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How To Make A Tambour Door

May 2nd, 2011 No comments

There are many pre-made tambour products that can save you the time of making a tambour door from scratch. You can even purchase them pre-finished in a limited selection of solid colors and stained finishes.

Now, I believe that the quality of making your own may be better than purchasing one from a factory. One of the great benefits to building your own is you get to hand select the wood pieces to match the other materials you are working with.
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Cutting a Mortise and Tenon Joint Video Tutorials

April 7th, 2011 No comments

Handmade Mortise And Tenon Jont TutorialBelow you will find professional tutorials on how to cut a mortise and tenon. These strong wood joints can be made with power tools or with hand tools. There is a video for each method below. This is one of the most difficult wood joints to make because of the level of accuracy that is required for making a mortise and tenon joint in hardwood.

When finished, the two pieces of wood must be perfectly milled. A digital micrometer would be the best choice for measuring accuracy of the hardwood component parts.

Ideally, the joint is loose enough that it can be inserted by hand, but tight enough that the tenon stays in there on its own. If the fit is the correct size, then you can shake the dry-fit pieces around and they won’t fall apart.
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How To Build A Formica Laminate Bookcase

March 12th, 2011 No comments
Formica Bookshef Fabrication

Making a bookcase from scratch can be fun. The materials you use will determine how you build the unit. This tutorial will teach you how to make a Formica shelf cabinet for storing books. The book storage cabinet design I am referring to in this article will not have doors on it.

I would suggest that you fabricate your open shelf cupboard using plywood unless you want to go with a cheaper material.

Make a drawing of the bookcase that you will be building. Using it as a guide, create a cut list of all the parts you will need.

All of the parts can be calculated for butt joint assembly. The parts can be stapled and screwed together. It is important that you have a back on your bookcase. This is what gives the freestanding unit the most rigidity.
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Veterinarian Office Waiting Area Cabinet and Counter Ideas

February 22nd, 2011 No comments

Veterinarian Office Reception Area Cabinet and Counter Ideas

Several years ago our company was hired by a veterinarian. They were opening a new office and we got the contract to build the cabinets. The photo displays the reception/waiting area of Dr. Ninas Animal Clinic. The Sarasota veterinarian created an excellent design for us to work with. Every detail of this cabinet arrangement was well thought out to achieve a specific purpose.
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Flat Screen TV Fireplace Cabinet Fabrication

February 17th, 2011 1 comment

A flat screen plasma television (TV) that looks like a fireplace caught my attention as I was looking through videos on Youtube. The couple who created this built-in cabinet for their high-in home was featured on the HGTV rate my space website. The project was later featured in their magazine as well.

Fire Place TV Cabinet

The media wall they designed was created to make the TV area look like a real fireplace. Although there is not a hearth, there is a beautiful custom made mantel that enhances the illusion of having a fireplace.
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