My first Set of Kitchen Cabinets

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Project by Brandon posted 12-04-2007 03:59 AM 4044 views 6 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well my brother is getting married and is building an apartment inside of a metal shop for himself and his new bride. I am getting ready to build a shop, and I want cabinets, so this was a good time to learn right. So I got some books started reading, did some measuring, remeasuring and some planning. ?And presto here is the boxes see pictures. I have finished the drawers and doors, but the painters (my brother and dad) are still working on them. I will send updated pictures once complete, boy what a fun project.

-- With God all things are possible. Matt 20:26

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#1 posted 12-04-2007 04:01 AM

Look at all of the storage space. Are their backs in the cabinets?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#2 posted 12-04-2007 04:02 AM

Looks really good. I’m looking forward to seeing it completed.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 12-04-2007 04:03 AM

That’s quite and undertaking. I’m with Charlie on seeing them completed!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 12-04-2007 04:19 AM

I patterned my cabinet style after a local professional. I am noticing in my area backs are not used, unless you have glass doors or possibly on a hutch or entertainment center. We decided not to use backs to keep cost down. I learned one thing when putting the routed profile on the outside edge of doors you have to go shallow to ensure that the euro hinge holes do not punch through the front of the door. I actually had one hole start to punch through the door, what a scary situation. I will certainly make sure I do not do that again. I’m sure you all now the frustration of making a raised panel door and having to scrap it. What a waste of time.

-- With God all things are possible. Matt 20:26

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#5 posted 12-04-2007 04:36 AM

Very nice. That’s something I plan on doing one of these days.
I’m looking forward to see the completed project.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 12-04-2007 04:42 AM

amazing…looks great especially considering that this is your first attempt…I thought you were gonna say that he was putting in cabinets so you went to learn from him since that was (may have been) his trade—-then you said—-you read up on cabinets in some books and went for it…very cool! Looks great…keep sharing the process…love it!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#7 posted 12-04-2007 05:26 AM

I like the way the tops are different levels. I’ll finish my comments when you show the finished project.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#8 posted 12-04-2007 06:21 AM

Pretty complex array of cupboards there Delta. You sure have a talent for design.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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John Gray

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#9 posted 12-04-2007 08:09 AM

SUPER COOL please send more pictures when they are done?

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#10 posted 12-04-2007 12:38 PM

Nice job Delta. For your first try, you pulled it off quite nicely. I’ll be looking for the finished project photos.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#11 posted 12-04-2007 02:33 PM

Nice work Delta. I feel your pain on the profile routing. I clipped the tip of a pocket screw once. I wasn’t very happy with myslef that day.

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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#12 posted 12-04-2007 04:00 PM

Very nice. I agree with RAH about the different levels add a lot of interrest. I also note with Karson about having no backs. Had not seen that before, I guess it works for you though.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#13 posted 12-04-2007 04:36 PM

No backs! Just what part of the country are you in? It looks like you are having fun. Nice kitchen. Are the boxs going to be painted also?

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#14 posted 12-04-2007 06:53 PM

Nice work. And so like many told before. good design with the different levels and a lot of space for storage.
And also the seem qeustions; No backs? and looking forward to see the complete picture.

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#15 posted 12-05-2007 03:23 AM

In remodel I find old built-ins never had backs. Backs came into play when the factories started mass producing them. You definitely save some money on sheet goods. All you need is just what you got.

Looks like you are coming along nicely.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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