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Project by billb posted 05-04-2010 07:11 PM 1763 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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





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Knothead62

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#1 posted 05-04-2010 07:20 PM

Quality work! Good layout and lots of storage with shelves, drawers, etc. Is the refer to the left of the range? Does the glass come out of the door easily for cleaning? When I sold cabinets, I cautioned about glass in the area of the range collecting grease vapors.

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#2 posted 05-04-2010 07:23 PM

Nice kitchen and nice work

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#3 posted 05-04-2010 07:27 PM

I’d like to see that corner base in action. Nice glass.

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SPHinTampa

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#4 posted 05-04-2010 07:46 PM

first rate work.

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#5 posted 05-04-2010 08:34 PM

Great kitchen, and great use of wasted space (second picture).

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

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billb

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#6 posted 05-04-2010 09:58 PM

Thanks for the comments. Unfortunately, the glass does not come out. It must be cleaned in place. The corner base is great. In the other corner I purchased Rev-a-shelf half moons (expensive) and my wife did not care for them. She didn’t like that so much space was wasted because of the half round shape. They are well made but not what she wanted. She is the one that gave me the idea for the dual action pullouts. At first I said it wouldn’t work but after a while I realized that I could do it. She loves this corner cabinet much more than the other one and it holds much more.

-- Bill, Austin, Texas, http://woodworking-business.com

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#7 posted 05-04-2010 10:18 PM

great kitchen..nice & bright

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#8 posted 05-05-2010 03:50 AM

Nice looking set of cabinets. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 05-05-2010 10:44 PM

Such wonderful craftsmanship..

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#10 posted 05-11-2010 10:46 PM

Nice set of cabinets, you did a great job.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#11 posted 05-11-2010 10:50 PM

very nice work Bill looks great.

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