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: Tools Miter Saw Table Saw/Circular Saw Drill/Driver Router (Optional) Dowling Jig Countersink Bit Pocket Hole Jig Nail Gun Sander & Sandpaper Concealed Hinge Jig Iron Carpenter’s Square Tape Measure Wood Clamps Materials (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 Wood Stain Flat Black Spray Paint Black Spray Primer Shelf Pins 2 1/2″ Pocket Hole Screws 1 ½” Wood Screws (4) Frameless Inset Hinges Polyurethane Cut List: For the full, detailed cut list, check out my plans!

The Steps:
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.