|Forum topic by David Grimes||posted 09-30-2011 05:24 AM||3625 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
09-30-2011 05:24 AM
Situation: Customer has existing cabinets (not by us) that are white thermofoil over MDF “raised panel” style doors. She wants a built-in “shallow pantry” with doors that “go” with her others across the room.
Reality: We don’t have a raised panel bit set anything like her other cabinets profile and wouldn’t need them again for forty forevers if we spend the $100 + to get some. This project is a 6’ wide by 7’ tall by 9” deep bank with 8 doors, then a 24” wide by 30” high by 12” deep base cab with two doors and one drawer. A very welcome project, but not a large or lucrative one.
Solution: We made the four outer frames with fj white pine (paint grade, remember) with mitered corners, a roundover with top ledge on both sides and finally the bottom rabbet to the inside. We used 3/4” MDF for the center panel that we TS cut a 45 degree bevel 1/2” deep, then stood it up on its end to TS cut the male end of the rabbet (and some “reveal”) for the lower edge. Like this:
I guess my point is that when you make do with what you have, it’s good as long as the finished product makes the customer happy. We aim to do just that.
They get installed, trimmed and finish painted in alkyd (oil) tomorrow (Friday). I’ll follow up with pics of the final product (with a real camera… these were all made with my cell-phone today).
-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia