Doors and drawers for the Apothecary Console.
2 – 1×8 Boards, 10′ Long
Scrap 1×16 and 1/4″ plywood from the base cabinet
4 Total Euro Style Hinges, Full Overlay or Inset (see below)
Cut List: For 4 Drawers
4 – 3/4″ Plywood or MDF @ 13″ x14″ (Drawer bottoms, use scrap 1×16 pieces)
4 – 1×8 @ 13″ (Drawer Backs)
8 – 1×8 @ 14 3/4″ (Drawer Sides)
4 – 1×8 @ 14 1/2″ (Drawer Fronts
16 – 1/4″ plywood @ 7″ x 7 3/4″ (False Faces)
Cut List: For Both Drawers (Drawers are not the same!)
1 – 3/4″ Plywood or MDF @ 16″ x15 1/2″ (Larger Door, use scrap 1×16 pieces)
1 – 3/4″ Plywood or MDF @ 16″ x14 5/8″ (Smaller Door, use scrap 1×16 pieces)
8 – 1/4″ plywood @ 7″ x 7 3/4″ (False Faces, use scraps from the back)
Begin by fastening the drawer back to the drawer bottom using 2″ screws and glue. A trick I do to make my drawers slide better without having to buy hardware is rest the bottom (but not the back and sides and front) on a scrap piece of 1/4″ plywood when fastening the backs, sides and front. This raises the bottom 1/4″ and that way your bottom doesn’t drag when the door is opened and closed. After you finish you piece, you can rub vasoline on the sides and your drawers should glide smoothly on the side edges.
Just like you added the back, now add the sides. Make sure you also fasten to the back piece.
Now add the front, making use the drawer is square and the front lines up with all outside edges. Fasten with 2″ screws and glue to the sides and bottom.
Here is what I would do because I’m a slight perfectionist. I would put all of your drawers into the drawer boxes without the false faces and center the drawers on the opening, with approximately an 1/8″ all the way around (a 1/4″ on the top). Then I would position the false faces over the drawers so that the false faces just covers this gap. Leave a 3/4″ space between the false faces. Glue and if you have your nailer handy, tack a few nails into the corners of the false faces. Clamp and let dry.
The above diagram is shown to help you determine the centers of the false faces for adding your knobs. Would LOVE to see some label holder knobs like these:
Woudn’t that be cute.
Can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Cut you doors as shown above. The doors are not the same. Fit in the opening and attach with inset euro style full overlay hinges.
My favorite are these from Lowes:
As you did with the false faces from the drawers, attach the false faces to the doors, concealing the gap around the doors.