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Project by Ken90712 posted 11-30-2009 12:59 AM 2086 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Went out to the shop to work on the 7 cutting boards. When I opened the door to my surprise my nails and screws were lying all over the floor and the cabinet was all busted up on the ground as well. Man I was mad! After spending the next 2 hrs sorting them all back into the containers ( to expensive to throw away ) I looked at the cabinet came down. I know when hanging it, I over killed it with screws. These were the kitchen cabinets that were in the house when we first moved in 7 yrs ago. We remodeled the kitchen in the first month living here, I was Glad this did not happen in the house.

I looked around the shop found 3/4 plywood and some oak that was left over and started the re-make the cabinet. Used Pocket screws for face frame, dados for the shell and re-used the doors.
Nothing fancy and all it cost me was time! The old cabinet was particle board glue and stapled into dados, man what junk!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"





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Sam Yerardi

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#1 posted 11-30-2009 01:10 AM

Nice doors, Ken. You did a good job!

-- Sam

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RetiredCoastie

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#2 posted 11-30-2009 01:35 AM

Nice re-build. Looks great and now you know this cabinet isn’t coming apart.

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MedicKen

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#3 posted 11-30-2009 01:45 AM

Nice job Ken. Glad you were not standing near it when it went!! Could have been really ugly

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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#4 posted 11-30-2009 01:48 AM

Ken….I shudder anytime I see something made from particle board. Yours served its purpose though! Glad to see that you got things re-organized and a better constructed cabinet for all the goodies.

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana, http://www.oldaveswoodshop.com

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lew

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#5 posted 11-30-2009 03:48 AM

Now that is sturdy!!

How I envy your organization.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 11-30-2009 04:23 AM

Nice work!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 11-30-2009 04:34 AM

good save

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degoose

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#8 posted 11-30-2009 11:52 AM

Man you need to clean up that workshop and get a bit more organised… lol… good looking cabinets.. and everything ship shape and squared away… nice..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Scott Bryan

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#9 posted 11-30-2009 02:38 PM

Ken, you did a really nice job on the rebuild. Obvously your cabinet is of much higher quality than the one it replaces.

But, of course, now that you have a much nicer looking cabinet in place of the one that self-destructed you are going to go ahead and replace the others? :)

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Ken90712

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#10 posted 11-30-2009 04:41 PM

Funny you should mention that about re-doing the others. I was lying in bed at 5 am thinking, man I should redo the other 3 cabinets that are on the walls. The base’s will be fine for now. Is 5am to early for the saw to run?..... LOL… My wife thinks I’m crazy… Well she pretty much has it figured out!

Degoose——My shop starts clean and organized but it always looks like a tornado went through it. You have any advice on how to fix this problem? LOL

Thx everyone and hey Pat how you doing bro?

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Scott Bryan

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#11 posted 11-30-2009 06:26 PM

I just can’t imagine any normal person waking up at 5 in the morning with woodworking on their mind! LOL

Obviously you are a LJ.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Ken90712

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#12 posted 12-01-2009 04:07 PM

I finally found a circle of friends that understand! LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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