|Project by billb||posted 05-04-2010 07:11 PM||1998 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
I just replaced the kitchen in our home. The new cabinets are euro style with no face frames. They were constructed of paint grade birch plywood except for the doors which were made of solid poplar. The doors were assembled using biscuit joints and then rabbeted to accommodate glass on the top and 1/4 inch plywood on the bottom. There are a few nice features including special spaces for the bookcase, microwave, and radio. I installed additional electrical receptacles behind the cabinets so no wires would hang down.
All the drawers open 1 inch beyond full extension so you can reach everything in them easily. All the bottom shelves are pull outs that also open beyond full extension. I especially like the base corner cabinet because it has double pullouts. You pull out one from the front and that opens the space so you can pull out the one from the side. That makes everything accessible and eliminates that blind corner. I like this better than the half moons or lazy susans but that is a personal taste.
Over the sink I place a light bridge with four halogen lights and that ties everything together.
The hinges are concealed euro hinges and the glass in the upper doors is called rain glass because of the rain like pattern. I also used the blum adjustable legs to which I attached a toe board that is completely removable.
-- Bill, Austin, Texas, http://woodworking-business.com