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pontic

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05-03-2017 08:12 PM

Started to install the last set of pull out cabinet shelves to a customer’s kitchen. They turned out to be a 1/2’ too wide. THe way they are constructed means that they gotta be remade(arrgh!). I found out that I forgot to put both the parts of the drawer slides together when calculating the width.
Well back to the wood supplyer and back to work. This time I will carry them over dry fitted and try them before I do final assembly. Feel so dumb.

-- Illigitimii non carburundum sum


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#1 posted 05-03-2017 08:26 PM

That sucks – what is it about thier constructed makes it that you cannot trim 1/2 inch off the shelves requiring a redo back to the lumberyard?

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#2 posted 05-03-2017 08:49 PM

“Some days are diamonds; some days are stones.” (from a John Denver song)

Don’t kick yourself too hard. We all make mistakes.

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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#3 posted 05-03-2017 08:54 PM

They are more like a drawer with an open front. Trimming it would mean takind one of the drawer sides off and cutting the bottom 1/2” and the back 1/2’ and reassembling it. Customer wants all new not a “Cut and Paste” as she says.
She’s not mad now but will be if I bring the recut shelves back I think. They are just made of 1/2 oak plywood. so one sheet at menards will do. 37.50bucks. and some time. She got this “quick shelf” kit from Ron Hazelton’s blog. She did not like the stock shelving kits and wanted custom designed oak shelve to match her cabinets. Won’t loose money on it but won’t make much either. Will never do a “Quick shelf” again.

-- Illigitimii non carburundum sum

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#4 posted 05-03-2017 08:57 PM

welcome to professional cabinetmaking.

I’ve done stuff like make doors the wrong size.

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#5 posted 05-03-2017 09:12 PM

Just this week, our finisher dropped (and broke) a bunch of doors and drawer fronts for a kitchen that is all grain-matched. So in addition to the pieces he ruined, we need to replace a whole wall full of doors and panels, in order to keep everything matched. Your issue looks pretty small from here.

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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#6 posted 05-03-2017 09:54 PM

I have NEVER made any mistakes. Yeah! Right!
I feel your pain.
Bill

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pontic

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#7 posted 05-03-2017 10:33 PM



Just this week, our finisher dropped (and broke) a bunch of doors and drawer fronts for a kitchen that is all grain-matched. So in addition to the pieces he ruined, we need to replace a whole wall full of doors and panels, in order to keep everything matched. Your issue looks pretty small from here.

- jerryminer


Yikes! I know you are a Zen type of person but that’s gotta hurt.

-- Illigitimii non carburundum sum

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#8 posted 05-04-2017 12:08 AM

Now I know where Murphy went while I was doing paperwork!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 05-04-2017 12:30 AM

Never take Murphy’s oil soap to the shower.

-- Illigitimii non carburundum sum

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