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kitchen cabinets #7: Lower face frames are done.

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Blog entry by MC posted 03-27-2017 12:23 AM 1247 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Over the week the new floor went in. I now have a finished shell waiting for cabinets. I am now officially the bottleneck of this project.

I started the weekend assembling my new dust collector; the old one is done. I should have read the desciption better; when I flipped the on switch I immediately threw a breaker. This “sucker” requires 20 amp service and I only have 15 in the garage. The electrician will be here Monday.

I finished all the face frames for the lower cabinets, the empty shell is a great storage place. There is a slight dimension issue with sink base that I will need to fix.

I also took some time this weekend to make the mortice jigs for the two hinges I will be using. As I build the face frames I will add the mortice before assembly.

Starting next weekend I will be off work for one week. I should be building cases by the end of the week and maybe have a cabinet or two hung. We’ll see.



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Madmark2

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#1 posted 03-27-2017 12:39 AM

I normally fit the frame to the carcase but thats just me . . .

M

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#2 posted 03-27-2017 12:42 AM

Madmark2 , seems to be two camps on that. These are my first cabinets and face frames first seemed to work best for me.

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#3 posted 03-27-2017 05:17 PM

Inset doors and drawers? That is a really nice look. I also like the bead details

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#4 posted 03-28-2017 09:49 PM

I have to agree with Madmark2. I build the carcass first, then the face frame. Your works looks great, and I’m sure it will all come together, but I think it’s harder to build a case to fit a frame than the other way around.

I remember the first “desk” I decided to build long ago. I started with the drawers, and then tried to build a desk to fit them in. Big mistake.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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