This is set of plans for the drawer face in our Farmhouse style. I am going to post another way to construct both the drawer and door this afternoon so that you can determine your comfort level and choose accordingly. This also gives you a bit of flexibility based on readily available materials in your area and pricing of course…
Here is how the cabinet might look with the Farmhouse Drawer and Door
- Tape Measure
- Finish Nail gun or Hammer and Finish nail set.
- The materials listed for the base cabinet cover the materials needed for the plywood portion of this door.
- 1 – 1/2″ x 3″ board @6' this is basically a 1×4 only rather than being 3/4″ thick you need 1/2″.
- 1 – 1/2″ x 2″ board @ 6'.
- 1 – 1/4″ x 3/4″ Solid Wood Edge Strip (Trim)@ 6'
- 1 -1/4″ Bead Board panel if you want to insert that in the center of this door. Be sure this is only 1/4″ or you can also use paintable wallpaper for the insert. This is purely aesthetic so both would be fine.
- 5/8″ Screws
- 5/8″ Finish Nails
- Wood Glue
- Wood Filler
- Finishing Supplies
- 1 – 1/4″ Paty @ 4 1/4″ x 15 1/4″ (Main Drawer Panel)
- 2 – 1/2″ x 3″ Board at 4 1/4″ (sides)
- 2 – 1/2″ x 2″ Board at 8 3/4″ (top/bottom)
- 2 – 1/4″ x 3/4″ Solid Edge Strip at 4 3/4″ (sides)
- 2 – 1/4″ x 3/4″ Solid Edge Strip at 15 1/4″ (Top/bottom)
** Check for Square after your panel has been cut down. We wouldn't want a crooked drawer. Use Glue and masking tape to secure the Edge Strips in place. Allow to Dry and use Finish Nails to secure.
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The Diagram below indicates the size the drawer panel should be cut.
Fasten your boards to the sides, top and bottom. Use glue and 5/8″ screws from underneath.
Attach your Edge Strips around the outside. Use masking tape to secure them while the glue sets, then fasten with finish nails. The sides will sit past the top and bottom to house the top and bottom edge strips and visibly hide the edges of the edges…attach your bead board insert as well using glue.
Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School
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