How to make a kitchen cabinet out of Plywood?

How to make a kitchen cabinet out of Plywood?

Have you ever imagined making your own kitchen cabinet out of plywood? Are you ready to unleash your inner creative side, but having little knowledge of the process is stopping you? Stress no more – this blog is for you! We will run you through a step by step process on how to build that kitchen cabinet out of plywood.

What you need before

To ensure the process runs smoothly, make sure you have all the following to hand:

  • Plunge saw
  • Track Guide
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil

Step by Step process to making a Plywood kitchen cabinet

Here is a step by step process on how to make your plywood kitchen cabinet.

  1. Measure 570 from the front edge on both sides and mark it with a rough word (for Example Front, back, Inside )
  2. Put your track saw up to your measurements and cut across
  3. Measure again to last measurements of 570 then move track saw up and then cut across
  4. Then cut a height of 720 on the plywood
  5. Once you have made the cuts that are your panels leaving you with 4 bits of Plywood
  6. Clamp together or hold together
  7. Screw either side by screwing at the top and bottom then screw the bottom

making a plywood cabinet

What you need after

Here is the equipment you will need after putting the cabinet together to complete the finish look.

  • Hinges
  • Leg pack

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Why should I upcycle?

Get ready to upcycle!- I guarantee it’s what you will want to do almost immediately after reading this. 

What is upcycling? 

Before we dig deep and find out why it is so important for everyone to try and upcycle, we need to know what upcycling is.

Upcycling is a creative way to reuse an old item; making them in to a better quality product with better environment value. It allows us to make use of used items indefinitely. Do not be mistaken between upcycling and recycling.

Upcycling Vs Recycling

Upcycling is reusing an existing (old) item by transforming it and finding a new purpose. Recycling is turning the product back into it’s raw form. It takes a lot of manpower, processing power and machinery for recycling to happen, often the quality of the product will not be restored- this is known as downcycling.


Why should I upcycle? 

There are many reasons why we should all be upcycling, after all it has some marvellous benefits.

  • The healthiest way to manage your waste- Upcycling reduces the amount of waste that is dumped into the landfills. Dumping unwanted items can be a concern for the environment, due to some materials containing dangerous chemicals that cause soil degradation. This can lead to water pollution and let’s not forget air pollution. Along side this landfills can be an eyesore.


  • Conserves the limited resources – Imagine the amount of good materials that are going to waste when dumped- mind- blowing. The materials dumped daily are precious, their supply can diminish. We all need to be upcycling to eliminate the need to use fresh raw materials.


  • Saves money- We all look for ways to save money, right? Upcycling is a fun and challenging activity, that minimises cost of production. Seems like a no brainer!


  • Encourages creativity and Innovation- Upcycled products are unique and quirky, different to anything you would find on the high street. This is what makes upcycling truly spectacular.


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What is Epoxy Resin?

I’m sure it’s a product you have seen all over your social media, especially with it’s popularity on the rise. (It seems to be the go-to hobby during lockdowns).You may be wondering, What is Epoxy Resin and why are so many raving about it and jumping on the bandwagon?.

So what is Epoxy Resin? – Epoxy Resin is a type of Epoxy Adhesive, It is the most commonly used adhesive due to it’s strength and durability – as well as other features like,

  • Great weather resistant properties
  • Great chemical resistance
  • Heat resistance

It’s dexterity is incredible!

These features are what makes Epoxy Resin amazing and a popular product to use. Due to it’s incredible features there are so many diverse products you can make from it, for example:

  • Tables
  • Floors
  • Sentimental items- made from personal things.

This is just a very small handful of the wonderful things you can create, again another reason as to why it is so popular. (Read this blog to see more about what you can make By Charles)

Epoxy Resin Tables

Resin tables are a beautiful feature for many family homes, the demand for them are becoming more and more. You can make them as unique as you want, customising them to fit your interior décor. The beauty is no one else will have the same, every table is custom made to you. Check out  By Charles  for Resin inspiration, they are the resin experts. By Charles specialise in Resin Tables and they are outstanding.


Have you ever seen flooring made from resin? it’s awesome!! You can use so many different things in Epoxy Resin to make it personal to you, its yet another feature which makes it so great. My favourite thing used in a Epoxy Resin flooring is coins. Something I would not to have thought to use, yet so simple and very effective. Another material used quite a lot is stones(Pebbles). You have probably seen this flooring loads and not even known it was Resin.

Sentimental Items 

This is very broad because with every Epoxy Resin project you do, you can use so many different sentimental things to make it that even more special to you. (If you haven’t read the ‘What you can make from resin’ blog on By Charles – Link above) check it out! Along side the example given in this blog you can also use things like, a photo- which is fantastic for projects like jewellery and coasters.

If you like the thought of getting creative, but maybe you are not quite ready to make something from scratch, then upcycling could be the perfect project for you. Check out Upcycle Tv  for loads of ‘upcycle’ ideas.

Paining a Pikler Triangle

I was looking for a first birthday gift idea for my son and decided to reach out to the people of Facebook for some inspiration. Very quickly the responses came in and I was shocked at how much parents raved about the Pikler Triangle, I had personally never heard of it. So I decided to do some research and it soon became clear this was the perfect first birthday gift- A must have in fact.

What is a Pikler Triangle 

A Pikler Triangle is a climbing structure for children that they navigate at their own pace. It helps with:

  • Allowing children to explore their body
  • Learn about their boundaries
  • Climb and move through play
  • Great for motor skills

After doing my research – I was hooked!!  The Pikler Triangle was what I wanted to get my little one. Now the hard part was finding the ‘right’ one. This was more of a challenge than I anticipated, I scrolled the internet for what felt like hours and nothing really stood out to me, until I came across one on Etsy- I loved it. I was ready to press that ‘buy now’ button until I realised it was made in Europe, therefore I would be responsible for paying the import tax- not ideal.

Back to the drawing board and after more research I discovered that most Pikler Triangles are produced in Europe. So I realised I only had the options:

  • Pay the import tax
  • Get one personally made
  • Attempt making one myself

As this was a gift for my sons first birthday the latter option seemed the most appealing,  an opportunity to personalise and make unique to us. Unfortunately, this particular project was far from my comfort zone.  So I took to Facebook and found someone who could make me a Pikler Triangle, but where I could ‘DIY’ and put my own stamp on it.

How I ‘DIY’ my Pikler Triangle 

When the Pikler Triangle arrived it looked just the same as the others I had seen- I needed to change this and I couldn’t wait. As soon as I saw the triangle I knew instantly it was the rungs I was going to paint.

The Pikler Triangle has 7 Rungs in total and I chose six fabulous bright colours to make the appearance more attractive. As this was for a one year old I thought different colours seemed like the perfect choice – fun.

All the paints I used were Johnstone’s Matt finish. The six colours I decided to use were:

  • Signal Red
  • Fiery Sunset
  • Crushed Pineapple
  • Empire Jewel
  • Waterfall
  • Blackcurrent Magic

I decided on these colours and the order based on the rainbow, I used the purple (Blackcurrent Magic) twice for the extra rung and to balance out the colours.

I did three coats for each colour in total, to ensure maximum covered and vibrance. I finally finished the Pikler triangle by applying a clear varnish to protect the paint.

Something simple like painting the rungs made a massive difference and the Pikler Triangle felt more special because I had helped personalise it. I was so happy with the end result!

If you like what you see, why not check out our YouTube channel Upcycle TV for different ‘Upcycles’ and ideas. It amazing what a little ‘DIY’ can do and what you can make from those old things lying around the house.

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