Step 4: Build the Cabinet.

Shim the back panel ¼ inch above your benchtop. Mark the shelf and rail locations on the side pieces and stand them up against the back panel. Place the shelves and rails at their marks, and screw into them through the sides and the back. Install the cup pegs and the French cleat. Paint the piece and hang it.
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    Tools List

    • 30-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • circular saw
      Circular saw
    • flexible batten
      Thin, flexible batten to draw curves
    • jigsaw
    • drill
    • 5/16-inch drill bit
      5/16-inch drill bit
    • shims
    • one-and-a-half inch paintbrush

    Shopping List

    1x12 poplar board. Get one 8-footer for the sides and shelves, which will need to be ripped to width.

    5/4-by-4-inch poplar board. Get one 4-footer to rip for the dowel rails.

    ½-inch beadboard panel for the back. Get one 4-by-8-foot sheet.

    5/16-inch maple dowels. Get four 4-foot pieces.Four Shaker pegs

    French cleat. Get one 18-inch metal cleat like this one.

    1-¼-inch wood screws

    Brad nails

    Wood glue