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kitchen cabinets #11: Measure twice cut once.

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Blog entry by MC posted 05-30-2017 12:36 AM 570 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: 2 down 10 to go Part 11 of kitchen cabinets series Part 12: Lower cabinets »

The third cabinet has been a challenge. Starting with the extra set of hinge mortices I mentioned in my last blog, I had to repeat just about every cut I made. In my effort to hurry I wound up spending more time on this one cabinet then the first two combined.

To repair the extra mortices, I took apart the face frame and cut the bead off with a band saw and cleaned it up with some planes. From a piece of scrap I cut a new bead and again cleaned up with hand planes. The new bead was glued in place.

As I mentioned above, I had to repeat almost all of the cuts. After cutting the shelves too shallow I had to employ my board stretcher, unfortunately I stretched the wood too far and had to adjust with a hand plane again.

Once the cabinet was done I scribed the side to the wall for a nice tight fit.

In the end the effort is worth the reward with the upper cabinets on one side of the kitchen up.



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TraylorPark

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#1 posted 05-30-2017 12:37 PM

Beautiful looking cabinets so far. Keep up the great work.

-- --Zach

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jayman50

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#2 posted 05-30-2017 02:17 PM

Wow, nice looking cabinets.

-- Jay Mansdorf

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EarlS

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#3 posted 05-30-2017 05:00 PM

Seems like whenever I hurry or short cut something I wind up having to redo it for one reason or another. Still, it looks like you are making good progress. How many more upper cabinets before you start the lower ones?

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

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MC

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#4 posted 06-03-2017 11:10 AM

I am building the base cabinets on this side next so that we can put in a temporary countertop and hook up the sink and dishwasher. This will give us a functional kitchen while I work on the other two sides. I have four more upper cabinets to build.


Seems like whenever I hurry or short cut something I wind up having to redo it for one reason or another. Still, it looks like you are making good progress. How many more upper cabinets before you start the lower ones?

- EarlS


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