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#1 posted 07-13-2012 12:22 AM

I think you already have good advice. I would not build the 8’ length without partitions. I would do the cabinet 8’ long as that would be my preferred method to eliminate having to join cabinets together when installed. I would however utilize 2 interior partitions that I would trim over with the face frame giving me adequate strength and also an adequate stile that I could mount my 6 doors to. If preferred by the customer I would utilize just one partition in the middle while utilizing 4 large doors. But everything we build is assembled completely with dado / groove joints with sufficient wood glue and fasteners. So in my building technique, the interior partition would be set into a dado inside the bottom and top board with wood glue and fasteners. The partition, a 1/4” back piece and the face frame (also dado onto our cabinets) all glued and fastaned together, would be sufficient to make a strong box. We make our uppers 12 1/2” deep. Our side parts are 12” wide, the side parts set inside a 1/4” dado on the 3/4” face frame, and the neat thing we do is we place our 1/4” cabinet back inside a 1/4” groove that is cut into the 2 sides, bottom and top parts. The groove for the back is set in 3/4” so that we can place our 3/4” nailer behind the 1/4” back.

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