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Project by fred posted 03-10-2007 01:16 AM 2174 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first real project after practicing my woodworking skills was to make dining room cabinets.

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Took measurements of the width of the room and felt I could make six cabinets on the wall and six base cabinets. I decided to make four of the wall cabinets with glass doors. I made the boxes out of ¾” oak veneer plywood. Glued and screwed them together and then measured for rails and stiles. Did the same for the base cabinets. I then installed the wall cabinets and then the base cabinets. I like about 2 ¼” rails and stiles so to keep it looking in balance I decided to make one huge face frame. Installed the face frame and then measured for the doors. I like use ½” offset hinges to make measuring easier. Measure the opening and add one inch to the width and height.

The glass doors were another story. I had never made mullions before so it was quite a challenge. I rabitted the back of the glass doors and put the mullions in slots. When finished it was off to the glass store. I had the glass store make glass shelves for the cabinets that were going to have the glass doors since I wanted to put lights in those cabinets. I had no concept of price for the glass but I found out that not every shop wants to do that type of job. It was relatively expensive (especially the shelves) but it turned out pretty good.

Easy enough installing the doors. Then I installed concrete backer board on the base cabinets and for the back splash. After the tile work and grouting I was finally finished.

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.





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Cathy Krumrei

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#1 posted 03-10-2007 01:28 AM

OH The pictures come in too small! From what I can see you really had a big project going!
Looks like your skills paid off. Congrats!

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Max

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#2 posted 03-10-2007 01:35 AM

Fred,

They look very nice, they compliment the wood floor. Great work….

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 03-10-2007 02:27 AM

Fred are the glass doors a single piece of glass or do you have multiple pieces in each door.

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

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#4 posted 03-10-2007 04:06 AM

Fred,

I love the link from the Blog to the Project and vice versa! Nice writing touch.

The cabinets look great, too. What would you say your total time on the project was?

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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Karson

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#5 posted 03-10-2007 04:08 AM

That way you get to increase your count in both Blogs and in Projects. Dennis would love that. LOL

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

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#6 posted 03-10-2007 06:50 AM

I love it!

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Don

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#7 posted 03-10-2007 06:54 AM

Fred, is there anyway you can upload larger photo’s?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#8 posted 03-10-2007 08:07 AM

I was wondering why the pix were so itty bitty.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#9 posted 03-10-2007 01:04 PM

that is quite the project.
Very beautiful

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Mark A. DeCou

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#10 posted 03-10-2007 04:03 PM

I’ve not seen “blow-up” photos that were smaller than the “thumbnails” before. Must be something in the computer coding that didn’t work right for you. Martin can help you with it. From what I can see, the work looks great.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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fred

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#11 posted 03-10-2007 06:04 PM

Yahoo – I fixed the pictures.

The glass doors are not true divided light. There is one pane of glass in the doors.

I probably spent about 60 hours on this project.

Yeah, “blow-up” photos smaller than the “thumbnails”. I couldn’t have done that if I tried. But I went back and removed the photos and uploaded them again. It seemed to have worked.

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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#12 posted 03-10-2007 11:55 PM

you made me chuckle—“couldn’t have done that if I tried” lol how many “mistakes” have we had, like that?? hehe

these are beautiful!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#13 posted 04-27-2007 05:48 AM

Wow, looks great, that’s some first project.

Diane

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fred

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#14 posted 04-27-2007 06:07 AM

Thanks, Diane

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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#15 posted 04-27-2007 07:09 AM

Fred the cabinet work is great! Outstanding job here. Just did my own tile top, isn’t it fun? The finish on these cabinets really shine. Nice wine cabinet. (Make your own?) Wonderful work Fred!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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