I built a frameless cabinet from 3/4-in Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF), using European style hinges for the overlay raised-panel doors. There were several advantages to using MDF on this project (e.g., it is dimensionally stable, strong and is not too expensive); however, the most significant advantage is it is available in sheets longer than 8-ft. Since the width of the cabinet is 9-ft, there will not be any seams in either the base or the top two shelves when using 10-ft sheets of MDF. The cabinet is also approximately 4-ft 6-in high. The four sides would have required four 8-ft sheets of plywood, but were easily handled by two 10-ft sheets of MDF instead.
I possess neither the talent nor the equipment to make the twelve raised-panel doors myself, so I set out to purchase them from a mail-order company. Three vendors listed in a May 1997 The Family Handyman article included Keystone Wood Specialties (Lancaster PA), Precision Wood Products (Camden OH) and Scherr's Cabinet & Doors (Minot ND). After looking at information from these companies and calling several local vendors, I decided instead to provide my business to Royce Killion who frequented the rec.woodworking Usenet newsgroup. Royce runs a one-man shop, The Woodcutter's Cottage, in Gibbon NE, was pleasant to deal with and put up with my endless questions without complaint.