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Cabinet Woodworking Plans

February 9th, 2011 No comments

Every craftsman starts with a detailed print of his project to be built. The fine art of cabinet woodworking requires plans that give accurate details. Something I learned early on in my cupboard fabricating carrier is that everything that is on the blueprints must be triple checked. Many say measure twice and cut once. I say study your plans and review all of the dimensions several times before you order materials or turn on any woodworking equipment.

Making mistakes can be very costly. Never get in a hurry. There’s an old saying that goes like this: “haste makes waste.” Stick to the plans and workout all of the details to precision accuracy.¬† If you do this¬† your final product will be beautiful.
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Ideas for Building Bathroom Cabinets Over the Toilet

December 15th, 2010 No comments

You could buy a nice bathroom cabinet to go over the stool, but it most likely won’t match your existing cupboards. Over the toilet cabinets can be custom made to match what you already have. One of the problems you may encounter is that if you have special order doors on your vanities, you may have difficulty finding an exact match.

In this article, I’m going to give a few suggestions that can help you with this project.

What size should the cabinet over the toilet be?

We generally make them about thirty inches high and no deeper than eight and a half inches (8-1/2″), over all. The width can be whatever you decide. Most toilets are in the neighborhood of twenty (20″) to twenty four inches (24″) wide. Keeping in sync with the symmetry of the stool makes for a good design.
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WARNING Do Not Build Your Own Kitchen Cabinets

December 3rd, 2010 No comments

Rather than trying to build a set of custom made kitchen cabinets, consider getting cupboards from Home Depot instead. Why would I say that? Well, I’ve been fabricating kitchens for many years and unless you really know what you are doing, heed my WARNING, this is not a cakewalk of a job to undertake.

Visual Details for Building Plate Cabinet

Plate Display Cabinet

There are tricks in every trade and this industry is full of them. For instance, you are going to need to account for many things in your design. What kind of floor will you have? How thick is the flooring going to be? How big is a dishwasher opening size supposed to be? Can you align the sink dead center with the window. How big should walkways be around island base cabinets? What’s the standard height that uppers get installed? How much room is required for an over the range microwave?

The list of specifications goes on and on.

In the video below you can get an idea of the amount of space you will need and some of the tools required for making cupboards. At minimum, you are going to need all of the space that a two car garage will provide for fabricating the parts you are going to need. read Build Your Own Kitchen Cabinets

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Cabinet Woodworking Project Ideas

August 24th, 2010 No comments

While searching for cabinet woodworking plans, I came across this site that has 14,000 woodworking ideas. I contacted them directly and discovered that inside of their offer there are 160 plans for building real wood cupboards.

The system is set up so that you click on a file and it opens all of the PDF files related to that files title. This is an amazingly simple program to get your ideas from. Not just that but the details in the plans are professionally done. You can easily print the plans and because they are in a PDF file format, if you need to expand a certain area of the drawings you can do so with ease.

In addition to the custom cupboard plans the have blueprints for making:

  • Book Cases
  • Cat Houses
  • Bedroom Woodworking Ideas
  • Building Barns
  • Beds
  • Chests
  • Chairs
  • Barns
  • Doghouses
  • Doors
  • Dressers
  • Kids Woodworking Ideas and Plans
  • Many more that are too numerous to list

You must see this to believe the amount of cabinet woodworking ideas they have put inside of this amazing website package.
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Stencil Painting Cabinet Doors

July 7th, 2010 1 comment


Megan Carter, from Ask The Decorator demonstrates how to stencil paint a kitchen cupboard door or any cabinet door in the Youtube video below. There are five things you will need to complete the project.

You have two options for getting patterns. You can make them from wallpaper designs (see the second video) or print free ones from the Fashion Frog Stencils. read Stencil Painting Cabinet Doors

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