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Apothecary Cabinet Plans Apothecary Cabinet Plans

Update: Unfortunately, the plan for the original cabinet below is no longer active.  This happens from time to time.  Since that is the case, we have located another free apothecary cabinet plan for you.

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OLD PLAN BELOW.  Use this for inspiration only. The plan is not available, however the above link should be active.  Click on the cabinet picture for the full plans.

Have you ever wanted to build a nice apothecary cabinet? This woodworking plan is easy to follow and breaks the construction down into steps. I have seen finished projects that people tried to improvise and the finished product isn’t near the quality that you will obtain by following the free plans for this apothecary cabinet.

The hardest part of a project like this is making sure that your tolerances are low. A nice fitting drawer is a must to be sure that the quality of this cabinet comes across.

The plan dimensions are metric, so some conversion will be needed. Remember, 1 millimeter = 0.0393700787 inches.

apothecary cabinet plans


  • 3 sheets 2400mm x 100mm x 12mm (dividers, carcass & top)
  • 1 sheet 1200mm x 100mm x 12mm (dividers, carcass & top)
  • 1 sheet 1200mm x 125mm x 19mm (drawer front)

Plywood 12mm (drawer sides & back)
Plywood 4mm (drawer bottoms)
Tasmanian Oak 1200mm x 42mm x 19mm (to be cut for runners)
25mm bullet head nails
4 x 12mm gauge screws
PVA wood glue
180mm x 120mm sandpaper
Wood putty
36 biscuits
Tools Needed

  • Router
  • Table saw or hand saw (table saw is ideal for the accuracy needed)
  • Nail punch
  • Drill, bits and countersink
  • Biscuit joiner

Good luck with this great project. It is a nice way to exercise your woodworking skills and accuracy.

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