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  • Gluing A Face Frame to a Case
    4:28

    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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  • Using Clamps to Square a Cabinet
    3:17

    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
    2:40

    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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  • Accurately Measuring Window and Door Panels
    1:14

    George Vondriska teaches you a quick tip for accurately measuring window and door panels that are typically awkward to fit a ruler into. By using a little bit of simple math and taking readings from both sides, you can take the headache out of measuring.

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  • Half-Lap Joint: Tenon Jig
    10:14

    Attractive, strong half lap joints are really quite easy to make. In this video, you’ll learn how to make a half lap joint on your table saw with a shop-made jig and just two cuts. The Setup To make a two-cut half lap joint on the table saw, you’ll use a shop-made tenoning jig to

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  • Adding Face Frame Cabinet Trim
    6:00

    George Vondriska uses a 2″ length 23 gauge headless pinner from GREX to demonstrate the simple process for adding a face frame and decorative trim to your new cabinet or bookshelf project. The pins are so small you can hardly see them! 2″ Length 23 Guage Headless Pinner provided by Grex. For more information, visit

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  • Drawer Installation Tips
    2:06

    Mechanical drawer slides make it easy to open and close a drawer, but you’ve got to insert the drawer correctly to make sure you don’t destroy the slide and end up with bearings all over the floor. Check out these drawer installation tips. Relevant Links: DIY Drawers: Lock-Joint DIY Dresser: Attaching Drawer Fronts DIY Dresser:

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  • Cabinet Door Assembly
    7:53

    When creating a cabinet door, it is critical to keep the wood flat and square. George Vondriska provides practical tips on how to assemble door panels using a parallel jaw clamp. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video. Steel Bar Clamps provided by Jorgensen. For more information, visit www.ponytools.com

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  1. Steve

    All can say is yal stay so far ahead of me just trying stay up with yal. Sure hope this continues thanks to ya. Also would like to say to the wood working community in general. THANK TO ALL. I realize this site is here TO make money And promise have no worries with that . But I was brought up in the Blacksmithing world and was lucky enough to have had the great opportunity to work or apperintence way back in the day with some of the very very best . But that world especially back then was a very tight mouth world and had to pay pretty tough dues to get the knowledge and recently feel into the world of wood and do love it. But the wood world is a whole new world . Unbelievable craftsmanship out here and they love and bend over backwards to help every one and it is amazing . So thank you to all so very much for opening yals wonderful word to simple minded people as I. Thanks again yal have a GGRREEAATT day and a blessed evening

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  2. chcbmr

    I am in hopes this will help me make new kitchen cabinets instead of buying them. Unless of course I find someone letting go of good used cabinets. I enjoy learning things I don’t know much about!!

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