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This easy to build DIY linen cabinet features a storage drawer, adjustable shelves, and a decorative cane panel door to give it a fun, modern vibe. It would work perfect in a small bathroom for extra towel storage or in a small entryway to tuck away leashes, gloves, hats, etc.

Difficulty moderate

Materials

Wood Products

  • 1 Board , 2x2x8
  • 1 Full Sheet Plywood , 3/4"
  • 1 Full Sheet Plywood , 1/4"
  • 5 Boards , 1x3x8
  • 1 Small Crown Molding , 4'
  • 1 Lattice Trim

Hardware & Supplies

  • 1 13" x 36" piece cane webbing
  • 1 1/8” x ¾” x 8’ lattice trim (optional)
  • 2 Full overlay concealed hinges for frameless cabinet
  • 1 Box 1 ¼” pocket hole screws
  • 1 Box 2” wood screws
  • 1 Box 9/16" staples
  • 1 Box brad nails
  • 2 Set of Shelf Pins

Cut List & Parts

  • 2 Side Panels , ¾” x 12 ½” x 50”
  • 2 Bottom Panels , ¾” x 12 ½” x 14”
  • 2 Top Supports , ¾” x 2 ½” x 14”
  • 1 Back Panel , ¼” x 15 ½” x 50”
  • 1 Top Panel , ¾” x 14 ¾” x 19 ½”
  • 4 1x3s for side panel trim , ¾” x 2 ½” x 50”
  • 4 1x3s for side panel trim , ¾” x 2 ½” x 8 ½”
  • 1 1x3 for front trim , ¾” x 2 ½” x 15 ½”
  • 2 1x3s for door frame sides , ¾” x 2 ½” x 38 ¾”
  • 2 1x3s for door frame top/bottom , ¾” x 2 ½” x 10 ¼”
  • 2 Drawer box sides , ¾” x 7” x 12”
  • 2 Drawer box front/back , ¾” x 7” x 12 ¼”
  • 1 Drawer box bottom , ¼” x 12” x 13 ¾”
  • 2 1x3s for drawer front frame sides , ¾” x 2 ½” x 8 3/8”
  • 2 1x3s for drawer front top/bottom , ¾” x 2 ½” x 10 ¼”
  • 4 2x2s for base frame legs , 1 ½” x 1 ½” x 6”
  • 2 2x2s for base frame sides , 1 ½” x 1 ½” x 10 ½”
  • 2 2x2s for base frame front/back , 1 ½” x 1 ½” x 14”
  • 2 Shelves , ¾” x 11” x 13 ¾”
  • 3 Crown molding , Cut to fit

Directions

  • Assemble Cabinet Carcass

    Cut two side panels, two bottom panels, and two plywood strips (OR use 1x3s) to assemble the cabinet carcass like shown. Drill ¾” pocket holes into the ends of the plywood strips and along the edges of the bottom panels.

    Before assembling, apply iron on edge banding to the front edges of each piece if desired.

  • Add Top Supports

    Then, assemble using 1 ¼” pocket holes.

    NOTE: You can use a solid panel for the top instead of strips—I was just trying to save on lumber.

  • Drill Shelf Pin Holes

    Drill shelf pin holes along both sides of the cabinet to install adjustable shelves later.

  • Attach Back Panel

    Cut ¼” plywood panel to fit over the back side and staple (or screw with 1 ¼” screws) onto the back.

  • Trim Out Side Panels

    Glue and brad nail 1x3s on both side panels like shown. Note that the 1x3 at the front should overhang the front edge by ¾”. These measurements are a good guideline, but with trim pieces, it’s best to double check your sizing and cut to fit for tighter joints.

  • Attach Front Trim

    Cut one more 1x3 piece to fit along the top edge like shown. Glue and nail in place.

  • Attach Top

    Cut ¾” plywood piece for the top and apply edge banding on front and sides if desired. Place it on the top of the cabinet leaving 1 ¼” overhang on both sides and so that it’s flush on the back side. Use 1 ¼” wood screws through the top supports to attach.

  • Add Crown Molding

    Cut to fit small crown molding (I used 1 ¾” crown) around the top and brad nail in place.

  • Assemble Door Frame

    Cut 1x3s for door frame and assemble using ¾” pocket holes and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws (use glue as well, if you’d like) like shown. Once assembled, you can plug pocket holes if desired or leave as is. I plugged mine for a cleaner look.

  • Install Door Hinges

    Use a Kreg Concealed Hinge Jig to drill cup holes to install full overlay cabinet hinges for frameless cabinets.

  • Attach Cabinet Door

    Screw the hinges into the door and install door into cabinet.

  • Assemble Drawer Box

    Cut ¾” plywood pieces to assemble drawer box like shown. Glue and brad nail (or use 1 ¼” wood screws) to assemble box.

  • Attach Drawer Bottom

    Then, cut ¼” plywood panel to staple (or screw) onto the bottom.

  • Build Drawer Front

    Cut 1x3 drawer front pieces like shown and assemble just like the door frame using ¾” pocket holes and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.

  • Attach Drawer Front

    Glue/brad nail this frame onto the drawer so that when installed into the cabinet, it leaves 1/8” gap around all sides.

  • Build Cabinet Base

    Assemble a 2x2 frame for the cabinet base using 1 ½” pocket holes and 2 ½” pocket hole screws with wood glue like shown.

  • Install Cabinet Base

    Using 2” wood screws through the bottom, install this base onto the bottom of the cabinet.

  • Finish and Install Cane Panel

    Finish the cabinet as desired—I painted my base SW Iron Ore and gave the top a couple coats of clear poly. You can attach the can panel before or after finish, but I’d recommend doing it after.

    To install the cane, remove the door from the hinges and lay it face down. Trim the cane to fit over the opening with about 1” overhang on all sides (approx. 12 ½” x 35 ¾”). Regular, general purpose scissors work fine for this. Staple the cane into the door frame pulling as tight as you can and keeping it straight.

  • Add Trim to Back of Door

    Then, cut to fit thin scrap strips or some lattice trim and staple over the edges. Make sure not to staple any trim where it will interfere with the hinges.

  • Add Shelves

    Cut ¾” plywood to 11” x 13 ¾” to use as the shelves. Use shelf pins in the holes drilled in step three to install as many shelves as you wish.