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Cabinetmaker’s Armoire Plan

Woodworking Plan: Cabinetmaker’s Armoire This stunning armoire provides a stylish storage expansion compatible with any home. One of its unique benefits to the woodworker is that it appears to incorporate classical frame and panel design components, but in reality, the construction process has been dramatically simplified by using a clever overlay frame and carefully staged…

Master Cabinetmaker’s Bench Plan

Woodworking Plan: Master Cabinetmaker’s Bench Any woodworker who wants to take their game to the next level will want to add a top-notch work bench to their shop. This one definitely fits that bill, incorporating classic design elements of a traditional cabinetmaker’s workbench, sturdy construction, and a simple beauty that will make you proud to…

Masters Series Projects 7-Plan Set

Woodworking 7-Plan Set: Masters Series Projects Once you’ve achieved a certain skill level with woodworking and you’ve accumulated a core set of tools and a nice work space, it’s time to challenge yourself by exploring some new frontiers. This set of plans is intended to introduce some learning opportunities and add some skills to the…

Shop Improvement Projects 12-Plan Set

Woodworking 12-Plan Set: Shop Improvement Projects Most woodworkers are continuously on the lookout for ways to make their shops more productive, efficient and pleasant to work in. This collection includes a bunch of neat projects that can take your shop to a whole new level. There’s a plan for a “must have” cabinetmaker’s bench that…

Cutting Plywood for Accuracy

Want to build cabinets? If so, you’ll probably be using plywood or some other man-made sheet stock for the carcasses. Cutting plywood can be tricky. Who wants to flop those big sheets onto a table saw? It’s much easier to take the tool to the work in this case, instead of the work to a…

Making Drawer Pulls from Aluminum

Making cabinet drawers is a critical part of a project, and the final product should provide a great example of the maker’s craftsmanship. Drawer pulls are a great focal point in a project to provide a unique accent and personalize the drawer, setting it apart as a special functional piece of art. Sure, there are…

Face Frame Finishing Tips

When a face frame cabinet has been built from melamine or a similar material, you need to make sure that you don’t get stain and sealer on the melamine while you’re applying finish to the face frame. The solution is very easy. It’s all about prefinishing, but you have to take care with the finish…

Table Saw Accessory Cabinet

There are lots of things that go along with your table saw; dado inserts, arbor wrenches, measuring devices, saw blades… It’s handy to have a place near your saw to store these things, and this cabinet will take care of that. It’s designed to fit under the right side of your table saw. Overview This…

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George’s 3 Favorite Woodworking Jigs for Cabinetmaking

I’m always looking for ways to streamline my woodworking. Thrifty (read cheap) woodworker that I am my preference is to problem solve with shop-made woodworking jigs rather than commercially produced jigs. Here are my three favorite shop-made woodworking jigs for cabinetmaking: Dado Sizer For years I used the T and E method (Trial and Error)…

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How to Attach a Cabinet Face Frame to a Cabinet

One challenge woodworkers face as they learn how to build cabinets is gluing the cabinet face frame to the case. A cabinet face frame is the wood fixed to the front of a cabinet case–sometimes called a carcase, which hides the edges of the case and provides the fixing point for doors and other external…