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Cutting Cabinet Making Materials

November 20th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

There are a few guidelines for cutting wood for cabinet crafting. Making your own cupboards through starting with raw materials is fun. There are a few ideas that can help you get the most out of your investment of revenue in the boards that you will be making the kitchen, wall-unit, office desk, and laundry room or vanity cabinets out of.

Here are a few professional guidelines for making your own cabinets from scratch. Using this list of things will help you get things in the correct order prior to cutting all of your cabinetry parts.

1) All of the rips of the cabinets should be made first. Figure out what the best way to get the most out of a sheet is going to be. So, if you need three rips at twenty three inches wide and two cuts at eleven and three eights wide, have a plan for how you will cut your wood to get the most out of the two sheets that you will need. During this step you should cut every rip needed for all of the cupboard parts.

2) Always make lists of the parts you will be cutting. If at all possible the increments should be listed from the largest to the smallest. Drawers, adjustable shelves, toe bases, uppers cabinetry, base cupboards and tall cabinets should all be individually thought through and the parts listed for each one. You should have several lists made in advance of all the exact sizes of the cabinet parts. This is going to take the use of a calculator, a few sheets of paper and some patience.

3) Prior to cutting the cabinet parts you should have studied your outline with the measurements and have a plan which will yield the best use of the materials. As an example, if you are working with a ninety six inch long board and you have to make a fifty inch cut, your remaining offal piece will be forty six inches long. You should search your list for the closest size to the forty six inch long piece and cut that one next.

4) Always think largest to smallest when you are assembling the cutting lists and working on actually getting the parts cut.

5) Use a marking pencil or pen as you eliminate or cut the cabinetry parts on the list scratch through them on the paper.

6) Double check everything that you cut to the increments you listed on your sheet of paper. Actually, the cabinet cutting list should be checked several times prior to cutting anything to make certain that you listed the proper dimensions for the kitchen, bathroom vanities, laundry room or office cupboards that you are fabricating.

I know that it sounds overwhelming to make a list of all the parts prior to turning on the saw, but cutting cabinet parts is a job that must be done correctly. This process of getting all of the pieces prepared off of lists sounds like an extensive process and it is, but trust me, the job will go smoother if you list everything out prior to cutting. Making kitchens or even wall units is not something that you figure out as you go along. No, you must develop a well thought-out plan for cutting all of the parts before you start working with the saws.

By making lists and double checking everything you will save money on materials and your time. By the time you start cutting the materials you should be highly confident that everything you are making will work perfectly on your cabinet project.

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