Then cut the bottom to length.

    Using the plywood thickness to set the stacked dado width, cut a Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for 38 ""fraction""fraction-numerator""fraction-denominator""-deep rabbets along the inside back edge of the sides to accept the cabinet back. Then notch the bottom front corner of both side pieces for the toe kick [below]. A toe kick allows you to stand closer to a cabinet without bumping the front with your feet. 

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    Now cut four 212 ""fraction""fraction-numerator""fraction-denominator""-wide base block. Drill two pocket holes on both ends of each part. If you’ll add an adjustable shelf within the case, lay out and drill shelf pin holes on both sides. For even spacing, make a template from a piece of perforated hardboard as a drilling guide. Click here to watch a free video on how to drill shelf pin holes.

    Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for Putting it all together

    A dead-square cabinet requires a dead-flat assembly surface to avoid twisting the glue-up. First lay a side panel on your work surface with its dadoed face up. Apply glue to the dado and insert the bottom. Then glue the dado on the other side panel dado and mount it on the bottom. Support the other end of the side panel with top stretchers that you’ll pocket-hole-screw in place. 

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    Cut your face frame parts

    Begin by cutting 2""fraction""fraction-numerator""fraction-denominator"" longer than the dimension from the toe kick cutout to the top of the case (31""fraction""fraction-numerator""fraction-denominator"" wide, and later trim the overhangs on the sides to fit the opening. You’ll also cut the middle rail beneath the drawers 2""fraction""fraction-numerator""fraction-denominator""-wide stock, cut the top and bottom rails. To calculate the length of all three rails, measure the case width and add 1414 ""fraction""fraction-numerator""fraction-denominator"" overhangs. From that number, subtract twice the stile width for the rail lengths. Rout a 1818 ""4""karma-lazy-lazy-leaderboard-fixed--6""div-gpt-lazy-leaderboard-fixed""leaderboard""ckeditor-entity-embed ckeditor-entity-embed--center image-embed-full""image-wrapper""Cabinets PhotoD""display: none;""https://static.woodmagazine.com/styles/image_embed_full_width_large/s3/s3fs-public/image/2016/09/07/101337419.jpg 1x""(min-width: 1024px)""https://static.woodmagazine.com/styles/image_embed_full_width_medium/s3/s3fs-public/image/2016/09/07/101337419.jpg 1x""(min-width: 768px)""https://static.woodmagazine.com/styles/image_embed_full_width_small/s3/s3fs-public/image/2016/09/07/101337419.jpg 1x""(min-width: 500px)""https://static.woodmagazine.com/styles/image_embed_full_width_small/s3/s3fs-public/image/2016/09/07/101337419.jpg 1x""(min-width: 0px)""lazyload""https://static.woodmagazine.com/styles/image_embed_full_width_large/s3/s3fs-public/image/2016/09/07/101337419.jpg""Cabinets PhotoD""Cabinets PhotoD""lazyload""https://static.woodmagazine.com/styles/image_embed_full_width_large/s3/s3fs-public/image/2016/09/07/101337419.jpg 780w""Cabinets PhotoD""Cabinets PhotoD""fraction""fraction-numerator""fraction-denominator"" above the inside face of the case bottom. Check that the top stile ends sit flush with the top ends of the case sides. Clamp the frame in place, including the middle rail to the drawer stretcher [below]. If you’ll paint the cabinet, save clamping time by gluing and nailing the frame to the case. Then fill the holes.

    Make these doable doors on your tablesaw

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    If you have put off learning to make cabinet doors, these easy-to-cut stub-tenon-and-groove joints will help you overcome your door horror. Divide the job into these the 1 last update 2020/05/25 six simple steps. If you have put off learning to make cabinet doors, these easy-to-cut stub-tenon-and-groove joints will help you overcome your door horror. Divide the job into these six simple steps.

    1) From Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for 34  × 2"" for the two 2""fraction""fraction-numerator""fraction-denominator"" for the tenons, and cut the rails to that length (C).

    3) Set your tablesaw blade height to 38 ""4""karma-lazy-lazy-leaderboard-fixed--8""div-gpt-lazy-leaderboard-fixed""leaderboard""ckeditor-entity-embed ckeditor-entity-embed--center image-embed-full""image-wrapper""Cabinets PhotoF""display: none;""https://static.woodmagazine.com/styles/image_embed_full_width_large/s3/s3fs-public/image/2016/09/07/Cabinets%20PhotoF.png 1x""(min-width: 1024px)""https://static.woodmagazine.com/styles/image_embed_full_width_medium/s3/s3fs-public/image/2016/09/07/Cabinets%20PhotoF.png 1x""(min-width: 768px)""https://static.woodmagazine.com/styles/image_embed_full_width_small/s3/s3fs-public/image/2016/09/07/Cabinets%20PhotoF.png 1x""(min-width: 500px)""https://static.woodmagazine.com/styles/image_embed_full_width_small/s3/s3fs-public/image/2016/09/07/Cabinets%20PhotoF.png 1x""(min-width: 0px)""lazyload""https://static.woodmagazine.com/styles/image_embed_full_width_large/s3/s3fs-public/image/2016/09/07/Cabinets%20PhotoF.png""Cabinets PhotoF""Cabinets PhotoF""lazyload""https://static.woodmagazine.com/styles/image_embed_full_width_large/s3/s3fs-public/image/2016/09/07/Cabinets%20PhotoF.png 730w""Cabinets PhotoF""Cabinets PhotoF""fraction""fraction-numerator""fraction-denominator"", then double-face-tape an extension to your miter gauge and a spacer block to the fence about 4""fraction""fraction-numerator""fraction-denominator"" tenon on test scrap that just bottoms out in the stile grooves.

    5) Cut the panel width (A) and length (E) a hair smaller than the space between the stile and rail groove bottoms. If you’ll stain the doors, stain the panels before assembling the frame.

    6) Apply glue to the tenons plus a dab centered in each frame part groove to keep the panel from rattling. Assemble and clamp the frame and panel, measuring between diagonal corners to check for square.

    Now mount the doors on your cabinet

    Thanks to their adjustability, European-style hinges make mounting doors as easy as assembling them. Begin by drilling 138 ""fraction""fraction-numerator""fraction-denominator"" deep with a Forstner bit [below]. (European-style hinges require 35mm holes, but a 138 ""fraction""fraction-numerator""fraction-denominator"" from the top and bottom of the door for plenty of clearance, with the center of the hole 1316 ""ckeditor-entity-embed ckeditor-entity-embed--center image-embed-full""image-wrapper""Cabinets PhotoH""display: none;""https://static.woodmagazine.com/styles/image_embed_full_width_large/s3/s3fs-public/image/2016/09/07/101337421.jpg 1x""(min-width: 1024px)""https://static.woodmagazine.com/styles/image_embed_full_width_medium/s3/s3fs-public/image/2016/09/07/101337421.jpg 1x""(min-width: 768px)""https://static.woodmagazine.com/styles/image_embed_full_width_small/s3/s3fs-public/image/2016/09/07/101337421.jpg 1x""(min-width: 500px)""https://static.woodmagazine.com/styles/image_embed_full_width_small/s3/s3fs-public/image/2016/09/07/101337421.jpg 1x""(min-width: 0px)""lazyload""https://static.woodmagazine.com/styles/image_embed_full_width_large/s3/s3fs-public/image/2016/09/07/101337421.jpg""Cabinets PhotoH""Cabinets PhotoH""lazyload""https://static.woodmagazine.com/styles/image_embed_full_width_large/s3/s3fs-public/image/2016/09/07/101337421.jpg 780w""Cabinets PhotoH""Cabinets PhotoH""4""karma-lazy-lazy-leaderboard-fixed--10""div-gpt-lazy-leaderboard-fixed""leaderboard""ckeditor-entity-embed ckeditor-entity-embed--center image-embed-full""image-wrapper""Cabinets PhotoI""display: none;""https://static.woodmagazine.com/styles/image_embed_full_width_large/s3/s3fs-public/image/2016/09/07/Cabinets%20PhotoI.png 1x""(min-width: 1024px)""https://static.woodmagazine.com/styles/image_embed_full_width_medium/s3/s3fs-public/image/2016/09/07/Cabinets%20PhotoI.png 1x""(min-width: 768px)""https://static.woodmagazine.com/styles/image_embed_full_width_small/s3/s3fs-public/image/2016/09/07/Cabinets%20PhotoI.png 1x""(min-width: 500px)""https://static.woodmagazine.com/styles/image_embed_full_width_small/s3/s3fs-public/image/2016/09/07/Cabinets%20PhotoI.png 1x""(min-width: 0px)""lazyload""https://static.woodmagazine.com/styles/image_embed_full_width_large/s3/s3fs-public/image/2016/09/07/Cabinets%20PhotoI.png""Cabinets PhotoI""Cabinets PhotoI""lazyload""https://static.woodmagazine.com/styles/image_embed_full_width_large/s3/s3fs-public/image/2016/09/07/Cabinets%20PhotoI.png 692w""Cabinets PhotoI""Cabinets PhotoI""ckeditor-entity-embed ckeditor-entity-embed--center image-embed-full""image-wrapper""Cabinets Drawing4""display: none;""https://static.woodmagazine.com/styles/image_embed_full_width_large/s3/s3fs-public/image/2016/09/07/CabinetsDwg4.png 1x""(min-width: 1024px)""https://static.woodmagazine.com/styles/image_embed_full_width_medium/s3/s3fs-public/image/2016/09/07/CabinetsDwg4.png 1x""(min-width: 768px)""https://static.woodmagazine.com/styles/image_embed_full_width_small/s3/s3fs-public/image/2016/09/07/CabinetsDwg4.png 1x""(min-width: 500px)""https://static.woodmagazine.com/styles/image_embed_full_width_small/s3/s3fs-public/image/2016/09/07/CabinetsDwg4.png 1x""(min-width: 0px)""lazyload""https://static.woodmagazine.com/styles/image_embed_full_width_large/s3/s3fs-public/image/2016/09/07/CabinetsDwg4.png""Cabinets Drawing4""Cabinets Drawing4""lazyload""https://static.woodmagazine.com/styles/image_embed_full_width_large/s3/s3fs-public/image/2016/09/07/CabinetsDwg4.png 780w""Cabinets Drawing4""Cabinets Drawing4""pquote""http://Watch a free video of this drawer-making technique.""_blank""fraction""fraction-numerator""fraction-denominator"" blanks, cut the sides to the drawer-box length—18""fraction""fraction-numerator""fraction-denominator"" from the drawer opening width in the frame, and cut the front and back to that size (121116 ""4""karma-lazy-lazy-leaderboard-fixed--11""div-gpt-lazy-leaderboard-fixed""leaderboard""fraction""fraction-numerator""fraction-denominator"" from the edge to accept the drawer bottom. (Our drawer bottom sheets measured 14 ""fraction""fraction-numerator""fraction-denominator"" from the edge of a Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for 14 ""fraction""fraction-numerator""fraction-denominator"" high, as shown in Step 1 below. Test the saw settings in scrap; then cut dadoes at both ends of the two sides.

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