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Forum topic by HarleySoftailDeuce posted 02-17-2010 08:33 PM 1564 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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HarleySoftailDeuce

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02-17-2010 08:33 PM

Hello my LJ friends…
Well…look at my blog, and you can see where I am with my upper corner cabinet. The carcass is dead on for square and plumb…and now I need some help figuring out how to attach the face frame.
I suppose I could 45 degree my sides and shelving, and that might work, or I could also notch the face frame
with a 45 degree notch to attach. I did look on the internet for solutions, and also my library, but could not find the “closeup” details I’m looking for.

Hope someone has a solution .

Paul :)

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island


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sandhill

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#1 posted 02-17-2010 09:59 PM

How about dowels or biscuits. If you had enough room inside you could use pocket hole screws. They would not show from the outside if you have cabinets on each side.

I just came from Home Depot and they have a special in my area on 23/32 birch ply $23.95 a sheet, it had a bit to much heartwood (dark grain) for my liking but its a killer price and could be used for shop cabinets.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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#2 posted 02-17-2010 11:06 PM

I always pocket screw them from the side if there will be cabinets next to each side. I have a corner method that involves overlapping 45s so the joint is super tight after install. Corner gets installed first and the matting cabinets slide up from the bottom kind of like a 1/2 sliding dovetail. Here is a diagram, draw it out full size for the measurement.
corner

-- It's only wood.

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Sawkerf

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#3 posted 02-18-2010 12:51 AM

Beware of that HD ply, Sandhill. About three years ago, I snagged three sheets of it for a project and returned all three (after a rather heated argument). Every sheet had major voids in the veneers, turned into pretzels after it was cut, and was useless for any kind of cabinet I would ever build.

Since then, I buy all my ply from a lumberyard. The added cost is more than offset by the reduced aggravation.

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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HarleySoftailDeuce

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#4 posted 02-18-2010 03:06 AM

Thanks for the info. I purchased my ply from a reputable company, ...and I could not be more pleased with the quality of the stock.

Paul

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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#5 posted 02-18-2010 08:00 AM

Glad I passed it up thanks. I just sent in a Application for a wholesale account with a local supplier that sells to contractors only and should be approved for next week but I still have a lot of work to go before starting on the cabinets.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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HarleySoftailDeuce

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#6 posted 02-18-2010 08:36 AM

HI folks…
This website is like we are all at a big get-together….and sharing ideas and suggestions…! That is just great !
GO America in th 2010 Olympics !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Paul

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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