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Thin Cabinets

Postby Damon Nabors » Sat, Jan 12 2008, 9:32PM

I have a contractor that I am building a set of cabinets and the home owners are involved :? , The contractor had a sheet rock Island Wall up that my cabinets had to go up against. The home owner did not like the wall and wanted to know if I could build something simple that matched the cabinets better than the sheet rock wall. They wanted something for $2k or less. This is what I came up with. It is two cabinets 4.5" wide and the depth is the length of each wall. Blind Dado construction, I placed a filler flush with the opening of the front cabinet to seal it off, then made a pie piece that makes sure they keep the proper angle. The for the face of the wall I made a puzzle joint face frame with a sheet of 1/2" plywood and then used an applied molding with some corbles. Cut it out on the router in maybe an hour total, took it to the finish room, delivered the next day in one piece (very heavy, and no driveway in yet, so we had to haul it through the mud :D ). The next door neighbor seen it and wants one for her house. Pretty quick money and was simple treating the walls as if they are cabinets.

Sorry for the Water spots on the picture, it was a very rainy day that day.
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Re: Thin Cabinets

Postby DanEpps » Sun, Jan 13 2008, 9:20AM

Very good solution Damon! That gives the homeowner what they wanted without breaking the bank.

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Postby Lamar Horton » Sun, Jan 13 2008, 9:38AM

Looks great Damon. I have a kitchen in the shop like yours and was wondering what to do about the knee wall.

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Postby Damon Nabors » Sun, Jan 13 2008, 11:30AM

lamar, I cut some access holes in the center stretchers running on the interior of the cabinet to run the wiring through. The nice thing about doing it this way, the walls are nice and straight and flat unlike using 2x4's. Those little pie pieces look strange but I used tightbond II and pocket screwed to each cabinet (used four of them) to pull the two cabinets nice and tight and got that inside joint nice and tight and this thing was pullet proof. I was afraid the seems would crack open when carrying it into the house, but it stayed together. The floor tile had already been laid around the old wall so we had to make sure it fit in the old tile cut out. I enjoyed how fast it came together. I have done quite a few of these before but never with the router. Using the blind dado's everything was nice and square and lined up perfectly.

Hey Dan, would this cabinet be considered framed or framless????? :joker:

This was also our first job on the router after we got it. I need to find the pictures after it was completed. Turned out ok for what the budget was.
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Postby DanEpps » Sun, Jan 13 2008, 2:10PM

Damon Nabors wrote:Hey Dan, would this cabinet be considered framed or framless?????


Good question...how about "cabinetless"?

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Re: Thin Cabinets

Postby Mark Taylor » Sun, Jan 13 2008, 8:22PM

Way to go Damon...finally a functional use for those puzzle joint face frames!

Looks very nice!
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Postby Damon Nabors » Sun, Jan 13 2008, 10:05PM

I could see making wainscotting on the wall with plywood using the puzzle joint and an applied molding, put down the base board and top it off with a cap molding and viola, your done. Especially on paint grade material. The thing I enjoyed most, I didn't have to worry about making sure everything was square. With a little fine tuning you can do alot with that joint.
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