Many woodworkers, especially those that have just started out, haven’t taken on a job as large as making cabinets. Some may look at them as an overwhelming project, but this doesn’t have to be the case.

Not for simple ones at least. A cabinet is basically 3 parts – the box, the face frames, and the doors. Assembling the entire unit is not as simple 1,2, 3, but once you have made a cabinet or two, you will get the feel for them pretty quickly, and see that they aren’t terribly complex. At least not as complex as you originally thought.

In the video below, you will see how to make a basic cabinet. Now with the doors, you don’t have to make them as complex as he does, though it is better to have them made at least in a similar fashion if you can. If you don’t go with a panel style door, then you have a chance of them warping over time, especially in the kitchen if they get wet or damp.