I’m ready to complete the base cabinet. It’s presenting a clamping/glue-up challenge so if anyone has a suggestion please share it.
The base cabinet is a PITA as there’s no reference surface that’s square, level, or plumb: sink, cabinets above, everything is skewed so I’ve struggled to strike a balance between practicality and appearance.
As explained w/photo in post #61 above, I’ve made a new face frame and extensions to the case sides to deepen the cabinet. The face frame is square and because the cabinet is not square, level, or plumb I’m trying to fudge it a little, bit am still getting some misalignment on the right case side/right faceframe stile connection. I won’t be able to trim or scribe the face frame to the case side on the right due to the already narrow right stile. Not sure how to conceal this defect.
Back to the clamping challenge:
I’ve used #20 biscuits for the edge joint on the case side extensions: on the left is an edge joint between 3/4” plywood and 1” poplar. Because of how close the sink cabinet is to the case side I can’t access the outside of the cabinet. Is there a good way to clamp this joint during glue up? Although I’ve hardly ever done any pocket hole stuff, I may have a little wood jig somewhere or can make one to shoot in a few pocket hole screws on the edge joint?
Or, drill 3 or 4 pilot holes on the original case side, several inches apart, parallel to - and a few inches back from - the joint, and shoot some long screws through the side of the existing case so half the screw length stands proud of the cabinet on either side, then use those as ‘posts’ for bar clamps to grab and pull the edge joint tight.
Oh yeah, regarding the face frame, best way to attach it to the case? Nail gun? Biscuits?
Last edited by Lovegasoline; 05-23-2018 at 05:02 PM.