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03-09-2017 02:54 PM

Topic tags/keywords: cabinet assembly

The first time I have seen how this was done. Interesting to say the least. Only the first part is of the cabinet being assembled. Now I know where HD and Lowe’s gets their high end cabinets. :) How cheap!

I would love to see other videos of this type if you have links. larry

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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#1 posted 03-09-2017 02:58 PM

Cheap is the operative work.

Basically, just garbage.

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#2 posted 03-09-2017 03:09 PM

Couldn’t agree more rwe. Just can’t believe some of the assembly types I see at the ReStore in our area. I would never have thought of how they do some of that stuff with just hardboard an cleats. No wonder it falls apart in a month or two.

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#3 posted 03-09-2017 03:09 PM

It took that guy about two minutes to assemble that cabinet. At that rate he’d be able to put together over 200 cabinets per day, assuming he takes a one hour lunch break.

But something tells me he eats his lunch in less than 30 seconds!


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#4 posted 03-09-2017 03:17 PM

Some interesting jigs for marking and spacing. Making note of that.

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#5 posted 03-09-2017 03:19 PM

Shows how and when face frame cabinets can
be more cost efficient than frameless style.

This is the sort of cabinet put in apartments
mostly. Called “stick built” sometimes.

Note the profile of the nailers used to attach the
sides. A week or so back here there was a
discussion about dados in the back of face
frames… this is the sort of work where they
are/were sometimes used in California style
cabinetry. Out here shops doweled the face
frames and cut dados using panel routers.

These days they’ve all gone over the pocket

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#6 posted 03-09-2017 03:22 PM

Agreed this is really low end cabinetry.

But there is something to be learned here- he uses a couple of very simple jigs to help speed his work. Same principles can be applied to higher quality cabinetry by people that work at a more normal pace to help bring consistency and speed to the work.

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#7 posted 03-09-2017 03:28 PM

ye fast ….......but would not put in my shop :<))

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#8 posted 03-09-2017 03:43 PM

My brother had a sign in his shop

You can have it :

1) Fast
2) Cheap
3) done Right

You pick two!

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#9 posted 03-09-2017 03:57 PM

My guess is staples. Brads would pull thru. Cheap? Yes. But not everyone can afford hand cut dovetail cabinetry from solid stock. There’s a market for all levels of construction and if it serves the user well, then that’s all that counts. With care and no abuse, it can last a long time.

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#10 posted 03-09-2017 06:54 PM

Everyone has great points. I also learned a lot from that one video but I would not prefer to build with that method. There are some great ideas for saving time and accuracy that is why I look at and asked for anyone knowing of any more videos like it. Glad though that I don’t have to build for others. larry

ripper: “But something tells me he eats his lunch in less than 30 seconds!” My wife was a hairdresser for more than 20 years….I know what you mean. :) :) Can’t slow down.

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#11 posted 03-09-2017 06:57 PM

He might be getting paid “Piece work” rates…...faster = more pay…...

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#12 posted 03-09-2017 10:25 PM

He might be getting paid “Piece work” rates…...faster = more pay…...

- bandit571

That’s right, Bandit … we may have just watched him make $8.00 (or less) ... the company will now haul it off with a $90.00+ price tag!

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#13 posted 03-09-2017 10:54 PM

But something tells me he eats his lunch in less than 30 seconds!


- Ripper70

Watching him work makes me wonder if “lunch” isn’t caffeine and meth mixed into a shot of simple syrup washed down with a 2 liter bottle of Mountain Dew.

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#14 posted 03-09-2017 11:24 PM

Holy Bradnailer Batman!

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#15 posted 03-09-2017 11:42 PM

Can’t blame anyone except the cheap consumer. They wouldn’t build cheap if there wasn’t a market.

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