Making Furniture With Kitchen Cabinets


Make your own furniture by combining kitchen cabinets in different ways. This can be a weekend DIY project and can add immensely to your house's resale value. All you need are some basic tools and lots of imagination, use some time to plan this project before hand and find some nice cabinets, The cabinets could be special ordered, custom made, off the shelf, used from the salvage store, or used cabinets from a recent kitchen renovation.

I am typing this on my desk made out of a kitchen base cabinets with drawers and a flush door on top of it with the other end mounted to the wall. I have seen some nice desks built with antique panel doors with a sheet of glass on top of them.

Perhaps you need an entertainment center, this could have been accomplished with a row of wall cabinets on the floor and then the second row could have been a cabinet at each end. Finished with a row of cabinets on top with crown molding. These cabinets will all be mounted to the wall like a kitchen, and also screwed to each other at the sides that touch another cabinet.

How about a book case? Use kitchen base cabinets with a nice wooden top, or even marble. Then set a row of wall cabinets right on top of the counter top. For these upper cabinets you can order cabinets with out doors, or just remove the doors and patch the screw holes. If you need a taller unit use another row of cabinets.

I have always found a great use for used cabinets is in the garage. Put a row of base cabinets with a recycled counter top, and hang wall cabinets above them. This will give you a nice work area and a great place to store all those small things in the garage.

Need more storage in the laundry room? Put a row of cabinets above the washer and dryer for storing the laundry detergent, and all those other things that need a home.

Use some short wall cabinets in the mud room, use a cabinet that goes above a refrigerator. You can get 18 "cabinets that are 18" deep put a cushion on these for a bench with storage.

Want to match some furniture in your house? Try unfinished cabinets and stain them, or paint them to match you existing furniture.

Cabinets can be used for many uses, use your imagination and get out your tape measure and start planning that new piece of furniture!

Source by Forrest Ketner