Build a Rolling Storage Cabinet

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designsbystudioc added on 5/4/2019

An easy to build cabinet on casters with a tile top, and a shelf behind the door. The cabinet is counter height and the perfect addition to a small space.


Follow the steps below to complete this project.


Step One

Cut the pieces for the sides, top and shelf. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4" material, drill pocket holes in each end of the top, bottom and shelf. Assemble the case using glue and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws.


Step Two

Cut the piece for the back. Secure the back to the case using 1-1/2" brad nails.


Step Three

Cut the pieces for the face frame. Drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter pieces. Assemble the frame using glue and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws. Position the face frame on the case with the sides and bottom flush. (Remember: the top of the face frame will sit 1/4" higher than the case to accommodate the tile.) Secure in place using glue and 1-1/2" brad nails.


Step Four

Cut the pieces for the door frame and drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter pieces. Assemble the frame using glue and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws. Using a router and a 1/4" rabbeting bit, cut a 1/4" deep rabbet along the inside back of the frame to accommodate the panel. Use a chisel to square the corners so the frame will fit (the corners of the panel can also be rounded.)


Step Five

Cut the 1/4" panel to fit, then secure to the door frame using glue and 1/2" brad nails.


Step Six

Finish the cabinet as desired, then install the door following the manufacturer's installation instructions for the hinges. The door will overlap the opening by 1/4" on all sides.


Step Seven

The casters will be secured to the bottom of the case using 3/4" screws.

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Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(2) 1x2, 96", Board  
(1) 1x3, 96", Board  
(2) 1/4" Thick, Quarter Sheet, Plywood  
(1) 3/4" Thick, Half Sheet, Plywood  


(1) Box of 1-1/4" Pocket Hole Screws  
(1) Box of 1/2" Brad Nails  
(1) Box of 1-1/2" Brad Nails  
(2) 1/4" Overlay Hinges  
(4) 3" Casters with 3/4" screws  
(1) Wood Glue  
(1) Sandpaper (80, 120, 220 Grits)  
(2) Rectangular Wood Grain Ceramic Tiles  

Parts/Cut List:

(2) Case Sides, 3/4" plywood at 11-7/16" x 33"  
(3) Case Top, Bottom & Shelves, 3/4" plywood at 11-7/16" x 22-1/4"  
(2) Face Frame, 1x2 at 20-3/4"  
(2) Face Frame, 1x2 at 33-1/4"  
(1) Back, 1/4" plywood at 23" x 32-1/4"  
(2) Door Frame, 1x3 at 16-1/4"  
(2) Door Frame, 1x3 at 30-3/4"  
(1) Door Panel, 1/4" plywood at 16-3/4" x 26-1/4"  

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