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Forum topic by bayouman posted 09-08-2008 11:55 PM 1020 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-08-2008 11:55 PM

Hey folks, need some help here. Had a neighbor approach me about helping him build some kitchen cabinets. He just added on to his kitchen and wants to replace his old cabinets and add new in the addition. He wants to do the cabinet faces and doors with knotty or clear pine. Any thoughts about doing this where the pine would be stable and what would be the best finishes to use. We live in an area in Michigan where we get extremes in humidity. Summers can be extremely humid and winters can turn the inside of your head to dust, especially with the house shut up and the heat blasting away. Thanks.

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#1 posted 09-09-2008 01:34 AM

I made a couple cabinets for our kitchen using pine and haven’t noticed any issues. nothing exciting on the finish, just stain and poly.

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#2 posted 09-09-2008 01:49 AM

When I had my cabinet shop we made a lot of cabinets for log homes out of pine and never had any problems. I even made doors out of pine 1×6 tongue and groove and they worked out great. I will post a picture of them on my project page.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#3 posted 09-09-2008 06:12 PM

The only advice I can think to give would be to make sure you leave enough play between the door panel and the style and rail frame so if the panel expands it won’t blow out the corner.

-- Doing it for a living, ruins a good hobby!

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