kitchen cabinets #15: Back at it.

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Blog entry by MC posted 08-08-2017 01:08 AM 1178 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Another cabinet is up. With each cabinet done there is less material that I am tripping over in the shop.

I took three weekends off from working in the kitchen. The first weekend was cleaning up storm damage in the yard followed by a weeks vacation with the family. It is now time to get in the shop and finish this project.

After cutting the panels i use a dado set to cut rebates and dados in the panels.

The next step is to add cherry edge banding to all plywood edges that will be exposed.

I mark which panels will have poket screws to hold the face frame, all other panels will use biscuits. With the panel in the kreg jig, I will use the dado as a guide to pre drill holes then move to the other side to drill a countersink.

Finally I add the shelf pin holes using a jig from Veritas but I forgot to take a picture.

The cabinet is glued, clamped, and screwed together before finishing.

The final step I take after finishing is too carefully measure and scribe the locations of the studs on the back of the cabinet. I predrill pilot holes along the lines. This speeds up the process of hanging these heavy cabinets on the wall.

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#1 posted 08-08-2017 04:47 PM

I can relate to your situation with other things eating up time that could be spent working on projects. It is amazing how fast 3 weeks can disappear.

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

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#2 posted 08-09-2017 11:53 PM

Solid work. I’m new here but I’ve been a cabinet maker by trade for 20+ years. You’re moving right along, but if you catch a snag along the way I’d be more than happy to help.

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