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Project by Iwud4u posted 05-30-2014 12:51 AM 959 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not much in the way of woodworking but it is cabinetry.
Melamine is a good alternative when budget is an issue.
These are some Melamine cabinets with Laminate Counter Tops that I built for the church.
Base cabinet is 15’ long and the Upper wall cabinet is 8’ long. Both the base and upper are 16” deep.
Edges have been done with 2mm edge banding.
Sorry for the low quality phone pics.
Not much else to say.

Thanks for looking.

-- It's far better to be criticized by a wise person than applauded by a fool --





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Jerry

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#1 posted 05-30-2014 01:27 AM

That is very nice looking. Great job. With your experience I am sure I could learn a ton from you.

I might need to ask a few questions in the upcoming future as I just sold 2 jobs, both if them are frameless jobs. One is very large and is slab door new residential construction, other is shaker frame and panel smaller remodel kitchen only. Honestly my primary experience is with face frame. So there is going to be a learning curve ahead, might message you if I have a question.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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Iwud4u

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#2 posted 05-30-2014 01:38 AM

Thanks Jerry,
Feel free to message me, I would be glad to share whatever I could.
I’ve done a lot of frameless. To be honest, it’s not much different, just no frame, lol

-- It's far better to be criticized by a wise person than applauded by a fool --

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Jerry

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#3 posted 05-30-2014 02:05 AM

What edge bander do you have?

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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Iwud4u

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#4 posted 05-30-2014 02:12 AM

I have a SCMI Basic 2. It’s just a small entry level bander, but I have had it and used it a lot over the last 10 years.
One of the best investments I have made since I started making European style (frameless) cabinetry.

-- It's far better to be criticized by a wise person than applauded by a fool --

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johnhutchinson

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#5 posted 05-30-2014 02:29 AM

I like the period you chose. Timeless.

I’m not a big fan of frameless. I’ve been using a 1-1/4” frame with full-overlay hinges. Jerry might want to try them if he’s a face frame guy.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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Iwud4u

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#6 posted 05-30-2014 02:50 AM

Thanks John,
Awe, looks like a Blumotion Compact 39C ?

I like face frames myself in fact I use them whenever I think the job calls for them but with a lot of jobs,
such as the one I just posted, there’s no need for a frame and with the lower budget you can whip these out and still be competitive. IMO of course

-- It's far better to be criticized by a wise person than applauded by a fool --

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oldnovice

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#7 posted 05-30-2014 06:01 AM

Those are nice! Melamine is a good choice for a church as they get a lot of use and wear.

The ones at our church are nearly worn out, I would like to build them new ones but they have a cabinet maker under contract.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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NiteWalker

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#8 posted 05-30-2014 07:39 AM

Nicely done, melamine or not. :-)

I actually prefer frameless, but with frame and panel doors. You get close to traditional look, but with the ease of construction and added space of frameless cabinets.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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Jerry

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#9 posted 05-31-2014 03:07 AM

I would like to get more into frameless cabinet construction myself. So this project posted has me thinking. It is very good work.

I have reduced my FF to 1 1/4” and that works ok.

Basically I just want to give the customer what they want, if it is frameless then we will go that route. If they want a FF cab then we will go that route.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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