Step 2: Attach the Molding

Attach the molding to build a Medicine Cabinet
Illustration: Gregory Nemec
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Install the crosspiece flush at the top of the cabinet frame with 1½-inch brads. Measure and cut crown molding to fit, making 45-degree miters at the corners. Install the molding ¾ inch from the bottom of the crosspiece with glue and 1½-inch brads.
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    Tools List

    • 30-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • miter saw
      Compound miter saw
    • circular saw
      Circular saw
    • pneumatic brad nailer
      Pneumatic brad nailer
    • air compressor
      Air compressor
    • bar clamps
      Bar clamps
    • pocket hole jig
      Pocket-hole jig and bit
    • drill
      Drill/driver
    • Countersink bit
      #2 combination countersink bit
    • paintbrush
      ½-inch paintbrush

    Shopping List

    ½-inch pine plywood Get one 2-by-4-foot sheet.

    1x6 clear pine Get one 12-footer.

    1x8 clear pine Get one 4-footer.

    1x2 clear pine Get one 2-footer.

    1x3 clear pine Get one 6-footer.

    1x4 clear pine Get one 3-footer.

    -inch pine cove molding Get one 8-foot length.

    2¾-inch solid poplar crown molding Get one 3-foot length.

    ¼-inch high-density fiberboard (HDF) Get a 2-by-4-foot sheet.

    Mirror Cut to 21 inches x 14¾ inches.

    No-mortise hinges Get two designed for a ¾-inch-thick door.

    Door pull

    18-gauge 1½-inch brads

    18-gauge 1¼-inch brads

    18-gauge ¾-inch brads

    18-gauge ½-inch brads

    1¼-inch pocket screws

    Pocket-screw hole plugs

    2-inch wood screws

    Plastic wall anchors

    Wood glue

    Wood filler

    Mirror adhesive

    1½-inch paintbrush

    Paint, lacquer, or varnish