Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Near Cleveland, Ohio
Most home shops are not built for production work. When I build cabinets, the first step is drawing them up individually with measurements to create a cut list. When I cut up all the pieces, I always add a few extras in just in case. If you have a good dado set, shaker style cabinets are pretty easy to build. Organization is the trick in any big project. All my stationary tools are on wheels, and my shop is always a bit crowded, so I don't want to have to remake a piece that may involve 5 or 6 machining steps. Here's a few pics Fromm the last kitchen I didn't. Faceframes and drawerfronts were made from birch, starting as rough sawn lumber, panels for doors were 1/2" birch plywood dadoed to fit a 1/4" slot in the doors, boxes were 3/4" birch plywood. I sprayed them with three coats of conversion varnish for a white finish. Turned out very nice.