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  1. Wood Finishing
    Hi everybody, I am new to any type of staining or woodworking in general. I am to replace our kitchen cabinets, we want to stain our own unfinished cabinets because it will be the cheapest and we want to make it our own. I am having extreme difficulty. I have bought exact side panels and doors...
  2. Design & Plans
    Introduction This thread is about kitchen design concepts and ideas, NOT woodworking. If you are looking for something related to basic woodworking, stop here. I freely admit that we paid a contractor to do the installation work. For that, I apologize for posting photos of work that I did not...
  3. Trim Carpentry & Built-Ins
    Hi all, I am an amateur carpenter and have just installed my first kitchen cabinets. The build was near perfectly square before moving the cabinet into position. After moving the cabinet into position, I noticed that the bottom shelves were not fitting correctly anymore. A few of the shelves are...
  4. Wood Finishing
    I recently got a hard maple table top that I am going to build a kitchen table with. I am looking for opinions on how to correctly finish this unfinished wood. I would like to have it be as close to a natural color as possible, with maybe the slightest light brown color. I do not want it to be...
  5. General Woodworking Discussion
    For our kitchen remodel, with natural fir flooring and maple cabinets, we're adding a set of six small open shelves for dishes and cups (24" x 12" and somewhat thick, maybe 6/4 or 8/4?). I haven't done this before. Maple would be solid...but heavy? I was told Douglas fir would warp, but someone...
  6. Design & Plans
    I have not been working in the shop because I just moved, so I have been pretty busy and haven't really had a shop to work in. Well now that I am settled in, this summer I plan on making a dining table made of all walnut. I created the plan in sketchup, so it should be fairly simple to show...
  7. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hey guys. Since I do not plan on being in my current home for much more than 5 years, I've decided to shore up and reface my current kitchen cabinets. I've rebuild all drawer boxes and am about half way finished with the doors and drawer fronts. I'm looking for a good place to purchase quality...
  8. General Woodworking Discussion
    I am installing new kitchen cabinets and my wife wanted a corner cabinet installed right next to the under cabinet microwave. The issue now is that the door to the cabinet will only open 45 degrees. Does anyone know of a hinge that would extend out from the frame about 4 inches and then swing...
  9. Design & Plans
    Hi, I am looking for someone to critique my design for a kitchen island. I am fairly new to woodworking and was trying to create something that would be simple to build. I attached a zip file with the SketchUp drawing so hopefully someone can provide feedback and advice on this before i get...
  10. Project Showcase
    As part of my job I am given the task of altering cabinetry. In this project the client had a standard refrigerator that was set underneath a 12" upper cabinet that had a 12" end panel. I have no idea why the cabinet above the fridge was only 12" deep to begin with but anyway the client wanted a...
  11. Design & Plans
    Hai Everybody, Kindly let me know any software which will give me the panel cutting list for a cabinet. i also want to develop a similar software , is there a huge demand for that . What price is there in the market - only for cutting list generation feature thanks in advance Praveen
  12. Design & Plans
    Hi, Amateur here looking for any advice or suggestions. My project is building shelving for a walk-in kitchen pantry. The interior dimensions are rectangular, 6’ W X 38” D. Material: ¾" cabinet grade Birch plywood for shelves and sides / dividers. 1" x 2" Poplar for back shelf support...
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