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Project by griff posted 05-18-2008 02:57 AM 1913 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a set of cabinet i just finished, First ones I had ever attempted to shop build and then install I have always built in, learning experience. they are built out of maple and birch ply. My first time to work with maple, beautiful wood. I did not make the doors, ordered them from local cabinet shop. I dont have the equipment it takes to make panel doors. The finish is minwax red mahogany and three coats of high gloss poly sprayed on .
I really enjoyed this project .

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#1 posted 05-18-2008 03:29 AM

That a very nice set of cabinets, you did a good job.

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#2 posted 05-18-2008 03:44 AM

Great job on those, Mike. The crown molding looks great on them, too.

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

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#3 posted 05-18-2008 04:05 AM

Those are beautiful cabinets. Your time and effort were well spent. If I ever get the chance, meaning if the better half will let me, I will do the same as you did on farming out the doors. Where I live there are at least 60 Amish cabinet shops and they have all the right equipment to make the doors. Keep up the good work.

-- God bless the men and women who protect our counrty.

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#4 posted 05-18-2008 04:50 AM

Very well done. work to be proud of for sure!!!!

-- --Chuck

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#5 posted 05-18-2008 05:15 AM

Even us who have the tools often outsource the doors. Nice job!

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#6 posted 05-18-2008 05:49 AM

Details , Details , Details….at first glance I thought they were too dark for a modern kitchen , but the color seems to accent all of the extra details that you have added to the pieces and I love the yellow walls and white crown moulding you have chosen ! Great job : ) I know how hard it is to stain Maple evenly …what’s your secret ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 05-18-2008 12:56 PM

You did a beautiful job. I love maple. In fact you know what, I have all maple cupboards in my house and when they told me they wanted 100.00 extra to make a door for my pantry I said nah. I thought I’ll give it a go. I did’nt do too bad, I posted it on my project page, it matched my other doors to a tee. All it cost me were a couple router bits from Harbor Frieght. I got the knowledge from a magazine, I think it was Wood. I already had the wood. OH yea and and 3 hinges. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#8 posted 05-18-2008 01:21 PM


These are beautiful cabinets and you did a good job with the construction and the details. To be honest you probably can’t build the doors, in terms of equipment and time, for what it cost you to contract them out. So you probably made a wise decision in this regards.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#9 posted 05-18-2008 03:13 PM

Those are great cabinets, the doors even came out with a little curl figure in them. I’m glad to see another guy from Mississippi on here too.

-- Joey, Magee, Ms

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