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05-01-2020 02:02 AM

Cherry kitchen cabinet finish - 9 replies

This is a general fishing expedition for thoughts on finishing cherry. I’ve read several of the posts here and elsewhere but thought I’d throw some ideas out there. In the past, I’ve generally just done three coats of flat Arm-R-Seal and left it at that. For a full set of quarter sawn cherry kitchen cabinets, I’ll be...

09-27-2019 11:19 PM

Book matched or slip matched? - 15 replies

I ordered 15 sheets of slip matched cherry veneer for cabinet fronts. I did slip matched to avoid the “barber poll” effect that happens with book matched cherry because of the loose-tight grain alternation from the veneering process. The pictures are what showed up today (not great lighting). The first picture shows the “bar...

03-04-2019 11:36 PM

Appleply / Baltic birch for inset slab cabinet doors - 7 replies

I’m curious if anyone has any thoughts on Appleply/Baltic birch for inset slab cabinet doors and drawer fronts. The material will be veneered with cherry or doug fir. This is for a kitchen remodel and cabinet project we’re doing ourselves. . I am leaning toward Appleply/Baltic birch for the door and drawer front material because (1) it should be...

06-17-2018 06:40 AM

Drawer stretchers/Drawer spreaders - 2 replies

I’ve built a few banks of cabinets and read a couple Bob Lang books. But I can’t figure out when drawer stretchers (aka spreaders) are necessary. In my next cabinet build, I’m using tandem blumotion slides. The cabinets are a hybrid face frame-frameless. The face frame you see in the picture will actually be flush with the i...

03-15-2018 07:54 AM

Hybrid inset-overlay cabinets - 5 replies

I’m building a set of kitchen cabinets for our remodel. Yes, I realize it might be cheaper to buy premade cabinets, but we’re going for a “high end” look and I haven’t seen premade cabinets that fit that criteria as well as our budget. I am trying to do a hybrid inset-overlay look with the visible portion of the...

02-08-2018 02:39 PM

Wynn vs Damn Filters - 28 replies

I’ve been reading the forums for a while on a variety of topics. Now looking to get my first dust collector and I’m trying to decide on the filter system to use. I’m pretty set on doing a modified 2 HP Harbor Freight system based on what I’ve read here. I’ve noticed that a lot of people have purchased cartridge...


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