Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a West Elm Inspired Design Workshop Door Cabinet Components

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These components are designed to work with steel shelving standards and brackets similar to these where screws can be inserted through the bottom of the bracket into the component.

Estimated Cost 


Dimensions for This Project

  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
  • Brad nailer
  • One half sheet of ¾” plywood 
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” brad nails
  • Edge banding for plywood, optional
  • Screws to go through the bracket into the component – length will vary
  • One set of hinges
  • Two cabinet pulls
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List 
  •  2 – ¾” plywood at 14-1/4” x 29-1/2” – Top & Bottom
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 14-1/4” x 17-1/4” – Sides
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 14-1/4” x 29-1/2” – Back
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 14” x 14-9/16” – Doors

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1

Step 1 

If using edge banding, it will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood before assembly.

Cut the pieces for the bottom and sides. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in the top and bottom edges of the side pieces. Attach to the bottom as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 2

Step 2 

Cut the piece for the back. Drill pocket holes in all four edges of the back piece. Attach to the sides and bottom using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 3

Step 3 

Cut the piece for the top. Attach using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws through the sides and back into the top.

Step 4

Step 4 

Cut the pieces for the doors. Attach the hinges to the doors, then attach the hinges to the cabinet. Make any necessary adjustments. There will be a 1/8” gap around all sides of the doors as well as in between. Install the cabinet pulls.

Finishing Instructions 

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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