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Posted on Remodel Woodworking - Cabinets, Built-ins, Doors

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#1 posted 12-28-2018 06:42 PM

I see your example uses inset face frames. While I love the way mine came out, the first time I set a drawer front it took 8 hours to get where I wanted it to be. I probably would have done full overlay had I known inset was going to be as difficult and time consuming as it turned out to be.

I also tried to do tongue and groove joinery for the fronts on the table saw at the start. Made lots of firewood then bought a nice tongue and groove router bit set to go in the router extension of my table saw. Made that job much easier.

Also used 3/4” classic core prefinished plywood and pocket screw joinery for all carcasses. The prefinished stuff at my supplier was about $10 a sheet more than the unfinished stuff and saved a huge amount of time. Pocket screws get a bad rap but are perfectly adequate for this purpose. Also used pocket screws (gasp!) for face frames.

Drawers use blind rabbets (no fasteners). And all doors and drawer fronts are tongue and groove.

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