|Project by DustyMark||posted 10-11-2012 10:03 PM||1004 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
Completed 1992. These cabinets are ash raised panel with a Formica counter top. The drawer bottoms and the shelves are laminated with white Formica as well. I used Kelly Mehler’s European construction method.
My parents knocked part of a wall down to open up the living area in their farm house. I volunteered to build a partial set of cabinets to fit the new layout. My Dad and I worked over the phone on the measurements since I lived four states away. We fit all these cabinets in our Ford Aerostar and took them to my parents. The cabinets fit well.
Construction Note: I built the cabinets in humid July weather. The wood was quite swelled. In January, Minnesota is very dry. I got a call from my Dad that the cabinet sides were splitting at the edges of the raised panels. I told him to get a block of wood and a hammer and to beat the rest of the panels loose. I had used too much glue and the panels weren’t floating in the frames like I thought. He saved some of the doors this way. I had to replace several doors and brought them on my next visit…
-- Mark, Minnesota