DIY Slat Wood Storage Cabinet
Although my mom would beg to differ, 70s style slat wood is totally back and better than ever. And while I never loved staring at the paneling my grandparents had on the walls of their old house, I do love the ways in which slat wood is becoming more modernized.
I’ve been wanting to incorporate slat wood into a build for a while now, and this felt like the perfect timing! Even cooler, my friends at DAP Products recently revamped their Weldwood Contact Cement (which was used back in the day to install paneling to walls), so I decided to use it for my own “paneling” project!
Ready to see how I made this build happen? Let’s do this!
What I Used:
Table Saw/Circular Saw
Pocket Hole Jig
Sander & Sandpaper
Concealed Hinge Jig
(1) ¾” Sheet Plywood
(1) 4 x 4 Sheet 1/4″ Plywood
(1) 2 x 2 x 8′ Board
1 1/8″ Trim Moulding
DAP Weldwood Contact Cement Spray Adhesive
DAP Weldwood Original Wood Glue
DAP Premium Wood Filler
Dark Walnut Wood Stain
Iron On Edge Banding
Flat Black Spray Paint
Black Spray Primer
2 1/2″ Pocket Hole Screws
1 ½” Wood Screws
(4) Frameless Inset Hinges
For the full, detailed cut list, check out my plans!
1. I started by cutting ¾” plywood pieces into the cabinet sides, top, and bottom.
2. Next, I used edge banding to cover the exposed plywood edges (I skipped over the sides that will be joined together).
3. Next, I used dowel joinery, clamps, and DAP wood glue to assemble my cabinet box. I also made sure to check for square 1,001 times.
4. I then cut two doors from the ¾” plywood. I always find that cutting the doors after assembling the cabinet carcass makes for perfectly measured doors.
5. For the doors, I used DAP wood filler to smooth out the exposed edges (these edges will be painted, so I didn’t need edge banding).
6. While the doors dried, I cut the pieces for the cabinet base using 2 x 2 boards (I trimmed these boards down to 1 x 1½” before making my pieces).
7. I assembled the base using pocket hole screws and DAP wood glue.
8. At this point I then sanded and painted the base and the doors in a flat black spray.
9. As the doors and base dried, I sanded and stained the cabinet.