How to build a door for the Modular Bar Plan collection.
1 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long
1 - base cabinet
1 - knob or handle
1 set of either narrow profile or surface mount hinges
Measure your door openings first before building doors. Doors should be 1/8" less on each side, or 1/4" smaller overall.
2 - 1x3 @ 17 1/4"
2 - 1x3 @ 14 1/2"
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
First you will need to build the base from this plan. If you add shelves, leave the front trim off to give room for the inset door. Measure the opening, confirming it is 1/4" wider and taller than the overall dimensions of door in this plan.
Cut plywood to fit back and attach with glue and nails. It's better to make the plywood smaller than larger - this is not the place for overhangs.
We have been putting hinges on quite a few projects lately, and have been using a few different types.
Narrow Profile or Butt/Mortise Hinges
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.