Cabinet Making

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  • Wall Unit Plans

    DIY modular wall units are an ideal way to make the most of valuable wall space. Any number of these two wood projects may be combined to take advantage of any floor plan to increase storage and the beauty of your home. Download this DIY custom storage unit project plan today. Each units measure 78

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  • Scribe on a Face Frame

    Scribe on a Face Frame

    If two face frame cabinets will be installed side by side or, if the end of the cabinet will be against a wall, it’s important that you leave an overhang on the face frame, called a scribe. This easy to do approach will allow the face frames to close seamlessly against each other, and allow

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  • Finished Ends on Melamine Cabinets

    Finished Ends on Melamine Cabinets

    There are a lot of benefits to using melamine for cabinet cases. One downside with building melamine cabinets is that you end up with an unfinished melamine face on the end of the cabinet. The solution is gluing a finished face to the melamine face but, since glue doesn’t stick to melamine, there are tricks

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  • Using Woodworking Software for Project Layout

    Using Woodworking Software for Project Layout

    When you use sheet goods in your shop how do you make sure you’re getting the most you can out of each sheet? It’s relatively easy on small projects, but when you do a large project that uses a lot of sheets, you can burn up a lot of unnecessary material if you haven’t done

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  • Gluing A Face Frame to a Case

    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

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  • Cutting and Installing Glass Door Retainers

    Cutting and Installing Glass Door Retainers

    When building glass doors on your woodworking projects, you’ll need to create wooden retainers that will keep the glass secure. You can make these simple glass door retainers using a square block and a fine-toothed Japanese pull saw.

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    SketchUp for Woodworkers Guide: My Journey Learning SketchUp

    Most of the woodworking that I do is custom, requiring original design, or at minimum a bit of modification of an existing concept.  Prior to learning SketchUp, I had developed my designs over the years using pencil and paper, as well as a couple of general purpose computer applications that were not specifically intended for

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  • Half-Lap Glass Panel Door

    Half-Lap Glass Panel Door

    Now that you’ve got the technique down for creating half lap joinery, try your hand at using half lap joints to create the frame for a glass panel door or mirror. You can make beautiful, flush corners with a dado head cutter on your table saw. Related Videos: Half-Lap Joint: Tenon Jig Half-Lap Joint: Dado

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  • Using Clamps to Square a Cabinet

    How to Make Your Cabinet Square with Clamps

    As you learn how to build cabinets, one essential rule to remember is that all of the components have to align so that you make the cabinet square. If a cabinet assembly is out of square, doors and shelves won’t fit properly. After you’ve applied the glue and clamped the components, there’s no need to

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  • Trim Edge Banding

    How to Trim Edge Banding Using a Hand Saw

    Often you want to add banding around the outside of a piece to give it a finished look. Think a desktop, like the one shown in this video, a tabletop, cabinets, or even some decorative drawers and doors. Especially when you use a different type of wood for the banding than you’ve used for the

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  1. jan.berrios2010

    Can someone help me determine the best material to use to make a stone top kitchen cart? I am not sure if I will be painting it white to match my cabinets or staining it dark to contrast, but I want to make sure that I use the right material that will hold up to being rolled around and the 30-40 lb granite slab I will be topping it with. I am a relatively new woodworker and this will be the biggest/most finished project I have undertaken. Thanks!

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Jan. Any common cabinetmaking material will hold up fine with a 40 pound weight on top of it. Plywood, solid wood, MDF would all be good options.
      Thanks
      Paul-WWGOA

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