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Project by exterminate posted 11-06-2012 07:14 PM 2184 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m relatively new to the finer side of wood working, but have done projects around the house and in my garage for the last decade. I tackled some shop cabinets earlier in the year, and one of my coworkers afforded me the opportunity to try kitchen cabinets after seeing the shop cabinets. This is the first time I’ve used wood that didn’t come from Home Depot, and wasn’t Pine! The cabinets are .75” baltic birch plywood carcasses with .5” backs. The ff, drawers, doors and panels are all soft maple finished with a natural stain and three coats of poly. They aren’t perfect, but I’ve gotten nothing but praise from my co-worker, and more importantly, his wife.

Thanks for looking,

-- Albert Einstein - "I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right."

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#1 posted 11-06-2012 08:02 PM

Great Job – They look like they fit right in. The dovetails was a nice touch.

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#2 posted 11-06-2012 11:25 PM

Them ain’t your ordinary cabinets. Very well done!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#3 posted 11-07-2012 01:49 AM


Very impressive! We’re certain this boost of confidence will cause you to continue onward and upward with your woodworking. Your coworker has good reason to be pleased!


-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#4 posted 11-07-2012 03:00 AM

Just like the professional job!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 11-07-2012 04:59 AM

Beautiful cabinets, you should be proud.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 11-07-2012 08:20 AM

Don’t be too hard on yourself David, they look top notch to me, particularly as they are a first attempt.

Now that you have two happy customers I’m sure they’ll spread the word and if your interested you could start a little part time business building cabinets for folks.

Each time you build a kitchen you will find new ways and techniques for building perfects cabinets. Just be sure to post your work on here for us to peruse.

Good luck


-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#7 posted 11-07-2012 12:49 PM

Really like the way you did the corner. Nice job!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#8 posted 11-07-2012 12:59 PM

Thank you all for the kind words! This job has indeed peeked the interest of other coworkers, but I do not plan on doing this as a business….or at least, for now. Who knows what the future may hold. For now, I’m just enjoying tyring new things with the scrap this project created!

-- Albert Einstein - "I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right."

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