First cabinets

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Blog series by Mark Gipson updated 06-14-2009 12:31 PM 4 parts 25795 reads 32 comments total

Part 1: Building my first ever cabinets

05-23-2009 04:38 AM by Mark Gipson | 6 comments »

Now that the temperature in Bangkok has cooled down a little I have been able to make a start on my next project, building some cabinets for my workshop and kitchen. I researched standard cabinet sizes etc. on the internet and built full models in SketchUp before starting. So far the basic boxes are completed and one face frame has been made and fitted. From left to right the cabinets are: Mobile workshop cabinet, will have my little planer / thicknesser mounted to it.Kitchen cabinet fo...

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Part 2: Face frames completed

05-24-2009 11:14 AM by Mark Gipson | 14 comments »

The weather has been kind to me again today and I was able to get outside and do some more work on the cabinets for my shop and kitchen.Today I built and fitted the face frames to both kitchen cabinets. Here are some construction details for those interested. The cabinets sides and bottoms are 3/4” Thai plywood, the backs are 8mm ply (the wood here is mainly in metric sizes).I used my router to cut dados in the sides for the bottom which was then fixed in place with glue and s...

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Part 3: More progress

06-07-2009 10:54 AM by Mark Gipson | 3 comments »

I’m back in the shop after some time out to visit my wife’s village for a funeral. The cabinet for my workshop has been fully assembled, a stain and finish applied and my planer / thicknesser has been mounted. The jointer cabinet is mounted on 4 small castors and seems very stable in use. I had some problems fixing the top onto the cabinet and mounting the jointer. I hadn’t really thought about access for fixing the top when I put the fixed shelf in place and there re...

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Part 4: On the home stretch

06-14-2009 12:31 PM by Mark Gipson | 9 comments »

Almost there with the kitchen cabinets. Today I was able to install them, fit the top and appliances and start using them. There are only 2 things left to complete this project, build and install the kick plate and the cabinet door. The door may have to wait a little while as I don’t have a drill press yet. I don’t fancy trying to drill the 35mm hole for the hinges with a hand drill. I am looking at the limited choice of drill presses here at the moment, so far a Performax 12̶...

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