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Old 12-07-2009, 02:28 PM   #1
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Pull Out Shelves - Fastening info


Hi all. I found this site today and was hoping you all could help me. I am going to build pull out shelves for the kitchen cabinets and have a few questions.
  1. What fastener should I use? 18ga Crown Stapler or 18ga Brad Nailer?
  2. For either CS or BN, what size staples or nails should I use? (Most likely will use 5/8" plywood)
  3. Should I use plywood or mdf? My local HD lumber guy said MDF could swell if it gets wet from a bottle breaking or oil stain or something. I am either going to polyurethyne or paint the pull outs.
  4. For cutting is a 60 tooth 10" table saw blade good enough or should I get the 80?
  5. Is there really a different between the skil $20 60 tooth blade and the freud $50 60 tooth blade?
Thanks so much for your help!!

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Old 12-07-2009, 03:12 PM   #2
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WELCOME TO THE FORUM

If they are "pull out" what are you going to fasten?







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Well I am building them so I will have to fasten the wood sides together.
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Well I am building them so I will have to fasten the wood sides together.

You might benefit by going to the sister forum to this one:
http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/
There are many threads already posted on how to build cabinets from scratch. If after reading those, you still have questions, there are many knowledgeable members there to help.






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Sorry I didnt realize this was the wrong forum for those questions. I see people talking about these types of questions in other posts. hmmm....
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Not the wrong forum at all
The other one is ALL woodworking, so will be more people geared to just woodworking
Where this site has all sorts of things
That doesn't mean that someone here might not be able to help you
You can always post on both forums & wait & see who responds
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1. I use the crown stapler on the backs of cabinets only.
2. If it is stain grade I will use the brad gun.
3. If it is stain I would use Oak and up. If it is paint grade I use Birch.
MDF, well to tell you the truth I hate it lol.
5. I buy the best blade. Better the tool the better the job.
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Are you going to be putting these into existing cabinets?

From one newbie to another learn from my mistakes. I know I made a bunch, starting with, yeah I know, the wrong stain. I went with what I had as I still have hope for new cabinets in a couple of years.

I also went with side drawer slides since I picked them up for a buck a pair at a thrift shop. They were a bugger to install for several reasons (hint: try getting a 12 inch tall power drill in a 10 1/2 inch space). If you are purchasing your hardware retail new I would suggest doing some research on which is easiest to install in existing cabinets (I'm thinking bottom slides?)

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