Free Kitchen Cabinet Plans

Posted by John on July 1st, 2017

In today’s post, I’m going to tell you how you can get free kitchen cabinet plans to download. Last year I started a new video course to help DIYers design and build their own kitchen cabinets and custom built-in projects.  That video course is called “Cabinets from Scratch” and you can check it out at […]

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Matt’s Fireplace Built-Ins

Posted by John on August 3rd, 2015

In today’s post, we’re talking to one of readers, Matt from Virginia.  Matt recently finished his own fireplace built-ins using our Large Built-in Plans and we’re talking to him about his experience.  There’s a few nuggets of wisdom here. Matt ended up taking our free plans and making some modifications to the dimensions to accommodate […]

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DIY Cabinet Door Calculator

Posted by John on July 21st, 2015

In today’s post, I wanted to let you know about a new, free tool I’ve added to our Plans page, a Cabinet Door Calculator.  It allows you to input the dimensions of a cabinet door opening and it outputs the dimensions of the individual parts to make that door. If you’re thinking about replacing your current […]

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Home Office Remodeled

Posted by John on November 12th, 2014

**UPDATE:  The free woodworking plans for these office cabinets are now available to download.  Check them out by clicking here.*** Well, the time has finally arrived.  We’ve crossed the finish line and are now ready to give you a tour of our home office.  It’s been nearly a year since we first started and boy […]

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How to Install Cabinet Hardware Without a Jig

Posted by John on October 27th, 2014

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 […]

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New Video: Making Built-In Cabinets

Posted by John on October 20th, 2014

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 […]

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How to Build Shaker Cabinet Doors with a Router

Posted by John on October 9th, 2014

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 […]

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Office Countertops

Posted by John on October 5th, 2014

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 […]

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How to Scribe a Cabinet

Posted by John on September 25th, 2014

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 […]

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Cabinet Painting 101

Posted by John on September 21st, 2014

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 […]

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