Featuring a drawer and wood top, this compact cabinet is designed to be wall mounted and is perfect as a nightstand.
Step 1: Assemble the Frame
Step 2: Make the Drawer
Step 3: Attach the Drawer Runners
Step 4: Secure the Drawer Face
Step 5: Attach the Cabinet Runners
Step 6: Make the Wood Top
Step 7: Hang the Cabinet
Step 8: Finish the Cabinet
Position top and base against the
sides and use a combination bit to
countersink and drill pilot holes,
securing with wood glue and
1 1/2" wood screws.
Position the front and back
against the sides to countersink
and drill pilot holes, securing with
adhesive and screws. Position the
base on the frame, securing with
1 1/4" panel pins 1/4" from
the edge, five each side.
Position the runner on the base
of the drawer with the wheel at the
back, use a bit to drill holes
into the base and sides, securing with
the supplied screws.
Clamp the face to the front
flush with the base of the drawer and
with equal overhang on the sides,
drill pilot holes in the corners
from inside, securing with screws.
Turn the cabinet upside down
to position the drawer flush with the
front, position the cabinet runners
with the wheels at the front, mark
the holes and remove the drawer
to drill holes, securing with the
Apply adhesive along the joining
edges of the meranti wood, position them
together on wood offcuts to add two
sash clamps, tightening until adhesive
squeezes out and leave to dry.
Save on floorspace by mounting
the cabinet on the wall using
fixing plates with wall anchors.
Secure fixing plates to the
back of the cabinet then position
it against the wall. Check that it’s
straight with a spirit level then mark
and drill holes for wall anchors in
masonry or for screws into studs.
Apply wood filler
over the screws then
sand lightly with
180-grit abrasive paper
and apply primer.
For the cabinet apply
two coats of gloss acrylic
and to the wood top apply
two coats of varnish stain,
leaving to dry then attach
a drawer handle.
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