My very first kitchen cabinets

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Blog entry by lilredweldingrod posted 1075 days ago 1055 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We’ve been using a chrome IKEA set of shelves for medical supplies and pots and pans. Our daughter wanted it back, so the alternative was to add a set of cabinets. This is the top cabinet sans handles. My first attempt at cabinets. I am working on three more units to complete the set.

So more of those as they progress.

Yeah, I know it doesn’t match the existing cabinets, but we are going to move, so it doesn’t really matter.

I had planned to make the doors with the MLCS shaker bit set. I made a sample door for Momma and she did not like it. The orders were flat doors that do not catch dust and cooking grease for her to clean. So I already had the parts cut for raised panel doors. I hope the desert low humidity does not cause these to swell enough to tear apart. If they do, it is back to square one and a plywood center. lol

Thanks to patron for several bits of advice on his visit and this went super easy. Thanks David for the tidbits of your experience. I have worked at remembering as much as I can of your helpful gems.

I have one more small top cabinet to cover the wall and end of this cabinet yet to make. The carcass of the bottom section is done, and the doors are complete. I have to make the drawer and face frame. Then the fourth will fit 90 degrees to cover the end of the bottom cab and end of the wall.

I’ll add each as I complete them to this blog.

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 1075 days ago

You’re doing good!
You might like to read this... it may help you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#2 posted 1075 days ago

Dang, Rand. You’re getting all kinds of experience with wood. Nice cabinet

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 1075 days ago

Looking good, Rand.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#4 posted 1075 days ago

Very nice job.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#5 posted 1075 days ago

Lookin good!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#6 posted 1075 days ago

Thanks guys. I have a great group of mentors on LJ.

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#7 posted 1074 days ago

It is also one of my quality to make it simple and flat. The carved and other slotted portion of a furniture is always the dusty part… and I hate to clean it. It is nice and perfect …yet it is only the first… looking forward to see how will you finish it.

-- Bert

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#8 posted 1074 days ago

you done good bro

looks real pro

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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2495 posts in 1703 days

#9 posted 1074 days ago

Thanks Dave and Bert.
I hope to have the bottom cabinet in today. Although it will not have the drawer.

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#10 posted 1074 days ago

Looks great Rand!
Keep up the good work.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#11 posted 1073 days ago

That is one beautiful cabinet.
You have done a exelent job there.
The doors are elegant.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#12 posted 1073 days ago

Lovely cabinet, lets see more!

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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