My first Set of Kitchen Cabinets Complete

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Project by Brandon posted 12-22-2007 01:56 AM 2856 views 5 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well guys, here it is. My first set of cabinets complete. A picture is worth a thousand words. They came out great, and I started today on my next set. I will say it is just a little more difficult than it looks, but all in all not bad for a chip of the block. Well the set I started today is oak stain grade, time to raise the bar. Enjoy the pics. By the way that is my brother in the picture not me.

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

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 12-22-2007 02:00 AM

It looks pro bro

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#2 posted 12-22-2007 02:40 AM

i think they came out mighty fine indeed !

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#3 posted 12-22-2007 02:42 AM

Very nice!

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#4 posted 12-22-2007 03:14 AM

Good job man, that lookes awsome you did a great job. Someday I will give it a shot!

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Grant Davis

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#5 posted 12-22-2007 03:53 AM

What inspiration you have provided me. I just bought a fixer upper and in the Spring this will be a project I will undertake.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#6 posted 12-22-2007 03:57 AM

Great job!

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#7 posted 12-22-2007 04:15 AM

Looks like a seasoned cabinetmakers’ work! Beautiful job!


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#8 posted 12-22-2007 05:21 AM

great job on the kitchen. Did you paint the cabinets after installing them? (i see your other project they are mounted / unpainted) What kind of paint did you use?

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#9 posted 12-22-2007 11:10 AM

Very nice – well done.

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

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#10 posted 12-22-2007 12:30 PM

Very good!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#11 posted 12-22-2007 04:02 PM

Way to go Brandon!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#12 posted 12-22-2007 04:18 PM

Great job Brandon. Fill us in on the materials used.

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

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#13 posted 12-22-2007 07:21 PM

Guys, I just wanted to go into alittle further detail about the cabinets. I was alitle rushed yesterday when I posted the project.

I built the carcass sides and shelves out of paint grade birch. The face frames were pine, ($1.00 a board foot what a deal). The frame of the doors are pine and the panel is MDF. I wanted to try the MDF because it is a low cost solution, and a time saver eliminating panel glue up. However; the sanding and painting of the MDF is a little more labor intensive than solid wood would have been. I used Blum Euro adjustable hinges and CompX slides. I ordered the internal hardware from woodworkers hardware on the internet. I found their prices to be she cheapest, if anybody can let me know where I could get the hardware cheaper, I am all ears.

I made a two piece crown for the uppers, it really dressed up the cabinets. My brother sprayed the cabinets on the wall with an airless sprayer using a varnish tip. He used one primer coat and one top coat. They came out superb.
I tell you what this was one of the most fullfilling projects I have ever done. Not bad for working out the garage, but I do want to tell you guys, the framing carpenters stood up all my shop walls yesterday, how exciting. The new job is going to be well appreciated, no more set up and tear down everyday, when mama calls for dinner time, I can shut the door and come back tomorrow. I am really looking forward to it.

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

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#14 posted 12-23-2007 01:28 AM

Great work!, inspirational to me – how much time do you have in these?

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#15 posted 12-23-2007 02:31 PM

Very well done.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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