Cabinet Making Tips-Professional Guide
There are many styles that a cabinet can be modeled after. These professional tips will act as a guide for fabricating European cabinets. My expertise comes from twenty seven years of custom cabinet fabrication. All instructions were born from hands on experience.
The Cabinet Sides, bottoms and tops can all be built out of five eights thick particle board. Melamine is the choice material that most manufactures use. In extreme cases where high volume productions shops are saving money, they will resort to using vinyl coated boards.
European cabinet door hinges are to be mounted into holes that are drilled into the cabinetry doors. For the “do it yourself” homeowner these hinges will be attached using a number six screws which are five eights of an inch in length.
All of these tips will apply to kitchen, bathroom vanity and laundry room cabinet fabrication.
Drawer Slides come in many choices. The easiest ones to use are the white epoxy coated, self-closing drawer slides. These European slides should be attached with the same screws that your hinges are fastened onto the cupboard doors with.
Toe base parts should always be manufactured using either pine or three quarters of an inch thick plywood. This will help prevent water damage if there is every a flood. It will also protect damage occurring from regular moping.
When making your Formica bathroom cabinets or Formica kitchens if you can find screws that have square drive tips on them these will be easier to work with than using Phillips head screws. A professional cabinet maker will almost always choose a square drive screw head over a Phillips head screw.
Base cabinet top rails should be cut out of three quarters thick plywood. This will provide greater support for the countertops and also will protect against damage the possibility of damage when moving the cupboards around.
In order to make a cabinet that will last like a professionally made one, you must use a combination of glue, staples and screws when assembling the parts. If you implement these three tips for fastening things together, your cabinets should last a lifetime. These tips should serve as a good foundation to build upon. Making cabinets can be a lot of fun. Enjoy your work by building them sturdy enough to last for a couple of generations.