Extra Kitchen Cabinets #1: Kitchen Cabinets for Kitchen Addition

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Blog entry by MichaelAgate posted 10-09-2012 12:16 AM 2646 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi Everyone.
Matthew and I built a couple of wine racks and thought we would share in a blog. First off, we built an addition on to our kitchen about a year and a half ago. We are now getting around to putting in the extra cabinets needed.

We needed to create a couple of filler cabinets about 7” wide. Wine racks is what we came up with. Though we consume alcohol as often as a vegetarians eat meat (Well, perhaps a little more) once filled with bottles of wine, they should look ok.

Starting off, we cut the sides. 11 1/4×32. With the 3/4 face frame, they will end up 12”. Since we couldn’t get any finished 1 side material, we used 5/8 melamine and skinned it with 1/8” oak ply. Worked fine.

We bradded the sides on then filled the holes with a little oak crayon. You can barely notice the brads.

Once the skins were on, it was out to the table saw to run a few dados for the back. The brads on the back were tacked about 1” in from the side so as to not be in the way of the blade when cutting the dado.

Matthew set up his dado height with a Betterly Una-Gauge – We really enjoy the multi configuration of this tool

Here the height is brought to 5/16 .3125 of an inch.

Now we move the fence 9/16 away from the blade with another configuration

Now we run a couple of dadoes

A little assembly. 2” brads

To make the lattice, we cut some oak down to 3/8×5/8. Next we 45’d the corners and half lapped them.

Next we glue them up

A little sanding, then stain

Next we begin the face frame. Styles we cut to 1 1/2 and the rails 2” then pocket screwed them together

This is what we have thus far
Box, Frame, Lattice

Matthew is tacking the lattice to the inside of the face frame with 5/8 brads

Once we attach the face frame to the cabinet, we are finished.
Securing wine rack to additional cabinets

Here we are, a wine rack on each side of the Over the stove cabinet. Next we have a corner cabinet to make and one other smaller cabinet and we are finished the cabinets. Next is the remainder of the doors and counter top.

Was a fun day. :)

-- Michael and Matthew

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#1 posted 10-09-2012 01:14 AM

very nice, I cant wait until my son is old enough for projects like that. Still, he wanted to help during this kitchen remodel and he is only 18 months old :)

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#2 posted 10-09-2012 01:59 AM

Very cool work. Here’s to hoping that my 2 and a half year old daughter will want to help out when she’s old enough.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#3 posted 10-09-2012 03:53 AM

Talk about quality time with your son!

-- Valentin

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Summers Woodworking

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#4 posted 10-09-2012 12:11 PM

Well… I would have to say that the cabinets and wine racks look AWESOME!!!! Nice !!! Grade for whole project is A 4 Awesome!

-- Woodworking is my passion!

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Charles Maxwell

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#5 posted 10-09-2012 01:40 PM

wow, good work dad! be careful! youth brings with it a certain invincibility that you and I know can become a disaster. keep your eyes on the prize!

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#6 posted 10-09-2012 04:30 PM

Thanks Everyone. This was a fun project.

-- Michael and Matthew

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#7 posted 10-09-2012 05:16 PM

Matthew and Michael, a ‘Winning Combination’.

Kudos for keeping your Dad on the square, straight and narrow with that Betterly Una-Gauge, when accuracy and precision matters.

Mentoring and challenging our youth today seems even more important than ever before. There is so much negative peer presure on the streets today.
You are to be commended for your relationship with your son.

You are a Dynamic Duo in the woodshop and your projects exemplify your positive friendship.

...and by the way, your Cabinetry is very pleasing to the eye, nice details. – Grandpa Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#8 posted 10-10-2012 01:53 AM

GrandpaLen – You are so very kind. We so enjoy seeing your comments. Thank you so very much.

-- Michael and Matthew

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Bill Akins

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#9 posted 10-10-2012 01:09 PM

Great job on the project guys.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#10 posted 10-15-2012 07:38 PM

You’re already a superstar, but, I see a big future in you. Wow

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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