The shelf standards are 4″ shorter than the sides of the cabinet. I want to locate them at the top of my 2″ base piece, so I cut a 2″ long block and clamped it flush to the bottom of the cabinet. Starting the standard at this point, I Install it with some 1/2″ long #6 wood screws. I repeated this on the front center support as well as the rear panel.
I set the sides up in my pocket hole jig to give me some attachment points to the face frame. I placed two pocket holes in the front edge of the sides.
I clamped the sides to the base and ran screws from inside of the base.
I attached the sides to the top, from the outside, with counter-sunk wood screws.
I also countersunk the holes in the rear panel to attach it. I made sure to hold the cabinet square as it was attached.
Once the body of the cabinet was assembled, I flipped my knock-down workstation around to the narrow side and placed the cabinet on top. This clears my workbench so I can assemble the face frame.
I milled all of the remaining trim pieces a week or two ago, so I started by cutting all of the face frame pieces to length.
I drilled pocket holes in the center support and the horizontal pieces.
I sanded all of the frame pieces down, and clamped them to the table to assemble everything with pocket hole screws.
To clamp the middle support, I added another board below and clamped the whole assembly together, making sure the support was dead center.
Once the frame was assembled, I clamped it in place, and attached the pocket hole screws from the sides.
The knock-down work bench was perfect for this assembly because it is completely open on the bottom. I was able to attach the screws through the base to the face without laying the cabinet down.
Once the frame was installed, I cut down the trim pieces for the sides.
After applying glue, I clamped the 3-1/4″ vertical piece on and attached it with brad nails from inside the cabinet.
I repeated this for all of the trim on both sides.
I am down to the doors and shelves. I should have them done by Saturday and be able to start applying the polyurethane finish.