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BrantlyJ

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1706 days ago

Hi there. I’m attempting to make some cabinets for my closet. I was wondering if someone might take a look at the drawing I made up and let me know if I’m on the right track.

This drawing is for a 3 drawer cabinet that will be on the floor. It will be made out of 3/4” oak ply with solid oak facing.

I do know the bottom dado is in the wrong position. I also know the facing dimentions might be incorrect, I also haven’t figured out the deminsions for the drawers so I havn’t included those yet.

I’m doing a 3/8” x 3/8” rabbet to secure the top. I will rabbet both the top and sides for increased strength.
Also the only tools I have to work with will be a router table, circular saw w/ 8’ cutting guide and a cheap craftsman table saw and a biscuit jointer….

here’s the drawing. http://www.flickr.com/photos/12661965@N05/4114504591/

thanks for looking


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GFYS

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#1 posted 1706 days ago

Needs some work Brantly
The back is is flush with the top and will show the edge.
I didn’t see a toe or any parts for bottom supports.
Several dimensions are wrong.
I’m not sure why you would go to the expense to use 1/4” oak plywood for the back but use mdf for the bottom unless you have these materials at hand already.
I am assuming you are doing mortice and tenon joints of some type on the styles and rails. Difficult with the tools you have.

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1706 days ago

I was going to bring what Dan did about the face frame it looks like you Mortice an tenoning it. For a first project using pocket screws are much easier. You can pick up a single hole kreg pocket hole jig and drill bit set for around $20.00

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BrantlyJ

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#3 posted 1706 days ago

ok, some explination… the oak ply on the back is because I will have plenty left over from the cabinet that has doors. I want the nice back in that cabinet. The MDF on the bottom, because there wasn’t enough oak ply. I did put in a toe kick, but didn’t put in the dimension it will be 3”high, 3” deep.

as for the face frame, I bought a biscuit jointer to attach it to the main frame. I figured I would also use it to make the face frame… If there is a better way I’m open to suggestions.

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GFYS

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#4 posted 1706 days ago

biscuits will work. do you have a biscuit jointer for FF size biscuits?

in any event you will find out that to make face fronts the styles and rails need to be the same thickness. Without a planer or thickness sander this just isnt very easy.

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BrantlyJ

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#5 posted 1706 days ago

no, just 0, 10, 20

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GFYS

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#6 posted 1706 days ago

That means your rails will need to be wide enough to recieve your biscuits.

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GFYS

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#7 posted 1706 days ago

...although…I have used a router with the proper size slotter to use FF size biscuits.

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BrantlyJ

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#8 posted 1706 days ago

hmm, ever used the Kreg pocket hole jig to attach the face frame? If that would work I might do that instead….

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