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post #21 of 25 Old 11-16-2012, 09:17 AM
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When I build Euro kitchens I usually use a veneered MDF. But if I were to use melamine I would do it the same way. I use dowels to assemble the cabinets and they end up a lot stronger than you would suspect.

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post #22 of 25 Old 11-16-2012, 09:42 AM
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I think I am gonna try building a small cabinet like for my bottle of JD or something then work my way up to larger stuff
Are you referring to the cabinets or the bottle?

I see a lot of great ideas here..... stuff that I have been doing recently. The books by Danny Proulx (Build Your Own Kitchen Cabinets, Cabinet Doors And Drawers etc....) have been a great source for me. Also, I found myself hitting all of the home centers, not just for tools, but to see how the different manufacturers did it.
Some things I've learned..... Invest in good quality toys.... I mean tools. It makes the job a lot easier, and you quality of work also improves. Good quality does not necessarily mean most expensive, but check out what other people on this forum are using, and use that as your guide. Also, buy your hardwood and plywood at a wood supplier, not a BORG of any color. If you have to purchase it there, scrutinize every piece for quality and straightness. Hopefully, some my tips will help you avoid some of the mistakes I made at first.....
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Where in DC are you and where are you intending to move to?

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I live on Bolling AFB. It looks like we will be moving to West Texas or Oklahoma for my next assignment and in those places I can afford a house but here is too expensive.
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Are you building them before you move? There may be wood movement from the change in environment if you build them in DC and cart them off to Texas. I've not built cabinets, though, so perhaps they will be naturally resistant to this due to their nature of being built to withstand the fluctuations of a kitchen.
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I will building them once we get there but I thought if I get practice now and maybe set up the jigs, it may cut time off the build once I get there. Now if we move somewhere with nice cabinets already I will have wasted time. What am I saying there is no such thing as wasted time in the shop as long as it is not your living.
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