Pretty in Pink: Post 3 {pocket hole cabinet doors}

I don’t know why it is proving to be so difficult to begin this post in an interesting way!  I have began and deleted 4 different beginnings, so now I give up and you just get this.  Definitely the worst one.

My last attempt at doors was the cabinet in the laundry room:

These were not difficult–but then again, you’ll recall that they do not actually open either.  Since they hide the litter box, I didn’t feel it was necessary to look inside from the front!  This current built-in needs working doors.  And I am very happy with how they turned out.

I used 1x3s for the door frame.  First I learned how to use the router table that my stepdad provided for me.  I used a straight bit to rabbet out a spot to fit a 1/4″ plywood back.  Then I cut a miter corner for each door and attached with pocket holes.

Then I cut a 1/4″ plywood back and glued it on.

"Weighting" for the glue to dry. I crack myself up.

The finished doors!  I puttied all dings, etc.

I didn’t bother plugging the pocket hole on these, although that would have improved the appearance on the back.  If you don’t have a router, you could just attach the plywood back directly to the 1x3s and account for that thickness in the shelves you put in the cabinet.

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I'm a DIY girl with a blog. Trying to complete one project before I jump into the next one!

5 responses to “Pretty in Pink: Post 3 {pocket hole cabinet doors}”

  1. Sharon Grattan says :

    What is the depth of the cabinets? This is exactly what I want to do in my son’s room, except where the bed is a window seat. Also, when you bought your materials, how much of the pure bond, plywood and pine did you need? Thanks


    • Pink Toes and Power Tools says :

      Sharon–so sorry you’ve had to wait on this. I want to make sure that I give you the right info–I’ll try to get that to you tomorrow. School is starting back and I’ve been immersed in emergency medical forms, school supply shopping, and soccer getting in to full swing….


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