Step 5: Make a Shelf

adding a shelf to the inside of the cabinet
Photo: Laura Moss
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Add an interior supply shelf that's the same length as the cabinet frame's top and bottom but ¾ inch narrower, to accommodate the cabinet's inset back panel. Drill pilot holes and secure the shelf with wood screws.
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    Tools List

    • 16-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • pencil
      Pencil
    • Rafter Square
      Rafter square
    • circular saw
      Circular saw
    • bar clamps
      Bar clamps
    • drill
      Drill/driver
    • multi-bit screwdriver
      Screwdriver
    • one-and-a-half inch paintbrush
      Paintbrush

    Shopping List

    Shutter

    Fold-up ironing board

    Iron rest

    Hanging bar

    1x8 boards

    ¾-inch plywood

    1½-inch wood screws

    ¾-inch No. 10 screws

    2 cabinet hinges

    Cabinet knob

    Spackling compound or wood putty

    Paint