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Reasons a Shop-Vac Helps With Cabinet Work

July 3rd, 2010 No comments

It may seem like one more thing to haul around, but you need to use a shop-vac when fabricating, installing or fixing cabinets. This is a very handy power tool that will be worth the investment. The five gallon size is a good all-around size for just about anything that you will be doing on the job site. In the manufacturing plant, you will need a larger one. read Reasons a Shop-Vac Helps With Cabinet Work

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Ideas for Designing Office Cabinets

June 17th, 2010 No comments
Custom Computer Desk

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There are several ideas that I have about designing your home or business office cabinets. Designs should always have a well-thought-out plan for the computer equipment and file storage.

  • How many file drawers do you need?
  • Where will you hide all of the computer equipment wires?
  • Do you need locks on your drawers? If so, how many?
  • Do you want to have hidden magnet locks on the drawers?
  • Where will you attach the power strip?

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Is a Finish Carpenter Considered to be a Cabinet Maker?

June 2nd, 2010 1 comment
JL Woodworking Sarasota Bar Cabinetry

Custom Bar Built by JL Woodworking in Sarasota Fl.

My good friend Michael owns JL Woodworking and is a third generation finish carpenter. He does outstanding work and on several occasions I’ve hired him to install custom cabinet moldings. Although I have been a cabinet maker for many years, custom crown molding, natural wood baseboards and fancy trim get installed much faster and nicer when I let Michael handle the project. He is truly a master craftsman and I recommend his services without hesitation.

One day I began to wonder, is a finish carpenter considered to be an expert at cabinet fabrication? As I pondered the point, several things came to mind. I think you will agree that the two professions are distinctly different.

Now, please do not confuse a cabinet installer with the title of a cabinet “maker.” Finish carpenters make excellent cabinet installers and have amazing skills for building custom built-ins, but when it comes to being a cabinet maker there are tools and machines that a finish carpenter would not be familiar with. read Finish Carpenter Cabinet Maker

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Bending a Round Corner With Formica Plastic Lamiante

May 26th, 2010 1 comment

Follow these steps for gluing and bending Formica Plastic laminate around the corner of a kitchen or bathroom vanity countertop. I also discuss in this video what the correct size radius is for a countertop so that the laminate will not crack when you are gluing it onto the top’s edge.

Tools Needed:

Contact Glue
Router and bit
Belt Sander
50 Grit Sanding-belt

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Countertop Laminate Installation Tools

May 25th, 2010 No comments

The tools in this video are needed when doing countertop plastic laminate work. Prior to starting the lamination process the surface must be free from all dirt or grease build-up if you are recovering existing surfaces.

You are going to need to learn as much as possible prior to starting your countertop project. There are many tips that can be found on our website and online that will help you achieve success with your counter Formica lamination project. We have provide a few excerpts of articles at the bottom of the page to help you learn more about Formica work.

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