|Forum topic by Jackietreehorn||posted 02-18-2015 12:40 AM||702 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
02-18-2015 12:40 AM
I’ve been researching the frameless style a bit, (I’ve built both styles for garages, but never a full setup like a kitchen) and one of the concerns I’ve read is if the base cabinets for example were built using a plywood that they tend to bow etc at the front of the cabinet. Wouldn’t something like this: http://www.woodpeck.com/whitesideedgebanding.html Keep the plywood from wanting to move?
I’m wanting to build my own kitchen cabinets for the sake of practicing for when I build a house someday. The frameless appeals to me in the quickness to get it done and for the fact the current ones are frameless melamine(a very cheap version of melamine). Once I started reading about the problem of the bow (someone referred to it as potato chipping) I thought maybe because my current ones are particle board based that would be why it hasn’t happened yet? Is it a size, or a material type that causes the potato chip?
Secondly, how big is too big for a frameless cabinet? we have a sheetrocked pantry that pretty much would be better if it was made like a wardrobe type cabinet.