Entire Process of How To Adhere Formica Laminate

May 26th, 2013 No comments

Here are all of the steps:

  1. Cut the laminate about one inch oversize in both directions, length and width.
  2. Rough the surface of the cabinet or countertop that you are gluing the Formica laminate to with 40 grit sand paper.
  3. Apply contact glue to both surfaces and allow it to dry for about 15 minutes.
  4. Stick the two pieces together being careful to align them just right.
  5. Roll out the plastic laminate with a J-roller or you can use a block of wood and a hammer to apply the pressure that is needed.
  6. Apply wax or oil on the edge where the router bit will be spinning on the laminate if necessary.
  7. Route off the excess Formica.
  8. File the plastic laminate
  9. Clean the surface with lacquer thinner.

The process of gluing down Formica is the same whether you are laminating a cabinet, shelves, doors or countertops.

Important note: When applying plastic laminate to countertops, it is very important to always use flammable contact adhesive. If you use non-flammable contact glue, you risk the chance of the glue letting loose in the event you spill something very hot on the surface.

Making A Cabinet Drawer Using A Biscuit Joiner

April 9th, 2013 No comments

Most woodworkers would know how to make a cabinet drawer if they were using a Lamello biscuit joiner machine. Perhaps you just purchased one or are borrowing one form a friend. In any case follow along with this video instructional to accomplish the task like a professional.
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Categories: Working With Drawers

Preparing To Paint Cabinets-Kitchen Island Cabinet Painting Instructions

April 8th, 2013 No comments

The following video gives all the steps necessary for preparing to paint a kitchen island cabinet. The reason they decided to remodel this island is because the added ornamental posts to the corners of the unit. The professional in this video obviously knows the necessary steps to produce an excellent end product.

Transcript: How to paint a kitchen cabinet, affordable creations, by Teresa Small
Hi there. I’m Teresa Small from Panama City Beach and today I’m at Jeff and Shirley’s house, some of my favorite clients. They have this lovely island area in their kitchen and they’ve added these ornamental corners on them. This is raw wood ornamental corners and it’s going to give a really beautiful elegant look.

What I’m going to do today is prepping it. I’ll take out all of the stuff off of it, sand the wood pieces that I’ve already painted in the past, clean them back up and start to put the coats of the new color on there. When it’s all finished, it should be very uniform and very pretty.

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Categories: Cabinet Resurfacing

How To Fix A Gouge In A Formica Plastic Laminate Countertop

April 2nd, 2013 No comments

Video Transcription:
Hey everyone. This is Dustin Kampel with Kampel Enterprises Incorporated. We’re here today to show you how to fix nicks, gouges and deep scratches on your countertop.

Now, we accidentally gouged the countertop. To fix your scratch today, you’re going to need a couple of things and they are a tube of SeamFill that is color matched to your countertop, SF 99 Solvent Cleaner, a Kampel polish putty knife, a screw driver to open up the can of solvent, a little scrap piece of cardboard in order to mix the SeamFil on and a roll of paper towels for clean up. Read more…

Installation Instructions: Claridge Sliding Glass Door Display Cabinet

November 21st, 2012 No comments

Transcription: The following is the content extracted from the video below on how to install Sliding Glass door cabinet.

We’re installing a Claridge wall mounted display case with sliding glass doors. The first thing you want to do is determine the product’s location. After that, measure down two and an eighth inches from the top of the unit striking a horizontal level line.

When placing your hangers (optional: Best Screws For Installing Cabinets), make sure that you place the screws through that go through the hole on the line that you’ve made. Now hang the unit up on the hangers. Once the unit is hung on the hangers, what you will want to do is make a mark three inches in from the end and every two feet. This is for the clips. Take the unit back off the wall. Put the hanger on top of the line drilling in the middle of the clip. This will allow for adjustment on the clip whenever hanging a unit. Read more…

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