Did you miss out on the IKEA Stockholm 2017 Cane Cabinet too? We were so bummed the cane cabinet was only available in the UK and shortly discontinued after a year. We later found out this is like the end all be all of furniture in Germany.
I’ve wanted this cane cabinet for a while now and after seeing it in a friends home who lives in Australia it was like a lightbulb went off! I had the brilliant idea to build the IKEA Stockholm 2017 cabinet for the ultimate IKEA hack, with FREE PLANS!
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Here’s what you need to build a DIY Cane Cabinet:
Oak boards are cut by linear foot at Home Depot and most home improvement stores. Have your boards cut at least a ½ longer or more to make precise cuts at home. For example my Home Depot’s saw is off by an 1/8″.
- 2 – Oak Boards 1×10 @ 37”
- 2 – Oak Boards 1×6 @ 37”
- 2 – Oak Boards 1×4 @ 37”
- 6 – Oak Boards 1×6 @ 48”
- 2 – Oak Boards 1×2 @ 48”
- 5 – Oak Boards 1×2x8
- 1 – 3/4″ Oak Plywood Full Sheet , 4′ X 8′ (you can also use 1/2″ sheet if available)
- 1 – Oak Boards 2x2x3
- 102 – 1 ¼” pocket hole screws (coarse)
- 4 – 1 1/2” wood screws
- 1 – Wood Glue
- 2 Pair – Inset Cabinet Hinges
- 2 – Cabinet Pulls (Optional)
- Quantity of 7 – Open Box Weave Cane Webbing – 24” or 18” Wide , USE CODE: LONGWOOD12 for 12% off your order of $100 or more!
- ¼” crown staples
- Oak Edgebanding
- Kreg Pocket-Hole Jig 720 Series and docking station
- Enclosed Hinge Jig
- Wood Clamp
- Kreg Right Angle Clamp
- Parallel Clamps
- Miter Saw
- Orbital Sander
- Tape Measure
- Table Saw or Circular Saw
- Staple Gun
I’ll share how it came together below, but you can find the FREE PRINTABLE PLANS on Kreg Tool.
How to Build a DIY Cane Cabinet
We partnered with Kreg Tool to help launch their new product line to build this cane cabinet. They just launched a new an improved line of pocket hole jigs. We used the Kreg720 Series with the docking station.
Step 1: Cut your boards to size and make pocket holes
Using the Kreg 720 Series, make your pocket holes easily without having to adjust the board width and have all of your bits and accessories in one easy place.
Step 2: Glue and screw together your boards
Using my parallel clamps I glued my boards and clamped them together and let the glue dry, then secured with 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws. For this project, we decided to use red oak and open box weave cane webbing.
Step 3: Attach side panels to backing
Make 4 pocket holes on all 4 sides of the plywood backing, the docking station on the Kreg 720 Series comes in handy for this! The plywood is secure and doesn’t teeter which is such a game changer.
Secure the side panels to the backing using 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws and wood glue. I used a corner clamp and right angle clamp to make sure the pieces were flush. Repeat process on the other side.
Step 4: Attach top and bottom pieces to backing
I attached the bottom first and then flipped it upside down to attach the top. Make sure pocket holes are facing up for both top and bottom boards.
You shouldn’t see any pocket holes on the exterior of the cabinet besides the backing and underside of the bottom.
Step 5: Assemble cabinet doors together
Using your 1×2’s assemble the cabinet door by glueing and screwing together with 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws to one side. Measure and mark your distance on the other side and check for square.
I used a 3″ wood clamp to clamp my boards together to the workbench to screw together my boards. This helps your boards from twisting and keeping them flush.
Holy cow! We built some doors, and they are beautiful and symmetrical. I sized the doors to be inset doors so there is a 3/32″ gap around the doors.
Step 6: Make hinge cut outs
Use the Kreg Concealed Hinge Jig for your cabinet doors. We opted for a soft close inset hinge and these come in a pair of 2. The number of hinges you need for a door is based off of the weight and hinges should be set 3′ apart from each other. Since these doors were less than 13lbs we only needed 2 hinges for the cabinet doors.
My cabinet hinges were 21.5mm and I went with 3.5 reveal on the hinge. I used 2 small clamps to clamp the hinge on either side.
Step 7: Attach legs
Before attaching the hinge plates, doors and interior shelves you need to attach the legs. The placement of the hinges and screws won’t allow for you to later. Flip the cabinet upside-down and use wood glue to glue your 2×2 legs and let the wood glue dry. After it dries carefully flip the cabinet right side up and pre drill pilot holes down into the legs from the interior part of the cabinet. Use your 1 1/2″ wood screws to attach.
Step 8: Attach interior shelves
Take your additional plywood used for the interior shelves and add oak edgebanding to one long edge of your plywood board. this should be the side of that will show when you open the cabinet doors. Attach using 1 ¼” pocket-hole screws and clamps for stability and support.
Step 9: Attach hinge plates to cabinet shell
Attach the hinge plate to the interior cabinet shell 2 3/16” from the front edge, directions will say 1 7/16”. You need to add the width of your door (¾”) to the 1 7/16”. Follow hinge installation guide instructions.
Step 10: Line your cabinet doors with cane
Use ¼” crown staples and staple gun to attach your cane webbing at least a ½”-2″ overlay from the edge of the wood. Cut around the hole for your concealed hinges.
Cane Webbing needs to be soaked for about 30 minutes for flexibility and optimal use. If it still seems stiff, soak a bit longer. Don’t try to install cane webbing if it’s still dry enough to crack. Don’t “oversoak” your cane for long periods of time or overnight. Pat cane so it’s not dripping and attach cane.
Make sure that the webbing is completely down into the groove and that the sheet itself is pulled taught, but not tight across the large center hole. The cane will shrink and tighten as it dries, so you don’t want to install too tightly while it’s wet.
*Optional – Apply wood glue over staples and cane webbing edges and add a small thin trim piece if you wish to cover up the raw edge.
Step 11: Attach doors to hinges
Clip in your door hinges and attach doors to concealed hinges separately. With the 110-degree angle of the inset hinges, getting the hinges to clip into the hinge plate was difficult when already attached to the doors. Adjust hinges with a screw driver as necessary, there should be a 3/32” gap around the inset cabinet doors.
Step 12: Attach interior door stopper
Use scrap wood and glue a small block on the top and bottom to stop the doors from over extending into the cabinet.
Step 13: Brace Cabinet to Wall
For safety, please brace the cabinet to the wall using anti-tip hardware for use around children or in earthquake prone areas.
To finish it up, you can seal it with a finishing wax or leave it bare. We are planing to white wash and seal with a finishing wax for a nice matte finish.
I hope you enjoyed this DIY garage storage cabinet project, too and if you’d like to build one yourself, be sure to head over and grab the plans on Kreg Tool!
If you’re looking for more cane projects, you can check out the DIY Cane Dresser IKEA Hack we did in Cash’s Nursery or some of our favorite cane DIY projects on the internet!
Let me know if you have any questions about anything building wise or product questions! I’m an open book
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