Van Flip| Ep. 10| Building out the big brown beauty.


The Big Brown beauty has cabinets and we couldn’t be more excited & thankful! This stage definitely brought the dream to life and the vision is all coming together. The countdown is on, we are just 4 short weeks away from our deadline!! Watch as we figure out how to make these cabinet and watch her transform!!

Material List

3 Sheets of 1/2″ plywood – We were able to use 3 sheets for the cabinet bases & doors and still had plenty left over for scrap things to make shelves out of!

17 Poplar 1 x 2’s – We used these for the framing & faces of the cabinets. We also used these to create the shaker look on the cabinet doors. I would suggest using a 1×3 or 1×4 for future use & if you have the funds. We were almost “too” close for our liking when drilling holes for the cabinet hinges

B Board – its actually Bead board, but I said B board 🙂 I couldn’t find a link for this, but go to your hardware store and just get anything thin & flexible for the back of your cabinets. You don’t want to add any more weight than you have to!

Wood Glue –  Titebond 5063 Original Wood Glue, 8-Ounces Glue all the wood before you use the nail gun. Glue is actually a better adhesive than the nails – says Steve! 🙂

Soft Close Hinges – These were gifted to us by Steve but here is a link for similar ones! AmazonBasics Soft Close Hinge, 1/2″ Overlay, Nickel Plated, 10-Pack They are really nice because they hold the doors open and then also hold the doors closed while moving with out latches! You will need to have them specially drilled into the doors at a cabinet warehouse. They normally charge a couple bucks per door!

Tools Needed

Skill Saw or Table Saw – Cut plywood in a straight line with nice finished edge.

Chop Saw – Quick way to chop 1 x 2’s but not necessary, you could use a skill saw.

Nail Gun – brad nails are small thin nails that will hold your cabinets together. They are still super strong and also don’t leave a large nail head to worry about when later painting.

Finish Nails – These are used for extra security in the corners of your cabinets and they dig deep into the wood so you don’t see them. They also have a small head so it will be easy to cover with filler when you are ready to paint.

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