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Mike Gilbert

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#1 posted 08-27-2012 01:41 PM

Thanks for the replies so far guys, this was my first post on LJs and I am amazed at how quickly everyone has responded. not really sure how(Rookie mistake) but I managed to post this question twice so I have even more comments on the other thread!
@ thedude 50 – I think you bring up a good point sometimes I can get caught up in material prices at the beginning of a project and I forget how much of my time I will be pouring into it, I definitely want a finished product I can be proud of at the end of the job. I also like the idea of a 1/2” sheet. I never would have considered that. what do you use for the backs? I have really been considering any options at this point but based on the responses so far it sounds like plywood is the way to go. my main concern is with the time spent finishing the cabinets but I see you can get Baltic birch in prefinished sheets. is this what you typically do? if so are there anything‚Äôs to look out for when building using a prefinished product. I would plan to build the case and face frame separate so that the frames can be finished before I attach them to the case.


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