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#1 posted 08-18-2015 11:13 PM

I built my kitchen (see my projects) with about….maybe $2000 in tools including compressors, nailers, screw guns, saws, planet/jounter, etc etc etc. you don’t need fine tools to make cabinets. But you do need a lot of tools.

I spent a total of $2700 on my cabinets, including $500 for a very fancy corner cabinet pullout. You can see what all this entails in my project page. I did everything myself and sprayed catalyzed lacquer in my front yard using a $75 hvlp gun. You could easily spend more if you go with very high end hardware but I found it too expensive and so far I’m loving the cheap slides I bought.

I say go for it, but do some smaller projects in the meantime to get all your tools dialed in and to get some practice, you’re going to need work benches and tables, a few jigs, etc.

Good luck and please feel free to message me any time with questions or whatever.

-- -Dan

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