This can be a enjoyable easy challenge with huge impression! I really like the combo of wooden and steel.
Oh did I point out it solely took 2 hours from begin to end, one board, one stick of “angle aluminum” and a few screws!
Effectively, it truly goes end first on this one! Step one was to chop down my 2 x 12 into 3 items at 31 1/2” (so I might get three cabinets out of 1 8 foot lengthy board). I gave them sanding and stained them.
I used Carrington by RustOleum – it is bought a slight reddish tint, very fairly!
Now for the aluminum angle. Yow will discover it at most any ironmongery shop, and it is fairly cheap –
Aluminum angle is available in precut sizes, however mine have been 48″ in size, so I made a decision to chop them in half.
One of the best ways I’ve discovered to chop aluminum angle is with a jigsaw with a steel blade.
Simply clamp the aluminum angle down,
And it cuts like butter!
Even simpler than reducing wooden!
Then it was time add the aluminum angle to the boards.
I set my 3 boards on their facet on a pair sawhorses, set the primary aluminum piece flush with the highest and backside board.
Then I predrilled by way of simply the aluminum the place I needed to position my self tapping screws,
One on either side of the angle piece.
I did the highest board first after which the underside. I measured and marked the center of the angle piece and set the middle of the center 2 x 12 board and did the identical, predrilled and sunk my self tapping screws.
I did the identical for all 4 sides. Virtually accomplished.
Then I simply wanted so as to add these candy casters! I used 1 1/4” self tapping screws right here.
I flipped it up and stood again to admire.
AMAZING! It is actually is wonderful what 2 hours and few supplies could make!
Can I Construct This Greater?
Sure! You may construct this challenge in numerous sizes. Take a look at the brag posts for some inspiration. However do bear in mind a 2×12 can span about 4 ft earlier than it begins to sag. And likewise as you go taller, there is perhaps some wobble – take into account including flat steel bar to the again to create construction as accomplished right here:
Picture submitted by JOSS