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Old 12-17-2010, 09:37 PM
Mike Goetzke Mike Goetzke is offline
 
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Finally got to the point of hanging some of our kitchen upper cabinets. I have all the base components milled and ready to finish and assemble next. I used my EZ-One converted from a PBB to cut all the panels. I did use my TS for the long rip cuts but everything else is EZ.

(I'm trying to convince the wife that it's much easier to access the cabinet contents without any doors.)

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Old 12-17-2010, 10:39 PM
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Mike,

Tell her that you want an extended trial without the doors so you can see what it would be like with glass doors. Of course it would be a waste of time and energy to do anything toward making the doors until that decision is firm.

That kitchen is looking good. Those raised panel ends always dress up the cabinets.

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Old 02-19-2011, 07:01 PM
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Still making progress - only island cabinets left, then doors/drawers:







The large storage cabinet was installed today. I will dress it up with frame/panel on the exposed side. This is a 4'x8' cabinet. It was a challenge to get in the house and put in place. I used the EZ for all my boxes. I also used dados and rabbet construction. This HUGE cabinet was within 1/32" on the diagonals. The worse I had was 3/32" off on the double oven cabinet next to it but that's partially because it doesn't have a full back. The project is still fun and the wife is even getting excited now that some of the appliances are installed.


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Old 02-19-2011, 07:09 PM
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Mike the cabinets look good. you should have a real nice kitchen.
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:45 PM
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Looking good. Be sure to let us know how convincing the wife to do without doors goes

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Old 02-19-2011, 08:02 PM
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Looking good. Be sure to let us know how convincing the wife to do without doors goes

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Ha - I told her that a while back. Guess what her answer was???

None of the drawers or doors are started yet. I'm trying to think of ways to mill the parts efficiently. Maybe I'll gain enough confidence to do them on the EZ instead of may router table.

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Old 02-19-2011, 08:38 PM
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Ha - I told her that a while back. Guess what her answer was???

None of the drawers or doors are started yet. I'm trying to think of ways to mill the parts efficiently. Maybe I'll gain enough confidence to do them on the EZ instead of may router table.

Mike
Mike, call me lazy but I never have to build any doors.
You can buy them ready to install from a door company.
Pre-finished and pre-drilled.
For the money that you have to spend on the wood you can have the doors delivered to your house.

Not fun but you can do other projects.
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:59 PM
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Mike, call me lazy but I never have to build any doors.
You can buy them ready to install from a door company.
Pre-finished and pre-drilled.
For the money that you have to spend on the wood you can have the doors delivered to your house.

Not fun but you can do other projects.
I haven't found that source for doors. Do you have a web site?


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Old 02-19-2011, 09:40 PM
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Burt, I used a local door maker ( Doormaster Sayreville NJ) but you can get doors from so many suppliers.

You build cab's and you are set. maybe you better off making your own.
I was doing contracting and cabinetmaking. Only EU style cab's.
Easier to make, cleaner look and easier to clean.
All 3/4" prefinished US/Canadian Birch Ply and thermofused melamine.
No toe kicks and ready full overlay doors. Pre painted.
I wished I can start allover again. Good profits and no problems.
But ez is very demanding. I don't think I will see a day-off again.
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Old 02-20-2011, 12:25 AM
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The closest I have towards cabinet building is the assembly of some flat pack custom cabinets for our bathroom. These cabinets use the EU style of construction and hardware, which I really like.

What I am curious about is how people are drilling for hardware on the cabinet and doors; the drawer glides and hinges.

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