I recently took a break from plane making in order to re-fit a kitchen belonging to my landlord. He had had a new MDF kitchen installed but wanted all doors and drawer fronts to be replaced with solid Rimu timber from his own tree. Cabinet sides would have frame and panels screwed on from the inside of the cabinets. The right way to have done it would have been been to make and fit everything before all was installed in the house , but I didn’t have that option, and it made things a bit tiring.
The wood was rough cut in three inch slabs, so I had much re-sawing and selecting to do . However it was an easy wood to work, especially to hand plane, so sanding was mainly confined to cut back between coats of catalysed lacquer.
The hardware was Blum, made in Austria, specifically the “Blum Tandembox with BluMotion on the drawers.
The panel frames required 250 mortice and tenon joints and I use about one litre of glue and 8 litres of lacquer. I used my Felder mortiser and a shaper with sliding table for the m&t’s.
No Marcou planes were used because I don’t own any except for some minis-and the mini rebater came in useful to smooth out any furry surfaces left by the router when moulding the panel edges.