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What You'll Need

Hinges Plywood One 2″x2″x8′ Two 1″x2″x8″ Fruitwood Minwax Stain Burlap Craft paint to stain your burlap. I used a mixture of about 4 colors to get a taupe color. I had to tone it down quite a bit with green. Magnetic door catch

Step 1

Here are the dimensions for my cabinet ( photo below) . I actually had them cut my plywood at homedepot so I could fit it in my car. This saves me so much time. They cut the top bottom, and sides for me and I was left with a bigger piece for the back of the cabinet that we cut down to size later at home.

Step 2

We first started off by securing the top , bottom and sides together with a brad nailer and some wood glue.

Step 3

Make sure you use wood glue for this step. It makes such a huge difference. This glue is super strong. We tried gluing two pieces of wood together and ripping them apart after it dried and the glue wouldn’t come off the wood broke instead.

Step 4

Next Tony propped up the plywood against the cabinet and I traced inside along the edges with a pencil. He used the circular saw to cut it down to size and the back panel was ready.

Step 5

Before attaching the back panel we cut 4 pieces for the legs from the 2×2 and glued them onto the bottom of the cabinet. Our legs measured 7″ inches. Tony also added a brad nail into each one before we flipped it over and secured it additionally with screws. Be sure to pre-drill your holes so the legs don’t crack.

Step 6

Next I cut down the 1×2 to create two door panels. I’m not great with math so I found it easier to simply lay out the wood pieces inside the cabinet with the hinges on the sides just to make sure I had enough room in the middle to still let the doors shut smoothly.

Step 7

To secure all the pieces together for each door I used a kreg jig to make slanted holes. Then we applied glue and secured the pieces together with screws.

Step 8

I used the lightest color burlap sold at joanns and applied regular acrylic paint onto it to stain it. You’ll need to dilute the paint quite a bit to help it easily soak into the burlap. I made the mistake by painting my panels before staining my wood. Working ahead of myself and I ended up having to repaint the panels again. After making small test swatches I finally got the color to match the wood. To dry them I let them sit out in the sun and ironed them out before attaching to the panels.

Step 9

To get the right size I simply lay the panel over the burlap and roughly cut out the size. It doesn’t need to be perfect because it’ll be trimmed later.

Step 10

I stained my wood while the burlap was drying. I used my favorite wood stain. Minwax in the color fruitwood.

Step 11

After the burlap was dry I used my stapler to staple it and trimmed any excess burlap around the edges.  If your staples are fairly close to one another your burlap shouldn’t fray.

Step 12

Next I used some veneer edging and secured it to all the edges on the pylwood simply by ironing it. I found the best way to do this was to pre-cut the width needed for the plywood then attach it by using my iron. This stuff is amazing. It’s so strong!

Step 13

Next I stained the cabinet and we attached the doors to the cabinet using some small hinges.

That’s it! I still can’t believe that burlap looks that good! I do think getting the perfect color on the burlap makes a huge difference.

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