The Cabinet Sides Back and

1. If you purchased material that is already laminated, simply cut two sides (A) each 10-1/2 by 35-1/2 inches, one back (B) 18-1/4 by 35-1/2 inches, and one top (C) 11 by 20-3/4 inches. Then skip down to "Making the Bottom and the Shelves," below.

If you laminate the boards yourself, it is a good idea to rip a minuscule amount from each edge to be joined before gluing the wood lengths together. Use this procedure in each of the following assemblies to ensure a solid bond in the lamination process.

  1. To assemble the laminated sides (A), cut six boards from 1x4 pine, each 35-1/2 inches long.
  2. After ripping each edge to be joined, place three of the boards side by side. Wipe glue on the adjoining 35-1 /2-inch-long edges, and clamp the three boards together using at least two bar clamps. (Refer to the "Tips and Techniques" section if you need assistance with clamping procedures.) Leave the assembly clamped for at least 24 hours. You now have one side (A) measuring 10-1/2 by 35-1/2 inches.
  3. Repeat step 3 to assemble the second side (A).
  4. To make one laminated back (B), cut six boards from 1x4 pine, each 35-1/2 inches long.
  5. After ripping the edges to be joined, place the six boards side by side. Wipe glue on the adjoining 35-1/2-inch-long edges, and clamp the six boards together with two or three bar clamps. Leave the assembly clamped for at least 24 hours.
  6. You now have a laminated section that measures 21 by 35-1/2 inches. Rip one long side of the lamination to make a back (B) measuring 18-1/4 by 35-1/2 inches.
  7. To assemble the laminated top (C), cut four boards from 1x4 pine, each 20-3/4 inches long.
  8. After ripping the edges to be joined, place the four boards side by side. Wipe glue on the adjoining

20-3/4-inch-long edges, and clamp the four boards together with bar clamps. Leave the assembly clamped for at least 24 hours.

10. You how have a laminated section that measures 14 by 20-3/4 inches. Rip one short side of the lamination to make one top (C) measuring 11 by 20-3/4 inches.

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