Hickory cabinets

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Project by waldo posted 04-27-2011 01:39 PM 3360 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked by a friend at work to build him cabinets for his kitchen and here they are. I was thrown a curve when he asked for hickory, I knew I would be buying more blades and knives for my planer!! I made 2 cabinets, used biscuits, then I realized that I didn’t have enough clamps to keep going so I used pocket screws to attach the faceframes; on the cabinets that are seen I used contact cement to cover with 1/4 in. hickory plywood.

-- One miscut away from firewood...

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#1 posted 04-27-2011 02:21 PM

Very Nice!!! I really like Hickory.

-- Psalm19:1

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#2 posted 04-27-2011 02:27 PM

Great job!! I will be building hickory bath room cabinets in the near future. Love hickory.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 04-27-2011 04:13 PM

I love hickory. I did my kitchen in it but I was able to get less of that white (sap?) wood. Hickory has great character.

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#4 posted 04-27-2011 04:50 PM

Nice job with the kitchen. I may be undertaking a similar project in the near future.

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#5 posted 04-27-2011 05:09 PM

Thanks for the comments!! It was a lot of work getting the hickory milled down, but the outcome was worth it. Jeff, the white wood is the Sap wood and believe it or not, much harder than the heart I noticed. On the other hand the grain in the Sap is much different than the heart too, you got off easier!!!!

-- One miscut away from firewood...

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#6 posted 04-27-2011 07:50 PM

Great work they look great. The pocket jig is great and very fast way to make cabinets. I’m sure he Loved them!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 04-27-2011 08:04 PM

Those are some nice cabinets.

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#8 posted 04-27-2011 08:05 PM

Thanks!! I am thrilled to be in the home stretch, just a few more uppers and a fridge cabinet and all done.

-- One miscut away from firewood...

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