How To Build An American Flag Concealed Cabinet

Welcome, in today's video we're gonna walk 
through how to build this concealed cabinet.   For materials, we're gonna need seven 
1x2x6. Three 1x6x6. Two 2'x3' 1/2   inch plywood. 14" cabinet slides. One cabinet 
lock set. One box of 1 1/4" pocket hole screws.   Wood glue. Sandpaper. Wood putty. Wood stain. 
Polyurethane. Razor blades. A star stencil.   Red stain. Blue stain. And a 30" french cleat. The tool list includes a miter 
saw, circular saw, drill,   propane torch, pocket hole device, 
orbital sander, and a Dremel. We're going to start off by cutting two 
pieces of 1x6x34 inches for our cabinet frame   and six pieces at 1x6x16 1/2 inches.   Next, we're going to set our pocket 
hole device at a thickness of 3/4 inches   and set the drill bit at 3/4 inches as well. We're going to drill two pocket holes on each side 
of two of the boards that are 1x6x16 1/2 inches Next, we are going to change our pocket hole 

The thickness will be set to 7/8   of an inch and the drill bit to 
5/8 of an inch. This will prevent   our 1 1/4 inch pocket hole screws 
from going through the plywood. We will use our drill and 1 1/4 inch 
pocket hole screws to assemble the frame Next, we will set our frame on top of one 
of the pieces of plywood and outline the   cut for the back of our cabinet. This should 
be approximately 34 inches by 16 1/2 inches. We will join the frame and plywood together using 
wood glue and 1 1/4 inch pocket hole screws. Next, we are going to take our 
remaining four pieces of 1×6¬†¬† x16 1/2 inches and glue two pieces to each side. While we let that dry we will go ahead¬†
and measure and cut our cabinet shelves.¬†¬† You should have one piece at 1×6 x29¬†
inches and one piece at 1x6x8 inches. We will need to use our pocket 
hole device again. We need to   verify that the thickness is set to 
7/8 of an inch and the drill bit is   set to 5/8 of an inch for the pocket 
holes that we join into the plywood. Then switch the thickness to 3/4 of an inch   and the drill bit to 3/4 of an inch for 
the pocket holes that we join into the 1×6.

We will fill in the pocket holes with some wood 
putty and sand this off before we apply our stain.   For our stripes, we will need to 
cut 13 pieces at 1x2x36 inches. Next, we will take our propane torch 
and lightly burn all 13 stripes.   Once this is complete we will use 
our orbital sander and 100 grit   sandpaper to sand the burnt areas of the stripes. Next, we will take our stencil and outline 
where our stars will be located at. We will use our razor blades and lightly tap 
them in where we drew our stencil line at. Now we will apply our stain. For this 
project, I use Minwax semi-transparent   navy and semi-transparent barn 
red. You simply wipe on the stain,   let it sit for about two minutes, and 
wipe it off with a towel or t-shirt. Once the stain is completely dry, we will use 
wood glue and clamps to join the stripes together.   I recommend keeping a wet towel nearby to 
wipe off any excess glue that comes through.   Now we need to cut our second piece 
of plywood that will be joined to the   back of our stripes.

This will be 17 
3/4 of an inch by 29 1/4 of an inch. You will want to measure to make sure that 
your piece of plywood sits exactly in the   middle of your stripes. We will join two 
pieces together using wood glue and clamps. Once that dries, we need to do a dry 
fit of the two pieces to identify how   large of a notch we need to cut out of our 
shelf for our cabinet lock to pass-through. Once you identify this just take 
your saw and cut that notch out. Next, we will apply a stain to the cabinet. For 
this project, I use Minwax Hickory gel stain.   You brush it on, let it sit for 
approximately two to three minutes,   and wipe it off with a towel or a t-shirt.   For our stars, we will attach our stencil 
again and outline the stars with a pencil. We will use a Dremel 
105 to outline the stars. And a Dremel 106 to fill the stars in. 
Once we have the stars engraved we will   lightly hit them with our propane torch to 
help blend them in with the white stripes. Next, we will apply a couple coats of 
polyurethane to help protect the cabinet.   It's now time to attach 
our 14-inch cabinet slides.   I center my slides up and attach 
using the provided screws.   I then set the stripes on top 
of the cabinet, line it up   verify that it's straight, and attach the cabinet 
slides from the bottom with the provided screws.

You might need to separate the two pieces and add 
some additional screws to ensure a secure fit.   Next, we will need to attach our cabinet 
lock. As you can see here I'm going to   identify where it needs to go and then 
attach it to the back of my plywood. Once we're reattached we're going to 
take the top piece and hit it against   the cabinet.

This will give us a 
little notch in the cabinet so we   can identify where the second 
piece of the lock needs to go. Now for the moment of truth, we are going 
to verify that the cabinet lock works correctly. I picked up a heavy-duty 30-inch french 
cleat to attach the cabinet to the wall   and used all the screws that were provided. I then identified a couple studs to make 
sure I had a secure connection to the wall I attached the second part of the french 
cleat to the wall making sure they hit the   two studs with the provided drywall screws. 
I then attached the cabinet to the wall. I   would recommend having someone help you 
with this step as this bad boy is heavy.

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