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Home Kitchen DIY Kitchen Cabinets

Cabinet building advice from the Family Handyman pros

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Label Your Face Frame Parts First

Dry-fit face frame parts so the best side of all the boards will be seen, avoiding stark grain color variations at joints. Label all the pieces with a pencil so the frame goes back together the same way you laid it out. The pencil marks also come in handy when you''ll know you have flat joints when the pencil marks disappear.

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Build the Cabinets, Buy the Doors

Building kitchen cabinet doors is doable but can be tricky. It sometimes requires powerful and expensive wood-shaping equipment. And if you have a bunch to build, you''ll find many door makers online (search for “buy cabinet doors”). Cabinet doors can be ordered in a variety of styles and in increments as small as 1/16 in. It''{"":[[0]],"":[[0]],"":[[0]],"":[[300,250]]}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":[[300,250],[3,3]],"":[[320,50],[300,250],[3,3]],"":[[728,90],[640,360],[3,3],[300,250]],"":[[970,250],[970,90],[728,90],[3,3],[300,250]]}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":""}''t need a lot of clamps or wood glue. A mortise-and-tenon joint may make you feel like a true craftsman, but only you will know you spent all that extra time. You can buy an entry-level pocket screw jig for less than $50, but if you plan to build several face frame projects, spend about three times that to get a top-of-the-line jig. For more on pocket screw joinery, see How to Use Pocket Screws.

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Leave Off the Back Until you Apply Finish

If you plan to finish your project before you install it, leave the back off until after you''t stick to finishes, so if you want to glue on the back, use polyurethane glue.

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Trim Some Face Frames Flush

Face frames on furniture look best when they''s still better to build the face frame a little bigger (about 1/16 in.), and trim it off with a flush trim router bit. Adjust the bit depth so the cutting edges are only slightly deeper than the face frame.

A self-piloting flush trim bit with a bottom bearing makes the joint between face frame and box almost disappear. They''{"":"","":""}''s difficult to exactly replicate previous cuts, so plan ahead and cut all your face frame parts at the same time. Gang-planing your stiles and rails will save time and ensure all the parts are exactly the same width and thickness. Gang-sand board edges by clamping them together. That not only speeds up sanding but also keeps you from rounding over edges. And always make more parts than you need. Having extra allows you to choose the best boards.

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Leave the End Stile Off to Scribe

Leave one end stile off when you install cabinets that butt against walls at both ends. With a complete face frame, you won''{"":[[300,1050],[300,600],[300,250],[160,600]]}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":[[300,250],[3,3]],"":[[320,50],[300,250],[3,3]],"":[[728,90],[640,360],[3,3],[300,250]],"":[[970,250],[970,90],[728,90],[3,3],[300,250]]}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":""}''s a void should do the trick. A little putty will make the brad holes almost invisible.

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Build Face Frames Larger

A main function of a face frame is to hide the exposed plywood laminations. A face frame does a better job of this if it overlaps the box edges a bit. Making the face frame run past all the plywood edges provides a little wiggle room and hides not-so-perfect saw cuts on the plywood. Face frames on sides of kitchen cabinets should overlap 1/4 in. on the outside edge. This makes room for adjustments when installing them next to one another. Build the face frame so that the bottom rail (“rails” are horizontal boards and “stiles” are vertical boards) projects 1/16 in. above the bottom shelf of the cabinet.

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Don''re Not Needed

It''s not necessary if the cabinet sides won''t be either. Save yourself some time and just tack on the back panel with a brad nailer. Make sure to take into account the overall depth of your the 1 last update 2020/06/04 cabinets—they''{"":[[300,1050],[300,600],[300,250],[160,600]]}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":[[300,250],[3,3]],"":[[320,50],[300,250],[3,3]],"":[[728,90],[640,360],[3,3],[300,250]],"":[[970,250],[970,90],[728,90],[3,3],[300,250]]}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":""}''t Settle For What''t limit yourself to oak if you really want cherry.It''s not necessary if the cabinet sides won''t be either. Save yourself some time and just tack on the back panel with a brad nailer. Make sure to take into account the overall depth of your cabinets—they''{"":[[300,1050],[300,600],[300,250],[160,600]]}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":[[300,250],[3,3]],"":[[320,50],[300,250],[3,3]],"":[[728,90],[640,360],[3,3],[300,250]],"":[[970,250],[970,90],[728,90],[3,3],[300,250]]}''{"":"","":"","":""}''{"":"","":""}''t Settle For What''t limit yourself to oak if you really want cherry.

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Build a Separate Base

It''ll be flat for setting the cabinets. Once your cabinets are installed, finish off the base front with a strip of 1/4-in. plywood that matches the cabinets.

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Cap End Cabinets to Hide Fasteners

If you cap the end cabinet with 1/4-in. plywood, you don''ll also need an end cap if you choose to build a separate base. Use construction adhesive and a few small brads to fasten the panel in place, and make sure you extend the outside face frame stile an additional 1/4 in. to account for the thickness of the plywood.

 
 

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