How to Build an Outdoor Mini Fridge Cabinet

how to build an outdoor mini fridge cabinet

If you’re looking to build an outdoor mini fridge cabinet, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I’ll cover the dimensions of a mini fridge cabinet, the materials you’ll need, and how much they’ll cost. I’ll also discuss face frames and how to attach them to the mini fridge cabinet. Once you’ve figured out these things, you’ll be able to build a cabinet that will fit your mini fridge perfectly.

Dimensions of a mini fridge cabinet

Before assembling your outdoor mini fridge cabinet, determine its dimensions. The size is primarily determined by the type of outdoor mini fridge you’re planning to buy. Make sure to allow adequate space for ventilation and a proper cooling capacity. The dimensions of a standard mini fridge are 18″ long by 18″ wide by 34″ tall. Once you have determined these dimensions, sketch out a design and note the dimensions of the mini fridge and the cabinet.

A standard mini-fridge is usually under five cubic feet and less than two feet deep. Depending on its capacity, the depth and width are crucial. Take a tape measure to get the measurements. The width of the opening must be about eight inches. It must be at least twenty inches deep and forty inches tall. The length of the front edge of the cabinet must be at least twenty-three inches. You’ll need to measure the depth of the cabinet’s doors as well.

Materials needed

Outdoor mini refrigerator cabinets are often made from wood. Wood is a popular DIY construction material, especially pressure treated lumber or weatherproofed plywood. You can also choose to use a variety of other exterior sidings, such as stucco, tile, or concrete. To build an outdoor mini fridge cabinet, you’ll need a 3/4” material and pocket hole jig set. Make sure to offset the front edge of the front supports 3/4 inch, as outlined in the illustration below.

The inner cabinet is made of sheet metal, with seams caulked for insulation. Some manufacturers choose plastic as the inner liner, and the door is almost entirely made of plastic. Plastic mini fridges are also vacuum formed. In order to vacuum form the outer edge of the fridge cabinet, you clamp a thick piece of plastic to the outer edge and heat it. Then, the plastic is pulled through a vacuum into a mold. Once cooled, the piece will need to be trimmed before being welded to the frame.


If you are in the market for an outdoor mini fridge cabinet, you are in luck. There are several different types available, and each one has its own unique features and price range. The best thing about an outdoor mini fridge cabinet is that it is highly customizable, allowing you to choose the exact design that will work best for your patio or deck. Buying a mini fridge cabinet for your patio or deck requires a little bit of planning, so consider the space you have available carefully. Make sure you leave enough room for air circulation and door swinging. You can choose from a variety of materials, including wood, high-density polyethylene, stainless steel, or powder-coated aluminum.

While the average outdoor mini fridge costs around $27, some models are much more expensive than others. Those with smaller spaces may want to opt for a simpler design without any side storage or drawers. A simple outdoor fridge cabinet may be as simple as a plywood box with a built-in prep area. However, larger models may include a side-by-side prep space that allows you to keep the contents of your fridge within reach.

Face frames

When building an outdoor mini fridge cabinet, there are several important things to consider. You’ll need to determine the width and height of the cabinet before you begin. You’ll want to include mitered corners on both sides of the fridge, as well as enough space for ventilation. You will also want to include room for the power cord and ventilation. To build a cabinet, you’ll need to know the size of your fridge.

Build the face frame first. To start, cut a 1×4 at least three inches tall. Make sure that the bottom piece of the frame is flush with the bottom of the shelf. Use wood glue or nails to secure the bottom piece. Place the cabinet over the face frame, making sure to clamp the carcasses in place before attaching them to each other. After the frame is secured, you can screw the door into place.

Dry fit a mini fridge

If you are planning to build an outdoor mini fridge cabinet, you should follow these steps to create one. First, measure the fridge and calculate its height. This will determine the size of the toe-kick and base cabinet. The base cabinet will be deeper than the fridge and must have a 1-1/2-inch toe-kick. Cut a 1×3 craft board to fit this size and attach it to the top surface piece using wood glue and 1-1/2-inch screws.

Next, prepare the cabinet. If it is made of plywood, it must have a face frame. The face frame hides the rough framing and is decorative. Cut the face frame to the correct size. The face frame may need a notch to accommodate the door hinge. To cut the face frame to the correct size, measure twice and cut the board accordingly. Finally, nail the face frame to the framing.

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