kitchen cabinets #8: Making progress.

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Blog entry by MC posted 04-11-2017 12:57 AM 1157 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: Lower face frames are done. Part 8 of kitchen cabinets series Part 9: 1st and largest cabinet is on the wall! »

All face frames are done and I have finally moved on to the cases. I added a curved element to one of the face frames, the kreg beading bit would not cut a curve but fortunately I have a LN beading tool that did the trick. I did have to spend some time on a blank that came close enough to the bead from Kreg.

Before assembly of the face frames I morticed in the hinges using some jigs I built. This did take some time but better now than after assembly.

I am making raised panels for the cabinet sides which are exposed, I had purchased the woodpecker sled last year for this purpose. The sled works great and the first two panels are ready for glue.

For the cases I am using a prefinised cherry plywood form Columbia Forest Products. The panels are beautiful. I was able to order these through the local big box store and have them delivered. They are not cheap though so great care was taken to measure accurately before cutting with a track saw.

Once the panels were a manageable size I cut the dados and rabbits with a dado set on the table saw. My next post I hope to show a cabinet on the wall.

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#1 posted 04-11-2017 11:16 AM

Prefinished plywood is expensive but it a HUGE time saver. It looks like the project is moving along nicely.

I’ll have to check Woodpeckers for the coping sled you mentioned.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#2 posted 04-11-2017 08:28 PM

I built many sets of cabinets many years ago and the thought of prefinished plywood would have been SO NICE!!!
There’s some great work going on here and lots of it.
More power to you!!!

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