Archive for the 'Cabintery 101' Category

Measuring Gauges

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Late last year, we dealt with a rash of jobs where the sizes of the cabinet doors and drawers were not equal to the numbers on the paperwork. We had one job where all the doors were a bit oversized, and another job where they were all a bit undersized. We can usually deal with […]

Undermount Slides

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

We have been offering undermount slides as an option in our cabinetry for only the past year and a half or so. Prior to that, it wasn’t so much that we didn’t offer them, but we never had a client request them…and I’ve learned that many clients look to you, as the professional, to make […]

Ball-Bearing Drawer Slides

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

In the early years of my business, we focused mainly on custom furniture, so I didn’t know much about the world of drawer slides. We used the Accuride 3832 ball bearing slide on higher-end projects, and the 21″ Blum white epoxy slides on budget projects. After a few years, we began focusing more on custom […]

A Hinge Decision

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

When I designed and built my first kitchen cabinet job, the world of frameless hinges was brand new to me, overwhelming, and, with all the terminology, about as accessible as a foreign language. I made it through that first job with only one minor mishap (I accidentally ordered free-swing hinges instead of self-close hinges) and […]

What is Fine Woodworking – Part 1

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

A few months ago, one of my project blog entries, the curved Sapele hall bench, elicited a comment from a reader, stating that PSA veneer had no place in a piece of fine furniture, and that got me thinking…what exactly constitutes fine furniture, or fine woodworking in general? This can be a tricky question to […]