|Forum topic by rut||posted 04-02-2012 02:25 PM||4931 views||2 times favorited||3 replies|
04-02-2012 02:25 PM
I’ve been reading books and watching videos of how to build kitchen cabs. I’ve seen two methods for building the cabinet
1. From a book: Build the base frame (a rectangled ply box), attach floor but leave 3/4” on each side of floor. Next attach cab sides atop the base and butting up against the cab floor on each side. So basically, the cab sides set on top of the cab base and don’t touch the floor.
2. From Sommerfeld Tools dvd, Build faceframe first, attach a floor support to each cab side and attach cab side to faceframe. Now install floor. This method has the cab sides on the floor. Also, the theory is that if you build the face frame square then the rest of the unit will be also (but he also uses a routed glue line everywhere that ensures alignment. I’ll be using pocket screws).
Does anyone see a benefit to either method (or a totally different one)? I’m looking for a good method that will make it as easy as possible to keep everything square (assuming I cut everything square to begin with :).
I want to minimize problems when it comes to installing drawer slides since I’ll have more drawers than doors.