• Man with a wall cabinet
    16:48

    Build a Wall Cabinet, Part 1: Build the Case

    Learning the basics of cabinetmaking will take you a long way. Use these skills to build vanities, bookcases, dressers and, of course, cabinets for your shop or kitchen. This three-part video series will provide you with the cabinetmaking tutorial you need to get started. Be sure to download the plan for detailed information on the…

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  • Man making a wooden box
    14:59

    Build a Wall Cabinet, Part 2: Face Frame

    This is part two of our three-part cabinetmaking tutorial. Be sure to download the project plan that provides dimensional details, hardware sources, and the cut list for this project. Build Sequence The sequence followed to build the cabinet is important. The cabinet carcase gets built first, and the face frame is cut to size and…

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  • Man with a wooden cabinet
    19:23

    Build a Wall Cabinet, Part 3: Door and Details

    This is the final installment of our three-part cabinetmaking tutorial. Be sure to download the project plan that provides dimensional details, hardware sources and the cut list for this project. Order of Operations Even though a cut list is provided, it’s always a good idea to look at your projects and determine the best sequence…

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  • Wooden pieces
    2:55

    Determine the Ideal Depth for Any Dado Cut

    Dadoes provide an excellent way to join cabinet sides to shelves, but in order for the joint to be strong the dado cut needs to be right. There are two common conventions for determining the depth of a dado cut, and we’ll explain them here. Why a dado? Dadoes are significantly stronger than a butt…

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  • Using Clamps to Square a Cabinet
    3:17

    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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