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Wanted to see how it would turn out. I might want to make kitchen cabinets one day and needed to see if I could. Plus, our utility sink in the laundry room had seen better days, so why not?

I'm hoping to finish it soon, so I thought I'd post some progress pics.

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Just need to prime the case, attach the back, the paint and glaze.
 

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Thanks everyone. I'm still having trouble in the painting department. I just got me a HVLP gun and am trying to figure this out. I am spraying primer, checked the viscosity with the drip cup, but it still comes out somewhat lumpy. I think ithe spray nozzle I'm using is too big. Going to try the smallest size, but short of that, any idea what I could be doing wrong?

FYI: I am using Sherwin Williams Latex primer, added floetrol about 4:1 and then thinned with water until the drip cup drops to about 12 seconds or so.
 

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Very sharp - did you build the doors yourself or buy them? I'm doing doors now and am curious how others are tackling that subject.
 

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I built the doors. I bought a nice set of router bits:

http://www.amanatool.com/routerbits/architectural-cabinet-doors.html

It was a hefty investment, but I plan to build out a custom kitchen in the next year or so, they should pay for themselves. The panel making bit, to be completely honest, scares the crap out of me, but does a beautiful job.

Even though I trim off most of the waste on my table saw, there's something about 3 to 4 inches of spinning death that gets the heart rate up!

But I just saw a similar cabinet, stock, selling for triple what I paid at Lowe's. And they have particle board. So, if you have the tools, DIY is the way to go.

Note, that for the panel bit, you will need a powerful router. I have the 3+ hp one from porter cable, and if you get too greedy, it slows down. Make sure you are able to reduce the rpms.

Good luck, its a good project and a great investment!
 

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Arlaghan said:
I built the doors. I bought a nice set of router bits:

http://www.amanatool.com/routerbits/architectural-cabinet-doors.html

It was a hefty investment, but I plan to build out a custom kitchen in the next year or so, they should pay for themselves. The panel making bit, to be completely honest, scares the crap out of me, but does a beautiful job.

Even though I trim off most of the waste on my table saw, there's something about 3 to 4 inches of spinning death that gets the heart rate up!

But I just saw a similar cabinet, stock, selling for triple what I paid at Lowe's. And they have particle board. So, if you have the tools, DIY is the way to go.

Note, that for the panel bit, you will need a powerful router. I have the 3+ hp one from porter cable, and if you get too greedy, it slows down. Make sure you are able to reduce the rpms.

Good luck, its a good project and a great investment!
Excellent advise.

Al

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I built the doors. I bought a nice set of router bits:

http://www.amanatool.com/routerbits/architectural-cabinet-doors.html

It was a hefty investment, but I plan to build out a custom kitchen in the next year or so, they should pay for themselves. The panel making bit, to be completely honest, scares the crap out of me, but does a beautiful job.

Even though I trim off most of the waste on my table saw, there's something about 3 to 4 inches of spinning death that gets the heart rate up!

But I just saw a similar cabinet, stock, selling for triple what I paid at Lowe's. And they have particle board. So, if you have the tools, DIY is the way to go.

Note, that for the panel bit, you will need a powerful router. I have the 3+ hp one from porter cable, and if you get too greedy, it slows down. Make sure you are able to reduce the rpms.

Good luck, its a good project and a great investment!
Amen to that - good investment, scary spinning doom though hehe. Your doors came out beautiful, well done!

I just snagged my first set of rail & stile bits for my shaper and built 8 doors. I went with beadboard center panels and they came out very sharp (I think). Doing diy built-ins all over the house is saving us an immense amount of money over time!
 

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Great design and construction. What wood did you use? It's just hard for me to identify the wood. it's very functional
and looks solid. Nice job.
 

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Great job, you are right you did get a good set of cutters, are you using a router table or running free hand? I hope a router table, a bit that size can get dangerous real quick free hand, especially with a router that powerful.

I had a 3HP shaper running some cutters that were 6 inches or better, sounded like a jet warming up, got rid of that hog. I just don't like my fingers that close to something making that kind of racket.

One question, is there a reason you made your toe kick that way? Just curious.
 

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Note, that for the panel bit, you will need a powerful router. I have the 3+ hp one from porter cable, and if you get too greedy, it slows down. Make sure you are able to reduce the rpms.
Back in the last century when I started, there were no variable speed routers...just one speed. You learn to slow down your pass, and make incremental depth passes. The panel bit should be run in your router table.






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Very nice job!
 

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Oh I definitely have a table mounted router. There is no way I'd freehand this!!!

As for the toe-kick, the future kitchen my wife wants is inspired by this picture. I would make the curve for it as well, but since that isn't something I think is hard, I left it out for this test project. Our new kitchen is going in a house we will build after selling our current home, so I'm keeping my projects short. :)

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