Cabinet Building

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Planning Your Cabinet Buildingcabinets

There are many things to consider when cabinet building.  The more time you spend on the planning of your cabinets, the more apt you are to be happy with the end result.

Keep in mind, there are no two kitchens the same when custom building your personalized kitchen in the woodworking field.

Some Of The Things To Consider When Cabinet Building

  • The layout of your kitchen to best suit your needs.
  • The style of cabinets (frame type or frame-less type)
  • The type of wood to use (oak, maple, alder, pine, white thermoplastic, etc)
  • The colour of the cabinets. ( stain colours)
  • The hardware you want (door pulls, drawer pulls etc)
  • Any special features in and out of the cabinets.
  • The type of countertops (laminate, granite, Corian etc)
  • Different door and drawer front styles

As you can see there is some preparations to building cabinets for your dream kitchen as a woodworking project.

Face Frame Versus Frame-less Cabinets In Cabinet BuildingBuild kitchen cabinets

The face frame cabinetmaking has been a popular style in North America for years.

The cabinet box often made with plywood or veneers, had a hardwood front frame applied on the North American Cabinet.

The frameless style (sometimes referred to as the 32mm system) is a simple box without a wood face frame.

Many shops use a combination of both methods by attaching a fame frame to a European style cabinet box to retain the “North American” appearance.

Frame type cabinets have a 1/2 inch spacing between the doors and drawer fronts where the frame-less have 1/8 inch spacing. Two different looks.

Regardless of your choice, you will be happy with them.

The Construction Of Cabinet Building

The actual construction of the cabinets may not be necessary for you to know if you are having a cabinet shop build them for you.

If you feel you would like to learn a bit on the area just to better your woodworking skills, there are many sites on the internet that do a great job of explaining this.Building cabinets_cabinets

One site on the frame-less cabinet is ( )

You may want to check it out.

The Staining And Finishing

This is an area I would not recommend to you unless you have experience in the field. This should be left to the pros.

Installing The Cabinets

Things are getting very exciting at this point. The installer will have drawn up a layout plan in which he will proceed to fallow as he proceeds to install the cabinets. Once in place, the top trim ( crown moulds) can be installed along with any other trim. ( light valence )

The counters should be the next step to take place. Usually, these are shop build and brought on site to be installed.

The sink can now be cut in and installed. Most built-in appliances can be installed.

The Final StepsimagesL2GPZDFF

  • Install the backsplash ( tiles etc )
  • Clean out the cabinets
  • Put the dishes in the cabinets
  • Stand back and admire


Enjoy your new kitchen as a woodworking experience.



Omer Charest

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