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Face Frame Base Cabinet Woodworking Plans

Face Frame Base Cabinet Woodworking Plans

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Printable PDF woodworking plans for building your own base cabinets with a face frame.

The complete guide teaches you how to build your own cabinets of any dimension. Includes standard dimensions for different types of base cabinets to help you determine the sizes you want for your project. Also includes instructions for base cabinets with a notched in toe kick or with a 2x4 toe kick base for easy installation. 

Premium PDF Plans include:

  • Recommended Tools
  • Shopping list
  • How to figure cut list for custom cabinets
  • Step-by-step instructions with 3D renderings
  • Plywood layout tips and examples
  • Cabinet making tips and techniques
  • Helpful resources
  • BONUS: Base cabinet cut list calculator
  • BONUS: Cut lists for 9 sizes of standard kitchen base cabinets
  • BONUS: 3D SketchUp file

PLEASE NOTE: You are purchasing the digital files only, no actual product will be shipped. The build plans are delivered as a downloadable PDF that you can print or view on any device. 

What You'll Receive

Printable PDF Build Plans
Link to Cut List Calculator
PDF of Standard Cabinet Cut Lists
SketchUp File of Basic Base Cabinet

Finished Dimensions

This guide teaches you how to build any size cabinet!

Materials Needed

3/4” thick plywood
1/4” thick plywood
1x boards
1 1/4” pocket hole screws
5/8” to 1” brad nails
Wood glue
Sand paper
Optional: 2x4s and 2 1/2" pocket hole screws for toe kick base

Recommended Tools

Miter saw
Circular saw with guide track
Pocket hole jig
Drill
Brad nail gun
Corner clamps
Face clamps
Table saw (optional)

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Ashley Kolodziej
Easy to follow and flexible!

I used these to make some custom base cabinets for a kitchen island. The pre-sized measurements really helped me understand the pattern and customize the dimensions for what I needed. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. I also appreciated that there were instructions for how to use scrap plywood instead of 1x boards for the face frame, which I did. The cutting layouts were helpful too, though I ended up using opticutter.com to create my own layouts because I needed unusual sizes, but wanted to make the best use of my wood. Thank you for sharing, well worth it for the confidence! Even though I have some woodworking experience, I was pretty nervous about getting everything square, strong, and stable, and this helped me so much.

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