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The pictures don't tell the whole story. Had I known at the time that I would be showing these pics I would have gotten better ones. These cabinets were basically being supported by the raised panels on each side. The joints suddenly started to give out and the whole front of the cabinet was about to fall. There was little if any glue in the joints. I took the cabinets down and squared them up. After that I glued and pocket hole screwed the joints on the raised panel sides. The sides are still the structural support for the cabinets but they are much more solid now. And the panels can still expand/contract if needed. There might be a better fix, but this is what I came up with.

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hey Jason,
It's amazing how cheap they make cabinet boxes these days. It's all you can do to hang them before they fall apart. Good for you making them work a little while longer. They don't look that bad, certainly worth saving.

Never seen a hood vent mounted like that, kinda looks weird. not sure how you could fix it but I don't believe that is to code. The hood should be mounted on that upper cabinet without the shelf. Oh well, I might be the only one who noticed.

That's cool that you have a shop in your new home. I hope you get to enjoy it and make some more stuff to post here. Nice to meet you.
 

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Jason,

Unless you are making a jig or a beautiful box you might not get much attention. What you did is satisfying. Are you talking about the face frame falling off? Glue blocks are simple and they can add to rigidity and support.

Yep you really have to do a better job of presenting your work. LOL!
 

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Yes, the face frame was sagging and taking the shelves inside with it. Now that I am posting projects I will start taking better pictures. Previously I was just taking pictures for myself so quality wasn't an issue since I already knew what I was looking at.
 

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Looking forward to seeing more of your work.
 
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