Building kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities by Steve Cory

By Steve Cory

Often the costliest a part of a upkeep is the cabinetry. store invaluable money and time by way of following the professional tips and step by step directions in Building Kitchen cupboards and toilet Vanities. discover ways to construct and set up appealing, reliable, customized cupboards that may rework your kitchen and lavatories. here is the key: cupboards and vanities are unusually effortless to construct. For a fragment of the associated fee to shop for, you'll discover ways to make specialist, top quality, strong cupboards with this seriously illustrated consultant. each one project--in a number of types: Shaker, slab, cottage--is depicted in nice aspect with easy-to-follow guideline, so even a beginner with uncomplicated instruments can construct each one part. extra improve building concepts also are explored to attract pro-level developers.

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64–65) has become very popular among woodworkers because it produces strong joints quickly. Professional cabinet shops have dedicated pocket-hole machines that produce multiple slots in an instant, but more modest jigs, like those made by Kreg, enable you to cut slots and assemble boards almost as quickly. Clamps A biscuit joiner cuts slots for inserting biscuits, which make for a strong invisible joint. Clamps are essential to cabinetry. You will use them to hold together a number of doors or drawer faces at a time as well as to make face frames and hold cabinet cases together while you fasten them.

To position one or a series of holes at the correct distance from a board’s end, you can quickly modify a drill press’s fence by placing a board of the correct width against it. Or you may choose to build an adjustable fence of your own, using a board held in place with clamps. Even a modest drill press is easy to use and ensures straight holes. A 13-in. thickness planer is modestly priced and can smooth and straighten individual boards. If you need to plane wider glued-up panels, a much more expensive planer is needed.

Sheets made with a particleboard core are often the least expensive. They weigh less than MDF but are also less strong. Plywood grades, cuts, and matching options The grades. Most plywood has one good side, which is graded with the letter A, B, or C, and a back side, which is graded with the number 1, 2, 3, or 4. So the top grade is A-1 and a middle grade board may be B-2. Typically, A-grade sheets have no knots—only tiny splits or burls; B grade has small knots and slightly visible burls and splits; and C grade has visible knots, splits, and burls.

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