Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Carpentry

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-10-2013, 11:42 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Tyler Texas
Posts: 596
Share |
Default

First attempt at kitchen cabinet


Here is my first attempt at a kitchen cabinet. This will be the sink base, all it is missing is doors. What do you think? Any suggestions or tips?

Please do not answer just to be rude, constructive criticism is one thing but please do not just get on here to tell me it looks like crap.
Attached Images
 

TrailerParadise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 11:45 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Tyler Texas
Posts: 596
Default

First attempt at kitchen cabinet


It is made from 3/4" oak plywood, the face frame is whitewood 1x2's with a 1x3 in the middle. I wanted poplar or oak or something but Lowes only carries whitewood in precut 1x2's. I put it together with a Kreg Jig and many pocket screws and gorilla wood glue. Base is oak 2x4's. The doors will be made of 1x3's (whitewood) and 1/2" oak plywood.

TrailerParadise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 01:09 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 7
Default

First attempt at kitchen cabinet


Looks very good! I don't see how anyone could criticize you on it at all! Now only 8+ or so more to build!
maranello055 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 01:26 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Tyler Texas
Posts: 596
Default

First attempt at kitchen cabinet


Thanks! Only eight more plus the bathroom vanity
TrailerParadise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 01:32 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 26,219
Default

First attempt at kitchen cabinet


Two late now but they do stock red oak in the trim area.
I've just been ordering my doors on line.
joecaption is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 01:48 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Tyler Texas
Posts: 596
Default

First attempt at kitchen cabinet


Well when i asked about it before i made it, you guys told me not to use oak because i wanted to paint them white. So my only choice was whitewood, or drive across town to Home Depot and get poplar, if they had it in stock.
TrailerParadise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 03:14 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Tyler Texas
Posts: 596
Default

First attempt at kitchen cabinet


And i looked at doors online, but it costs $32 for a simple slab door, i wanted shaker style doors, and i can make a shaker style door for less than $10. i worked on those last night.
TrailerParadise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 03:32 PM   #8
JOATMON
 
ddawg16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: S. California
Posts: 7,011
Default

First attempt at kitchen cabinet


I'm the one who said not to paint oak....

I'm surprised that you can't get poplar at HD. Its only marginally more expensive than white pine and much stronger. But what you have looks good. It's getting painted so your going to be fine.

However, instead of using gorilla glue, just use good wood glue. I think you will find it works better for porous wood than gorilla glue...

One other thing....I would have used melamine for the bottom shelf....then you don't have issues with paint chiping off. The melamine makes a great surface for that....and that is one place the gorilla glue does work well. But, I wouldn't take it apart just for that reason. Just future reference.
__________________
"The dream is free but the hustle is sold separately."

My 2-Story Addition Build in Progress Link ... My Garage Build Link and My Jeep Build Link
ddawg16 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 03:41 PM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Tyler Texas
Posts: 596
Default

First attempt at kitchen cabinet


HD does carry poplar, but the closest HD is 40-something miles away, whereas Lowes is only 19 miles. Lowes does not carry poplar, only red oak and whitewood. I couldnt remember who told me that, sorry. I wont be painting the bottom, just the sides of the interior and the face frame. I read on here somewhere about putting wood flooring in the bottom of the cabinet and it sounds good to me, so i think im going to put the same wood inside that is on the kitchen floor. That way it will look seamless. might not work, idk, ill just have to try it and see.
TrailerParadise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 03:43 PM   #10
JOATMON
 
ddawg16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: S. California
Posts: 7,011
Default

First attempt at kitchen cabinet


Quote:
Originally Posted by TrailerParadise View Post
HD does carry poplar, but the closest HD is 40-something miles away, whereas Lowes is only 19 miles. Lowes does not carry poplar, only red oak and whitewood. I couldnt remember who told me that, sorry. I wont be painting the bottom, just the sides of the interior and the face frame. I read on here somewhere about putting wood flooring in the bottom of the cabinet and it sounds good to me, so i think im going to put the same wood inside that is on the kitchen floor. That way it will look seamless. might not work, idk, ill just have to try it and see.
Sounds like a plan to me.....we expect pictures when done.
__________________
"The dream is free but the hustle is sold separately."

My 2-Story Addition Build in Progress Link ... My Garage Build Link and My Jeep Build Link
ddawg16 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 03:50 PM   #11
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Tyler Texas
Posts: 596
Default

First attempt at kitchen cabinet


Definitely but ill be posting them in my Project Showcase thread. I wont be making seperate threads for the whole thing, i just wanted to get opinions on the construction of this first cabinet.
TrailerParadise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 05:07 PM   #12
Roofmaster
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,530
Default

First attempt at kitchen cabinet


By whitewood you mean white pine?

Have you considered biscuits for joinery?

What you have done looks good from the one picture you posted.

Better than MDF in my opinion. That stuff is crap. Heavy Crap.
__________________
" A lot of men build things, and a lot of things fall down "

jagans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 06:55 PM   #13
JOATMON
 
ddawg16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: S. California
Posts: 7,011
Default

First attempt at kitchen cabinet


Quote:
Originally Posted by jagans View Post
By whitewood you mean white pine?

Have you considered biscuits for joinery?

What you have done looks good from the one picture you posted.

Better than MDF in my opinion. That stuff is crap. Heavy Crap.
I love biscuits....I've used the crap out of my biscuit cutter (time to get the blade sharpened). But, even using the smallest biscuits (00 I think), it's hard to get them to work on face frames....but I use them on the bottom shelf when the outside is going to be exposed. If not exposed, I use screws.

Here is an example of one of the cabinets I made....this is out of soft maple (which is not so soft)

__________________
"The dream is free but the hustle is sold separately."

My 2-Story Addition Build in Progress Link ... My Garage Build Link and My Jeep Build Link

Last edited by ddawg16; 01-10-2013 at 06:58 PM.
ddawg16 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 07:17 PM   #14
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,415
Default

First attempt at kitchen cabinet


White wood? I wonder if that is aspen---

I like what I see here --doors can take some learning---good luck, I look forward to seeing the doors---
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 10:48 PM   #15
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: zentral Iowa
Posts: 1,176
Default

First attempt at kitchen cabinet


Boy that looks like crap!

Just kidding.

I understand you want to paint. Hopefully you can get that out of your system some day.

Don't use oak plywood, use 3/4" bcx for everything and 1/2 for the backs. Put some tops on them.

Don't use 2x4's for the base. Just use 22 1/2" x 34 sides with a 4x4 toekick cut out.

Don't use a 1x3 for the middle of the facing. Use 2" wide everywhere, also for your doors.

Don't use 1/2" plywood for your doors, use 1/4".

Paint the inside of your cabinets. Poly the face frames and doors.

cleveman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Access through kitchen cabinet to pipes taylorroad Carpentry 4 09-01-2012 06:09 AM
Kitchen cabinet conundrum allbymyself Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 18 01-24-2011 11:11 PM
outlet in kitchen cabinet timchi29 Electrical 2 01-03-2011 08:25 PM
kitchen cabinet mircrowave range marin001 Building & Construction 1 12-10-2010 05:32 PM
Kitchen sink not centered. gmhut Plumbing 5 06-01-2010 11:44 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.