|Project by Rarieta||posted 09-14-2016 01:27 PM||827 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
This is my first cabinet build project. I’ve had a cabinet making class in high school 25 years ago, but pretty handy otherwise. I like to call this my 3K dollar cabinet because I invested a bunch of money into tools to make this project an awesome experience to get back into building.
Some of the challenges that I faced was making the cabinet built in-between two walls without any space on either side. I fit the carcass in the space first, then built the face frame to the carcass. Fitting the frame after assembly was a little tricky, but got it in with little damage to the adjacent walls. Careful placement of pocket holes were done on the carcass before putting it in it’s final place to affix the face frame.
I used 3/4” plywood for the carcass and poplar for the face frame, doors and shelf front edges. The final finish was a Snow White from General Finishes applied with a Fuji Sprayer. A final topcoat of General Finishes High Performance water based poly was used (3 coats; 400 grit sanded between each application).
Tools Purchased / used
Festool – TS55 Track Saw
Festool – ETS 150 / 5 sander
Festool – CT36 AC vac
Precision Dogs – Parallel Guides for Festool Track
Fuji 4 stage HVLP Sprayer with 3M PPS (Awesome setup!!)
Kreg Shelf Pin Kit (5mm)
Other basic tools such as Milwaukee M18 drills, bits and Kreg Pocket Hole Jig.