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post #21 of 22 Old 05-31-2019, 12:11 PM
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I build face frame cabinets with end panels where they are exposed. So I can use any type of through fastener and it will not show on the final product.

I use confirmat screws and through dowels for the boxes and pocket holes for the face frames.

The confirmats essentially replace clamps once the box is assembled and I am waiting for the glue to dry. Dowels offer greater racking strength than screws of any type, and through dowelling is almost as fast as screwing.

I use pocket holes to attach the face frame to the box (again those get hidden behind the end panels).

I slide the back panels into dadoes.

Cabinets gain much of their structure from the wall to which they are attached and differ in construction requirements from free-standing furniture (and islands). If I were to build an island (I have not yet done so) I would use a piece of plywood to mimic the wall that most cabinets get attached to.
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post #22 of 22 Old 06-01-2019, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by gmercer_48083 View Post
Chaosdsm, Are these screws sold at Lowes and Home Depot?
The Power Pro screws I believe you can get at both locations, the LumberLok are only at Lowes (and maybe some small hardware stores)
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