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Woodshop/Garage MK II #3: Cabinet Surgery and relocation Part II

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Blog entry by bj383ss posted 12-03-2016 02:55 AM 658 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I finished the cabinets and got them in their new home. Just in time before the rain started pouring.

New top and face frame rail on the 2nd base cabinet.

Drilling some pocket holes for the rail.

Putting the frame together. I really enjoy using pocket screws they are easy to do, fast, and strong.

After mounting the face frame back to the cabinet next thing was to cut the doors down.

On the tablesaw sled. You can see how my left side of the saw is limited in width due the DC. I had a brain fart when I did that. The main reason I am relocating all this.

Cut to length.

Cut the rabbet on the back side of the door as the hinges on it are 3/8” inset.

Door fits good. Time to reinstall the bottom hinge.

Both doors installed.

Installed in their new home.

And the last cabinet. The 2nd upper. I had to cut the width on this one by 6” so it would fit in the place I had planned for it.

2 new bottom shelves added. I figured I could put all my sandpaper on these 2 shelves.

Putting the face frame back on. I don’t normally put these together like this. My normal is building the face frame flat on the workbench and then installing it on the cabinet. But sense these have already been attached I figured I could put the 2 stiles on and the cut the rails to fit.

Cut all the rails and setup a stop block so they would all end up the exact same length and a square face frame.

Face frame done.

Next up was ripping the width of the doors down. I forgot to take pictures of this. And sense I cut the inside part of the doors so I wouldn’t have to redo the rabbeted edges I had to redrill the holes for the handles.

And here it is finished. You may notice (maybe) the bottom rail is different than the picture before. I forgot I installed the other cabinet a little bit different so I had to make this one so they would match. You will see what I mean in the last photo.

This cabinet did not have a back so I found some leftover I had and it fit the grooves perfect so I just had to cut it size.

Here are both cabinets mounted to the wall. I mounted a ledger underneath them on the wall level first at the height I wanted to mount them. This makes it easy to mount them by your self. I set them up on the ledger and screw them into the wall. Done.

More storage space in the shed now.

I still need to paint repaint them at some point. I just noticed in this picture the doors on each cabinet are not even with each other. I will have to fix that. You can also see how much skinnier the 2nd cabinet is.

That was long winded. I have had several people ask me to include more pictures and steps so I tried to take more pictures as I worked today.

Thanks for looking,
Bret

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crowie

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#1 posted 12-03-2016 06:33 AM

Top job Bret…. You are certainly a good multi-skilled craftsman

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 12-03-2016 01:40 PM

Nicely done Bret

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#3 posted 06-30-2017 09:46 PM

Hello Brett

Pocket holes come into their own with this type of joinery thats for sure.

All very good and I particularly like the offset style of the hinges, what are the details please?

Opps:- Sorry about the late post not sure what attracted me to it today,very odd indeed, only realised after I was looking at your workshop!!

-- Regards Robert

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bj383ss

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#4 posted 07-13-2017 01:33 AM



Hello Brett

Pocket holes come into their own with this type of joinery thats for sure.

All very good and I particularly like the offset style of the hinges, what are the details please?

Opps:- Sorry about the late post not sure what attracted me to it today,very odd indeed, only realised after I was looking at your workshop!!

- robscastle

They are 3/8 offset. I bought them at Lowe’s. I don’t use that kind anymore because they have a spring in them and are a little difficult to get the door exactly where you want it and they have no adjustment.

Bret

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