There are a lot of tools you can use to make kitchen cabinets from planers to routers, but the two most important tools would have to be the table saw and pocket screw jig. We use these more than any tools we have when building kitchen cabinets.
We will show you how we make the base for our kitchen cabinets, the wood we use and the different types of joinery. Then we show two different ways to do the toe kick. Building your own kitchen cabinets is easier than you think. The hardest part is the doors and draws.
We will show you a simple and fast way to make face frames when building kitchen cabinets. The face frames that we are making will be made from oak; I wouldn't recommend using pine or any soft wood. The reason is the hinges mount on the face frame and soft wood will not hold the screws tight and over time will become loose.
We will show you how we make cabinet doors, how to measure for the for a full overlay miter door with a raised panel and the router bits we used and how we clamp then together.
We will show you how to glaze kitchen cabinets, just one of many ways to finish .You can do it to new or give a face lift to older kitchen cabinets.
Choosing the Overlay
Before you start building cabinet doors or draws you will need to know what overlay and what hinges you want. This will decide what size you will need to make them and how you will install the hinges.