On Demand Cabinetry

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Project by KnotWright posted 1737 days ago 1266 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a client come in last week asking if I could build two cabinets like the first photo, and of course I could. Then they brought in their sink and of course the plan had to change a bit. Then they wanted a little door so they could store things inside, and finally, could you get these both to me by tomorrow? Thus we end up with “On Demand Cabinetry”

These a simple paint grade cabinets made for wash stations at a beauty shop, constructed out of birch with chamfered corners. Its been so long since I did this style cabinet I almost forgot how to cut the chamfer pieces, but it soon came back to me. This was the first style cabinet I learned how to build. Makes an attractive corner treatment.

-- James

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#1 posted 1737 days ago

One day notice. WOW. Nice / Fast work. I hope they at least came in the morning.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#2 posted 1737 days ago

Hey James
Looks great and so fast too. Your going to get the word out and we all will have to do all our jobs in one day.
Good Job Bud.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 1737 days ago

good fast or cheap….you did em fast, you did em good, I hope you didnt do them cheap….

oh yea…another favorite when I had my embroidery shop….lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.

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Kent Shepherd

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#4 posted 1737 days ago

Don’t get me started. The public has become so demanding that my job has become—-well, a job.
Sort of takes the joy from woodworking for me. That’s why I love my home shop. Then it becomes my passion.

Nice job on the project, especially in such a short time.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#5 posted 1737 days ago

sounds like a good business—no planning ahead.. you can either do it in a day or not do it…. and bam – there it is!

oh and it looks lovely as well

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 1737 days ago

Very nicely done, James. I especially liked the chamfered corners. I assummed you used 3/4×3/4 stock splined into the cabinet faces, them chamfered with a router?

As has already been said, I hope you charged appropriately for the client’s level of prior planning!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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