Kitchen Cabinet Challenge #2: Day 2

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Blog entry by Bill Hall posted 03-26-2009 09:47 PM 1303 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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We thought he could buy the cabinet and I could make new doors of the right size and finish them the correct color. So, my friend delivered the doors after an evening at the pub. I swear we’re not boozers. After some thought and pricing out lumber, we released I might be able to cut or disassemble the cabinet and reuse the wood. We’re so green, I know.

I thought about cutting off the bottom and using biscuits or something to reattach the bottom rail. Instead, I was able to loosen up the glue with a small space heater. I used a mallet and a small piece of wood to tap the stiles loose of the rails. I started on the front first. Don’t do that, it’ll only mar any routed decoration. The back is way better. Now I have to fix two spots where I chipped it. This cabinet manufacturer used staples and brads to keep the panel from moving and I suppose so they didn’t have to clamp it up to dry. So, as you might have guessed, I have a few cracks that will need to glued back together.

Anyway, here’s my effort this far:


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#1 posted 03-26-2009 10:52 PM

Good idea with the space heater, would never have thought that would work. How about cutting down the doors before you try to take them apart? You would at least have one less joint to take apart.

Good luck, cabinet manipulation is never as easy as you would think.

-- Matt

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