Face framed 1 1/4” overlay minimum reveal shaker set just completed

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Project by Cabinetman803 posted 09-08-2019 08:27 PM 920 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So as a one man crew this project took me roughly 10 weeks from sheet goods to final check. I made every bit of everything on this job pertaining to wood except the crown (don’t have a molder yet) Doors, drawers, shiplap at 3 1/4 on the face, bar back panels, hood box, pull outs both spice and trash and even the shoe molding. My shaker door has a true 3/8 step on the front, mdf panel at a true 1/4 which leaves me right at about .125 to .130 on the rear. I make my doors on a router table set up that I built just for that purpose with two 1 1/2 hp routers, one for my rails and one for my stiles. They are dedicated and do not move until the next job if a different style. Lately though everyone has wanted shaker which is good by me. The color is pure white by sherwin williams. All drawers are Blum tandem plus under mount soft close sides with 1/2 Baltic birch boxes. I have some standards that I do not differ from and they are as follows: c2 domestic maple ply for my boxes, paint grade soft maple for my face frames, hard maple for my doors and drawer fronts, soft close everything and .25” maple hardwood nose on all my shelves. Hope y’all enjoy it was a fun one.

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#1 posted 09-09-2019 06:24 AM

Nice cabs. That has to be the grayest white I have ever seen though.

Thanks for posting

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#2 posted 09-09-2019 07:40 PM

That’s some really nice work. Love the style, it’s what we have in our kitchen.

What did you do in that lower corner cabinet; turntables or shelves?

-- Steve, in Morris County, NJ

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#3 posted 09-15-2019 01:38 PM

Nice work. Clean lines.
It’s curious how Shaker has very much become some kind of de facto standard. The only kitchens I’ve done that aren’t shaker are those where I’m retrofitting partial installs to match existing cabinetry. I suspect in 15 years we will be able to date kitchens by it in the same way we can date golden oak kitchens with arched panels.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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