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How to Install Cabinet Hardware Without a Jig

Posted by on October 27th, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

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In this post, you’ll learn: – a simple method for installing cabinet hardware It seems that the closer I get to finishing this home office project, more small tasks keep popping up and they’re taking much longer than I anticipated.  Case in point: the cabinet hardware.  It took me a good two and a half Read the full article…

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New Video: Making Built-In Cabinets

Posted by on October 20th, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

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In today’s post, you’ll learn: – How to make built-in cabinets – How to make a beaded face frame – What the build process for a cabinet looks like After spending the better part of a week and a half painting our home office, I’m finally down to the last couple of detail jobs.  Although Read the full article…

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How to Build Shaker Cabinet Doors with a Router

Posted by on October 9th, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

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In this post, you’ll learn – How to build shaker cabinet doors with a router – How to inset the doors into a face frame for a high end look If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, then you’ve probably seen me write about building shaker cabinet doors before.  I’ve built them for Read the full article…

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Office Countertops

Posted by on October 5th, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

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In this post, you’ll learn: – How to configure a cabinet for installation and counters – How do get a deep, rich stain Well, we’re down to the wire in our home office project.  Officially, all I have left to do is add some trim beneath the crown molding, install the baseboard trim and do Read the full article…

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Survey Results 2014

Posted by on September 29th, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

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In today’s post, I wanted to take a few minutes and share the results of the reader survey we ran a couple of weeks ago.  We received over 75 responses, which is not too shabby.  If you took a few minutes to take the survey, THANK YOU!  Your opinions are important and will help shape Read the full article…

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How to Scribe a Cabinet

Posted by on September 25th, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

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In today’s post you’ll learn: – How to Scribe a Cabinet In an ideal world, all walls and floors would be square and true (and all mortgages paid off).  Since that never seems to be the case, you need to know how to modify your cabinets or built-ins to account for uneven walls.  If you Read the full article…

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Cabinet Painting 101

Posted by on September 21st, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

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Happy Monday! In today’s post you’ll learn: – The best way to paint cabinets – The approach I’m taking to paint my cabinets Before I get started with today’s post, I want to remind you that we are running a survey to collect your feedback regarding our blog.  I’m going to keep it open until the Read the full article…

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Blog Survey 2014 Tell Us Your Opinion

Posted by on September 11th, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

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Last year around this time we ran our first ever reader blog survey.  The feedback we got from that effort was hugely helpful and we made a number of changes as a result.  Today and for the next couple weeks, we’ve opened up another survey.  Please take a minute and tell us what you like, Read the full article…

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6 Cabinet Building Challenges

Posted by on September 11th, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

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If you’ve been following along with out blog lately, you know that we’re knee deep into our home office renovation.  This project has taken us the better part of nine months and we’re finally a couple weeks away from putting it to bed.  I’m in the middle of assembling our new built-in cabinets that we Read the full article…

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Introduction to the Thickness Planer

Posted by on August 26th, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

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In this post you’ll learn: – How to use a thickness planer – Why you should consider using one – The difference between rough cut lumber and S4S Back in 2005 when I was building my first set of kitchen cabinets, I made an impulsive purchase and bought a used thickness planer I found on Read the full article…

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