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Custom Buffet #2: A good start

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Blog entry by MT_Stringer posted 328 days ago 1071 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: The Plan Part 2 of Custom Buffet series Part 3: Basic Cabinet construction complete »

Thank goodness my sweetie wanted to help with the build. She doesn’t worry about breaking a nail. :-)

So, we removed the baseboard trim.

She did have a little help.

Next, I built the face frames and set them in place to check fit.

We built the ladder frame, leveled it, and screwed it to the wall.

Then we installed the toe kick and trimmed out the wall. We did have a “little” help.

Ready to go.

First cabinet built and set in place. The other four are ready to assemble.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas



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Jokker78

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#1 posted 328 days ago

I love my kreg tool. Looking good.

-- Measure once, cut , measure again, cut and damn its still to short

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MT_Stringer

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#2 posted 327 days ago

Yes sir. I used pocket hole construction to make the face frames. Easy peasy. :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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MT_Stringer

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#3 posted 327 days ago

Through with the cabinet construction.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Jokker78

135 posts in 332 days


#4 posted 327 days ago

I wish I had room to make me a table. my work bench is part of a sheet of plywood on saw horses. I have a single car garage that is my wood shop, no room for storage. If I am not using my table saw the wood goes on top of it

-- Measure once, cut , measure again, cut and damn its still to short

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MT_Stringer

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#5 posted 327 days ago

We finished building the cabinets and the drawer slides have been installed. Now I am ready to install the cabinets and fasten them to the wall and trim ‘em out.

Next up is drawer fronts, raised panel doors and finally, the drawers.

The plan is coming together nicely.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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stefang

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#6 posted 326 days ago

Looks great so far Mike. This is obviously a multi-generational cabinet. It’s always good to have a few extra hands on the job.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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BenR

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#7 posted 326 days ago

Can see you are bringing your granddaughter up right; looks like she already knows how to drill and measure.
Oh yea, the build is going nicely.

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Roger

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#8 posted 324 days ago

Coming along nicely…especially, with the extra helpers. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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