Custom Built PureBond Cabinets – CHECK!

I am so, so SO tired right now. And yet, here I am, posting a cabinet update. Why? Because these babies are BUILT! I mentioned previously that my goal for this kitchen was to build all the cabinets ourselves, out of Purebond plywood. It was important to me because 1) I’d like to be as chemical free as possible (Purebond is a formaldehyde-free product) and 2) I wanted a quality, long-term construction from hardwood plywood. Not that cheapo pressed wood stuff. Another perk? Full customization! I was able to glean my favorite ideas from Pinterest and make them my own with no additional cost. I don’t have any “after” photos yet because I still need to sand and paint them, as well as installation. We’re about a week away from closing so that gives me enough time to work on the finishing.

Let’s start at the beginning, shall we? Plans. I drew out a basic sketch of our kitchen using our floorplans. With everything to scale, I looked at stock dimensions to get an idea of my options. I needed 10 cabinets:

– 21″ cabinet with paper towel roll storage by sink
– 21″ double deep drawer cabinet to sort my silver & servingware upright by sink
– two 21″ standard cabinets for island center
– one 24″

12 thoughts on “Custom Built PureBond Cabinets – CHECK!

  1. Wow! They look awesome! I’m very impressed and empowered to do my own when it’s kitchen remodeling time. The plans sure sound easy. I can’t wait to see them finished!

  2. These are so amazing!! I can’t wait to see them finished and looking forward to the full tutorial. I love your style and am so excited about your house!! You do fabulous work! One question though: are these the only cabinets you need for your kitchen?

    1. Definitely! For the boxes, at least. Those are crazy easy. The doors and drawers made things a bit tricky, but I’m definitely a beginner when it comes to that too. There are a lot of places where you can just order doors pre-made. Still less expensive than assembled cabinet prices, but you don’t have to do the tough precision work. We kept our doors pretty simple, with a craftsman style. I won’t lie though, I loathe drawers. I spend hours on them and still haven’t gotten them figured out yet!

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