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DIY Modern Farmhouse Fancy Door Cabinet

Hey friends! I am always looking for more storage solutions around the house. I love my entryway, but I was really in need of a piece with more storage. I came across some fun wainscoting panels, and knew they would make the cutest doors! So, I designed this storage cabinet with them.

Isn’t she so cute?? I just love how it turned out so much! Before we get started, be sure to watch our how-to video here! You can also download and print the free plans at the bottom of this post!

The first step is to build your 2 face frames. I used my new Kreg Jig 720 PRO for this build and I LOVE IT! You guys will love it too… definitely worth the upgrade for those of you that already own a different model. You can see it HERE on Amazon!

These are made from 2×4 boards that I ripped to 3” wide each. Add 1.5” pocket holes where they are shown here and attach in place using wood glue and 2.5” pocket hole screws. The bottom horizontal boards will line up 2.5” from the base of the leg pieces.

Now you will build the sides of the cabinet. I worked with my new Greenworks drill on this build! I LOVE THIS THING TOO! It’s the perfect size for my hands and it’s crazy powerful! You can see it HERE on Amazon!

These are constructed with 3/4” hardwood plywood and 1×4 boards. Add 3/4” pocket holes down each long side on the back side of the panel. Then, attach the 1×4 trim to the front of the panel using wood glue and 1.25” brad nails. You will build two of these that will be indentical.

Now attach the two side frames to the back face frame using wood glue and 1.5” Kreg pocket hole screws. You want the top of the side frames to be flush with the top of the back face frame which will leave a 2.5” space below the bottom of the side frames. You also want the outside of the trim boards to be flush with the outside edge of the face frame.

The base of this cabinet is also 3/4” hardwood plywood. Add 3/4” pocket holes with the Kreg Jig along all 4 sides of this piece. Then, attach it to the back face frame and side frames using wood glue and 1.5” pocket hole screws.

Attach the middle divider next. This is also 3/4” hardwood plywood cut slightly shorter than the side frames. Add pocket holes down both long sides and the bottom of one side of this board. Attach it to the base of the dresser and the middle leg of the face frame using wood glue and 1.25” pocket hole screws for the bottom and 1.5” pocket hole screws for the longer sides. Don’t forget to use wood glue too!

Attach the front face frame next! Use wood glue and 1.5” Kreg pocket hole screws to go through the side frames and center divider and into the face frame. Just like the back face frame, you want the outsides and top flush with the outside edges of the face frame.

At this point, I like to stop and build the doors before adding my top and back. These doors are constructed from 1/2” hardwood plywood. Cut each panel to size. I like to leave 1/8” gap all around each door. It’s best to measure and cut this part exact in case one of your doors is uneven.

Attach the door trim next! This is 1×4 boards cut to size. Measure and cut your longer vertical pieces first, and then measure and cut the shorter horizontal pieces. Attach the trim pieces using wood glue and 1”
brad nails.

I found the door trim at my local hardware store, but I was unable to find a link to share it with you. I did find nearly the exact same thing on Amazon HERE. I have used this brand before for other trim pieces and love the quality!

Build the top of the cabinet next. These are 2×6 boards that. I ripped down to 5”wide each.
Add 1.5” pocket holes down one side of 3 of the boards. Then, line them up flush and attach them using 2.5” pocket hole screws.

Attach the top to the cabinet with 3.5” wood or Spax screws through the face frame and into the top.

Final step is adding your back! This is just 1/4” hardwood plywood cut to size. Attach it to the back of the dresser using wood glue and 1” staples or nails.

Now let’s talk about the finish! I painted the doors and cabinet base with Sherwin-Williams Pure White in satin finish. I stained the top using Varathane stain in Golden Oak. I love the combo of the two!

I found the best hinges on Amazon. You can find them HERE! Great price too!

I love the door pulls! I have used them on several different builds. They are also a great price and ship super fast. You can find them HERE on Amazon!

I found the wreath on Amazon as well HERE! I used a pair of scissors to cut the berries off because they were too yellow for where I was putting it.

DIY Modern Farmhouse Fancy Door Cabinet

CLICK HERE to print the FREE plans!

Instructions

  • The first step is to build your 2 face frames. These are made from 2×4 boards that I ripped to 3” wide each. Add 1.5” pocket holes where they are shown here and attach in place using wood glue and 2.5” pocket hole screws. The bottom horizontal boards will line up 2.5” from the base of the leg pieces.
  • Now you will build the sides of the cabinet. These are constructed with 3/4” hardwood plywood and 1×4 boards. Add 3/4” pocket holes down each long side on the back side of the panel.
  • Then, attach the 1×4 trim to the front of the panel using wood glue and 1.25” brad nails. You will build two of these that will be indentical.
  • Now attach the two side frames to the back face frame using wood glue and 1.5” Kreg pocket hole screws. You want the top of the side frames to be flush with the top of the back face frame which will leave a 2.5” space below the bottom of the side frames. You also want the outside of the trim boards to be flush with the outside edge of the face frame.
  • The base of this cabinet is also 3/4” hardwood plywood. Add 3/4” pocket holes with the Kreg Jig along all 4 sides of this piece. Then, attach it to the back face frame and side frames using wood glue and 1.5” pocket hole screws.
  • Attach the middle divider next. This is also 3/4” hardwood plywood cut slightly shorter than the side frames. Add pocket holes down both long sides and the bottom of one side of this board. Attach it to the base of the dresser and the middle leg of the face frame using wood glue and 1.25” pocket hole screws for the bottom and 1.5” pocket hole screws for the longer sides. Don’t forget to use wood glue too!
  • Attach the front face frame next! Use wood glue and 1.5” Kreg pocket hole screws to go through the side frames and center divider and into the face frame. Just like the back face frame, you want the outsides and top flush with the outside edges of the face frame.
  • At this point, I like to stop and build the doors before adding my top and back. These doors are constructed from 1/2” hardwood plywood. Cut each panel to size. I like to leave 1/8” gap all around each door. It’s best to measure and cut this part exact in case one of your doors is uneven.
  • Attach the door trim next! This is 2×4 boards cut to size. Measure and cut your longer vertical pieces first, and then measure and cut the shorter horizontal pieces. Attach the trim pieces using wood glue and 1”brad nails.
  • Build the top of the cabinet next. These are 2×6 boards that. I ripped down to 5”wide each. Add 1.5” pocket holes down one side of 3 of the boards. Then, line them up flush and attach them using 2.5” pocket hole screws.
  • Attach the top to the cabinet with 3.5” wood or Spax screws through the face frame and into the top.
  • Final step is adding your back! This is just 1/4” hardwood plywood cut to size. Attach it to the back of the dresser using wood glue and 1” staples or nails.

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