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Forum topic by jerkylips posted 08-24-2018 04:43 PM 328 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-24-2018 04:43 PM

We’re toward the end of having a house built. The cabinet shop that the builder uses is known around here as being a top-tier company – many of the higher end builders use this place

Cabinets are installed, look great, fit & finish is great – but here’s what I thought was odd. When we were going through the house to see progress, some of the cabinets were on the floor, not yet installed. They were all built using pocket screws. I guess I was kind of surprised to see that’s how they were put together, but maybe that’s the standard these days.

Anyone have thoughts?


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#1 posted 08-24-2018 06:49 PM

That’s what I use. I put a 1/8” dado in the sides to support the floor, then glue it and pull it all together with pocket screws. It’s rock solid. I use them to attach the face frame as well, coming in from the outside of the carcass. Any exposed end gets a false raised panel so they never show. I don’t use them for face frame construction though. Too much of a hassle to get everything lined up. I prefer FF sized biscuits for that.

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#2 posted 08-24-2018 08:35 PM



That s what I use. I put a 1/8” dado in the sides to support the floor, then glue it and pull it all together with pocket screws. It s rock solid. I use them to attach the face frame as well, coming in from the outside of the carcass. Any exposed end gets a false raised panel so they never show. I don t use them for face frame construction though. Too much of a hassle to get everything lined up. I prefer FF sized biscuits for that.

- Rich

That sounds like pretty much what they did. It’s probably just how it’s done these days, but without usually seeing the construction of the cabinets (after they’re installed) it wasn’t what I was expecting.

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#3 posted 08-24-2018 09:22 PM


That sounds like pretty much what they did. It s probably just how it s done these days, but without usually seeing the construction of the cabinets (after they re installed) it wasn t what I was expecting.

- jerkylips

Yeah, done right, none of that is visible. It sounds like you got some really good quality cabinets. Most of the stuff these days is hardboard and staples with some wood for the face frames, doors and drawer fronts.

You’ve probably seen this video, but in case you haven’t, it’s worth a look.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbE5CGJABz0

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

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