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#1 posted 06-09-2018 02:27 PM

What you can do to fix the problem depends largely on how they are constructed. They can certainly be fixed, but how is a matter of the type of joinery you used. Generally, if your cabinets haven’t a back panel, use a bearing mounted rabbit bit and route the backside for one. Then cut your panels to width on you table saw. Use a trued framing square and make certain the end your going to cut from is squared. Don’t trust a factory corner to be square. Cut the panels to length. You will have to radios the corners to match what ever rabbit bit you used, check them for fit by measuring the clamped width after installation. If you need to, spray lacquer the inside before you nail down the back. Now the back half of the box will be square when you install the face frame. To square the front, clamp a stiff leg or “L” brace in 2 opposing corners to hold the front of the cabinet square while the face frame is installed. Once the frame is nailed down and while the “L” braces are still holding the box square, glue a few 45 degree corner blocks behind the frame to lock it in place.

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