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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-12-2009, 02:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hello, Everyone!

I'm excited to try out my new router! We are in the market for new cabinets and couldn't believe what they are asking for them. My husband said I could go shopping for all the tools I need to build my own. Yes!!! I love woodworking, but with six kids I don't have much time. I've been enjoying reading some of the helpful hints and seeing other's projects and ideas. I can't wait to get started!
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Greetings Robin and welcome to the forum. There are some sharp gals on this forum and I am sure you will be another. Good to have you join us.

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Hi Robin, and welcome ! You would probably find making your own kitchen cabinets to be extremely rewarding. Yes, they can be expensive and making them yourself would offset the cost of tools necessary..and afterwards, you'd still have the tools !

New here myself, and I'm sure if you meander around this site you will find a huge amount of help. What you don't find, well...ask ! I'm a cabinetmaker myself, and would be happy to help answer questions...I know many others here would too.

'course, the first tool you need is a digital camera...because we wanna see pictures of the project, start to finish would be nice !
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hi Robin.and welcome to the form send pic along the way of new cabnets.


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Welcome to the RouterForums Robin. Glad to have another female woodworker join us.




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Thank you, everyone!

I am planning on making some glass front cabinets and want to know a safe way to make the mullions with my router. Is there a good jig to get for this job so I can keep me fingers?
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Welcome aboard Robin. Will love seeing what you come up with for cabinets.
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Welcome,
6, wow! You can tell folks that live in AK. I lived in Iceland that was close enough!
You didn't mention if you have a router table? I HIGHLY recommend you make one before you attempt the mullions. The doors too for that matter, much safer on a router table than on the TS. Have you decided on what type of doors, Arched, Crown, square, etc.
How about the drawers, Lots of ways of doing that too, doved tail, lock, box joint.
Decide on what you want, then tell us, we can tell you what jigs would help. Check my Gallery, One of my router tables is there, might give you some ideas. There are others in other galleries also. Me or anyone will post more pictures if you need them.
Here are a couple pictures of red oak cabinets, I made for our kitchen.
Good luck, if you need help, asK!
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Harry, Beautiful cabinets!

I'm thinking of "Roman" arched doors on the top cabinets and squared off cabinets on the bottom. The glass doors will be above the sink. I bought a router table and a Porter Cable jig for the dovetailed drawers. I ordered a couple router bit sets from Sommerfeld's. I also ordered their videos. I can't wait to get started, but it's fun studying up and planning, too. I want to use local birch. I have experience making furniture out of it by planing rough cut locally sawn lumber. I made the legs of our piano bench out of firewood on a lathe. It sure is beautiful wood. I'm planning on making a pull out spice rack by the stove and pull out trays for the pots and pans. There sure are a lot of great ideas!

Thanks for your help!
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Harry, Beautiful cabinets!

I'm thinking of "Roman" arched doors on the top cabinets and squared off cabinets on the bottom. The glass doors will be above the sink. I bought a router table and a Porter Cable jig for the dovetailed drawers. I ordered a couple router bit sets from Sommerfeld's. I also ordered their videos. I can't wait to get started, but it's fun studying up and planning, too. I want to use local birch. I have experience making furniture out of it by planing rough cut locally sawn lumber. I made the legs of our piano bench out of firewood on a lathe. It sure is beautiful wood. I'm planning on making a pull out spice rack by the stove and pull out trays for the pots and pans. There sure are a lot of great ideas!

Thanks for your help!
Hi Robin:

Dig around the 'net and you'll come across a few kitchen designers/manufacturers in the UK. Maybe Derek or some of the other members from there can point you in the right direction. They have some marvelous ideas and interesting design concepts for kitchens.

The pull-out spice rack -- source your spice bottles first and make sure you have the name of the manufacturer and a consistent supply. I ran into 5 different sizes of spice bottles that all looked the same. It's frustrating as h--- when you size a "pocket" for 1 1/4" bottle and you end up with 23mm. The 23mm always rattles around the space.

I'd love to see your "Roman" arched doors. This kitchen my wife wants glass doors too but I'm not sure she's going to get them.

I would also strongly recommend that you go to the woodworkingchannel.com and watch "the router workshop" TV episodes. Each is a TV program and you learn loads, albeit dated. Then, come back here and learn all of the advancements since the program was made. BTW, hold up on spending more money until you've seen the programs.

Hope this helps.

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