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Offline jeep jake

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building cabinets
« on: December 24, 2012, 02:49 AM »
Can anyone recommend a article or book on building cabinets. I picked up a small side job and part of it includes 5 wall mount cabinets, nothing fancy. The owner requested sold plywood, and maple veneer.

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Offline jeep jake

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Re: building cabinets
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2012, 03:00 AM »
I was thinking frameless.

Offline Timtool

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Re: building cabinets
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2012, 04:16 AM »
Timelife series "the art of woodworking" i believe there are 25 books, i don't know what anybody else thinks about them but i find these to be a mine of information even though they are not in metric.
Theres one about kitchens, i think you need that one.
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Offline Frank Pellow

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Re: building cabinets
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2012, 07:31 AM »
I really like the books written by the late Danny Proulx and have made a few cabinets based upon plans in his books.  For the job you have in mind, I suggest looking at the three books:

- Buiilding Cabinet Doors and Drawers

- Building Frameless Kitchen Cabinets

- The Pocket Hole Drilling Jig Project Book

They are carried by both Lee Valley and Amazon.
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Offline Blackberry

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Re: building cabinets
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2012, 04:21 PM »

Building Kitchen Cabinets by Udo Schmidt  - Tauton Press

Furniture & Cabinet Construction by Andy Rae - Tauton Press

Both are good books.

Offline John Stevens

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Re: building cabinets
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2012, 11:19 PM »
A big +1 on Proulx.  Haven't read Schmidt's book.  Own Rae's book, not impressed, just my $0.02.  Some like chocolate, some vanilla.

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Offline Sparktrician

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Re: building cabinets
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2012, 01:56 AM »

Building Kitchen Cabinets by Udo Schmidt  - Tauton Press

Furniture & Cabinet Construction by Andy Rae - Tauton Press

Both are good books.

+1 on both.  I also found Illustrated Cabinetmaking by Bill Hylton to be quite helpful and illustrative. 

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Offline Kev

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Re: building cabinets
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2012, 02:29 AM »

Offline RonMiller

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Re: building cabinets
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2012, 09:50 AM »
The above books are all helpful but I've found over time that I turn to Robert Lang's book, "The Complete Kitchen Cabinetmaker" more and more.
Ron

Offline jacko9

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Re: building cabinets
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2012, 01:46 PM »

Building Kitchen Cabinets by Udo Schmidt  - Tauton Press

Furniture & Cabinet Construction by Andy Rae - Tauton Press

Both are good books.

I agree, most Tauton Press books and magazines are helpful.

Jack

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: building cabinets
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2012, 08:01 PM »

Offline jeep jake

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Re: building cabinets
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2012, 05:23 PM »
How are you guys joining your cases? I was going to Rabbit everything, and join it with glue and nails. I was thinking about useing A1 3/4 plywood. Mounting them with cleats, using venear edgebanding, to cover the core. Also I was going to just use a sheet of plywood for the face with edgebanding, no frame at all. What do you guys think do you think it would be a quailty product. Do you think there would be any movement? I've been a carpenter for the last decade, just never had a opportunity to build cabinets. Also I was going to use the surfix oil kit for the the finish, probally the one step?

Offline Brice Burrell

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Re: building cabinets
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2012, 07:21 PM »
How are you guys joining your cases? I was going to Rabbit everything, and join it with glue and nails. I was thinking about useing A1 3/4 plywood. Mounting them with cleats, using venear edgebanding, to cover the core. Also I was going to just use a sheet of plywood for the face with edgebanding, no frame at all. What do you guys think do you think it would be a quailty product. Do you think there would be any movement? I've been a carpenter for the last decade, just never had a opportunity to build cabinets. Also I was going to use the surfix oil kit for the the finish, probally the one step?

Save yourself a lot of trouble and get prefinished plywood.
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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: building cabinets
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2012, 07:39 PM »
How are you guys joining your cases? I was going to Rabbit everything, and join it with glue and nails. I was thinking about useing A1 3/4 plywood. Mounting them with cleats, using venear edgebanding, to cover the core. Also I was going to just use a sheet of plywood for the face with edgebanding, no frame at all. What do you guys think do you think it would be a quailty product. Do you think there would be any movement? I've been a carpenter for the last decade, just never had a opportunity to build cabinets. Also I was going to use the surfix oil kit for the the finish, probally the one step?

Save yourself a lot of trouble and get prefinished plywood.

But then he doesn't get to buy a new toy. Unless of course he wants to use Dominos for the joinery and has to purchase one.

(by the way, maple pre finished is the way to go on your first attempt)

Tom.

Offline jeep jake

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Re: building cabinets
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2012, 11:10 PM »
I am not to worried about the finish I have uses the surfix oil kit on a couple 100 square feet worth of shelving I have never done maple only cherry but I doubt it will be much different if it is let me know. All the per finished maple I have seen has a really high gloss finish and it's not my thing.

Offline jeep jake

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Re: building cabinets
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2012, 11:12 PM »
I don't own a domino that's why I was going to do rabbits

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: building cabinets
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2012, 11:48 PM »
Look at the Summerfield bits. You can find them through the link in my previous post. The T&G assembly is pretty slick.

Tom

Offline Brice Burrell

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Re: building cabinets
« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2012, 09:29 AM »
I am not to worried about the finish I have uses the surfix oil kit on a couple 100 square feet worth of shelving I have never done maple only cherry but I doubt it will be much different if it is let me know. All the per finished maple I have seen has a really high gloss finish and it's not my thing.

You can get prefinished plywood in any sheen you want. 


I don't own a domino that's why I was going to do rabbits

Another option is to just screw the boxes together. 
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Offline Scott1733

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Re: building cabinets
« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2012, 10:30 AM »
Kreg jigs make building boxes really easy, check them out.

Offline Jim Kirkpatrick

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Re: building cabinets
« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2012, 07:22 PM »
Look no further for books. "Building Traditional Kitchen Cabinets" by Jim Tolpin was my bible for building mine.  I accumulated over 100 woodworking books over time and gave every single book away when I was done  This was the only one I kept.  Its a great reference I continually go back to time and time again.

http://www.amazon.com/Building-Traditional-Kitchen-Cabinets-Tolpin/dp/1561587974/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1356653735&sr=8-1&keywords=building+traditional+kitchen+cabinets