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Hey all, a possible customer has requested a quote for what she is calling a buffet/sideboard type thing. 72" L x 18" D x 42" H. Her style is very easy, a lot of shaker elements and I don't see it being a difficult build.

One thing I am slightly concerned about is she would like 3 doors across the front with a drawer above each door. However she would like the cavity behind the 3 doors to be one long continuous cavity with no divider walls. How can I support the weight of the top and the drawers without taking away from her design?
Thanks, Andrew
 

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If its a framed cabinet it wouldn't be a problem at those dimensions to just put a couple 1/2" ply supports running on edge from the hardback to the frame between the drawers and that would give you some extra places to throw in corner blocks to glue the countertop to. But depending on how you build your cabinets even that might not be needed.
What are you building it out of?
 

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If its a framed cabinet it wouldn't be a problem at those dimensions to just put a couple 1/2" ply supports running on edge from the hardback to the frame between the drawers and that would give you some extra places to throw in corner blocks to glue the countertop to. But depending on how you build your cabinets even that might not be needed.
What are you building it out of?
Poplar, they are going to paint it and want it done for less than I can do with maple so poplar it is
 

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Three doors on a 72" cabinet are a bit big. It also forces a decision on which way to hardware the middle door. I would suggest a 4 door cabinet...they would be 18" each (approx).

You could make the box, with just a face frame. I would use ¾" plywood front to back guides for side mount drawer slides.






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