Cherry Cabinets with Birch Interiors
From contributor J:
I do the same as Contributor M or use a raised panel end in the same species as the boxes. The latter looks best. I build framed and dado my case sides into the frames. When I use a 1/4" plywood skin, I normally cut the dado a little wider so the skin can slide into the back of the stile. That joint looks nice and clean. No putty required. 99% of the time there's enough play there to shift the skin a little so it's tight to the wall. Once in a while we have to scribe it.
From contributor K:
Why not use 3/4" cherry ply for the finished end and skin the inside with 1/4" birch ply? That way the pins or brad fasteners will on the inside and not be noticeable. I stopped skinning the outside because the pin holes were ugly. If you are attaching a paneled finished end, try leaving a 3/4" scribe on the end stile and partition, then glue and screw the paneled finished end from the inside. Be sure the front stile of the paneled finished end is 11/2" so when it is glued to the face frame the overall width will be 2 1/4" all around for the paneled finished end stile and rails.
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