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Forum topic by FMG posted 1733 days ago 785 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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FMG

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1733 days ago

Anyone out there know of any good DVDs on building cabinets, and or entry doors?
Thanks,
FMG

-- FMG- Woodworking is 90% mental the other half is physical


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1733 days ago

There are some on cabinets on you tube and a good book is building traditional cabinets by Jim Tolpin.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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LesB

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#2 posted 1732 days ago

Building basic cabinets is relatively simple and there are lots of books available, even at the library. Also lots of web sites; here is one, /www.doityourself.com/scat/buildingcabinets.

Entry doors can be a real challenge so do lots of research on that one. They can involve weather striping, lock installation, complicated panels and joints.. You will also need some special tools for some types of entry doors.

Please don’t take this personally but I would like to make an open comment here. I see many generalized questions like yours posted here that could be at least partially answered by a quick Google search of the internet. Followed up by more specific questions on the subject to members of this group.

-- Les B, Oregon

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gerrym526

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#3 posted 1732 days ago

I recommend Marc Adams video/dvd on Cabinets-have used his techniques for all my cabinetry. His website is
www.marcadams.com

And enclosed is a description of the video.
CABINETS
Takes you through the process of making cabinets that you will take pride in and enjoy for years to come. Begins with the design and layout of both kitchen cabinets and furniture type cabinetry, as well as choosing your materials and stock preparation. Also covered is carcass construction, making drawers, doors, mounting the hardware, making the top and installing exterior moldings. There is a special segment on finishing and maintaining your projects.

Running time 88 minutes.

-- Gerry

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FMG

65 posts in 1880 days


#4 posted 1725 days ago

Thanks fellas, I appreciate it. I took a look at the Marc Adams and I think I might go for a four pack of DVDs. Went to Barnes and Nobels but Jim Tolpins wasn’t in stock. Ironically I picked up a woodworkers journal and there was an article on building wood doors. Only thing was they used solid construction and had no info on grain orientation to prevent warping. I was kind of hoping they would go over stave construction a little.
Thanks again for the recommendations guys,
FMG

-- FMG- Woodworking is 90% mental the other half is physical

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