|Forum topic by tiksi||posted 06-21-2009 08:18 AM||6337 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
06-21-2009 08:18 AM
I’m brand new to woodworking but have started to build cabinets/closet in a knee-wall. It’s almost 24’ long and so far I have 2 questions I can’t find the answer to:
1. Should I make a pre-assembled face frame or treat the front of it like trim, and nail each piece to the wall as I go? If face frame is the best way to go – should I use pocket hole screws? dowels? biscuits? What would the advantages or disadvantages be to either method?
2. Since it is as long as 24’ (feet) how should I join the bottom and top piece of the face frame / trim? The floor is VERY uneven! (over 2 inch dips) so I’ll have to scribe that piece. Do I assemble a 24’ board before I start scribing or can I piece it together afterwards? And what type of joint would be the easiest to accomplish for someone with very limited skills…?
Thanks for any help!!