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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Sliding Kitchen Cabinet Drawer Plans

Posted by John on June 16th, 2014

Happy Monday folks. Today I have just uploaded our latest set of free woodworking plans.  The plans are for the sliding kitchen cabinet drawers. The plans are free to our newsletter subscribers. The plans feature a calculator that lets you enter two simple measurements to generate custom dimensions for each cabinet in your kitchen. Enjoy!

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Your Home from Scratch #4: Andrea’s Custom Vanity

Posted by John on May 27th, 2014

If you ask me what I enjoy the ABSOLUTE MOST about blogging, my answer is always helping others with their home projects.   Hands down the best part of this gig.  I love getting comments or emails from readers expressing their gratitude for something they found on our site.  Really makes my day.  Just last […]

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Custom Media Cabinet: Complete Wrap Up

Posted by John on November 24th, 2013

The TV stand is finally done.  During the week I wrapped the bottom of the cabinet with some baseboard molding using the same procedure we used on our first built-in.  The only thing I may still do to the cabinet is re-coat the top and shelves with some cabinet grade enamel paint.  The latex paint […]

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Custom Media Cabinet Part 11: Cabinet Installed

Posted by John on November 18th, 2013

So I was going to make another video of the cabinet installation, since we were already at that point.  Then I realized, I’d be showing a 30 second long clip of me screwing the cabinet to the wall.  (I just secured the cabinet to the wall with a couple of 2″ drywall screws.  The screws […]

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Custom Media Cabinet Part 10: Cabinet Assembly

Posted by John on November 13th, 2013

This is part 10 in our series on building a custom TV stand. There won’t be a part 12, I promise. Maybe a wrap up post, but that’s it. We’re almost, almost done. The cabinet is pretty much all built. I just have to attach the doors and install it. In today’s video I show […]

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Custom Media Cabinet Part 9: DIY Cabinet Doors

Posted by John on November 7th, 2013

So our Custom Media Cabinet is nearly complete.  I’m hoping to get it painted and then assembled this weekend.  Instead of putting it together and then painting it, I’m going to try painting most of it first and then gluing it up.  It was a major PIA to paint our built-in once it was finished. […]

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Custom Media Cabinet Part 8: How to Make Dado Cuts

Posted by John on October 30th, 2013

Two videos in one week.  I’m starting to feel like Steven Spielberg, sans the ability and talent.  Although let’s be honest, my scripts are WAY better than the Star Wars prequels.  Am I right? If you’ve been following this build along, so far you’ve seen us come up with the concept design and do the […]

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Custom Media Cabinet Part 6: Face Frame Construction

Posted by John on October 15th, 2013

During my three day weekend, I managed to finally get some woodworking done.  I built the face frame for our custom media cabinet.  As promised, I whipped up a tutorial video.  Let me know if you have any questions.  You’ll see it’s not all that difficult to cut the pieces to their finished length and […]

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Custom Media Cabinet Part 5: How to Buy Lumber

Posted by John on October 13th, 2013

Happy Columbus Day!  Or as my Italian wife refers to it… “Better than St. Patrick’s Day.”  We hope you all had a great weekend.  We made some solid progress on our media cabinet.  The face frame is built and I’ll be starting on the cabinet boxes shortly.  I filmed almost all of the face frame […]

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