Now that the temperature in Bangkok has cooled down a little I have been able to make a start on my next project, building some cabinets for my workshop and kitchen. I researched standard cabinet sizes etc. on the internet and built full models in SketchUp before starting. So far the basic boxes are completed and one face frame has been made and fitted.
From left to right the cabinets are:
Mobile workshop cabinet, will have my little planer / thicknesser mounted to it.
Kitchen cabinet for oven and hob.
Cabinet for gas bottle.
I am building these in the North American face frame style as I prefer the look, most cabinets here are Euro style. The local True Value store had obviously made a mistake and imported a lot of face frame door hinges that they then couldn’t sell, I picked up a bunch for around 60c (US) a pair, I wish I’d got more of them!
The carcass is 3/4” Thai plywood and the face frames are rubber wood. I am going to stain the workshop cabinet but I’m unsure about the kitchen, I may paint those white.
I’m really looking forward to getting the kitchen cabinets completed, currently we have a Thai style kitchen which means nowhere to cook inside. Balancing a wok on a gas burner outside is OK for some things but not much use for cooking a nice western meal or baking some bread.