The base panel was cut to size and cut-outs made where the legs protrude into the cabinet.
The panel was then then laminated with the oak ply panels and left overnight to cure.
Next day I was able to cut off the excess and fit it into the cabinet. The base is secured in place with cleats screwed into place with stainless steel screws. I opted for this method just in case of water damage in the future. This is going into a wet-room after all and if the panel is removable it will make it easier to repair.
|Base panel being "veneered"|
Glad I had some large stage weights and
you can never have enough clamps!
PrefinishingThe base panel was pre-finished prior to assembly in a similar way to the door panels. I also pre-finished most of the carcase prior to inserting the base panel.
|Cleats screwed into position|
|Close up of a cleat|
|Fully assembled carcase|