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Author Topic: We Have New Kitchen Cabinets!  (Read 1131 times)
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« on: July 20, 2009, 11:00:51 AM »

Uppers that is! Grin

I finally finished the uppers on the stove top side, installed some puck lights, wired a couple of receptacles, and cleaned off the countertop of sawdust and tools.  Wink

They are not as fancy as what others have done (cody), but hey, I'm not a cabinet maker either!

Now I need to start the other side and "Git er done"!





You can see our progress on our website listed below.

Life is Good!

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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2009, 11:31:42 AM »

Life is Good!

And so is your cabinetry.  Doesn't look to me as though you need to take a backseat to anybody in the cabinet making department. 

The big thing I don't understand about cabinet making is how you guys get your joints filled so you can't see the gaps in them.  You can always still see the big gaps in mine even after I carefully fill them with sawdust & epoxy paste.
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2009, 11:37:27 AM »

Bob, those guys saw better than we do,If I don't use a joiner mine looks like a 6 year did it LOL  good luck
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2009, 12:12:15 PM »

I occasionally break out the woodworking tools (being quite allergic to sawdust doesn't make me an avid carpenter).  The trick to gaps is simple yet complex - don't leave any gaps, don't leave any glue showing, if you are using a transparent finish.  Or - use paintable latex caulk and paint.  Nothing in between will look right.  Sad but true.  My cabinet face frames in my kitchen, those that I finished, are all glued  up mortise and tenon, no fasteners.  I've made several tables, all glue up, zero fasteners, plus an arts and crafts settle, no fasteners.  I do think the new pocket screw jigs have a lot of promise, when i redo the face frame in the bus I think I will  use that, probably mahogany, maybe cherry frames and maple fields.  That is real nice when the cherry ages in.

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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2009, 12:20:13 PM »

Paul those uppers look great, the joints are tight and true, they look great and no, I don't concider myself a cabinet maker, I pile sawdust, thats all, before I can concider myself any where even close to a cabinetmaker I have a lot more to learn and a finger tip to cut off, my grandfather, who was a true cabinet maker said that a cabinetmaker can't count to ten.
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2009, 12:39:58 PM »

Paul,
I agree with everything everyone else said, but how come you put the doors up sideways?
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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2009, 03:32:45 PM »

This way you don't see any end grain unless you lay on the counter.  LOL    Jack
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2009, 03:49:16 AM »

Thanks for the compliments guys! I have very minimal tools to do the work, cut off saw, router, cordless skill saw/drill and assorted clamps and of the course the Kreg Tool, that's it! No planer or table saw, no fancy jigs or gadgets. Having the tools I don't have would have made my job much easier and better looking. I don't have any space to put them anyway! Wink

I just enjoy turning wood stock into something nice, it's been a real challenge but very rewarding. Besides, no one has volunteered to do the work for me! Roll Eyes

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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2009, 08:33:32 AM »

I'm not sure I could do as nice a job if I used my table saw.  Congrats.

I've never built a cabinet in my life and I'm not sure where to start.  I am planning to buy my doors premade when I do ever get to cabinets.  For me, the box would be the biggest issue.  The face frame should be relatively easy with my Kreg tool.
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« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2009, 11:05:11 AM »

I've never made a cabinet until I started making ours for the bus. It's really kind of fun once you get going. It's sometimes hard to transfer what you designed on paper to the wood, but once you start the juices start flowing.

I thought I would buy our doors also, but after I bought the Kreg Tool for the frames, I thought what the heck! The doors are the easiest part to make.

You can do it!

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