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Comment by Jon Canigiani on October 28, 2013 at 6:31pm

Thanks Joe.  No I believe the tv is rated sustain 100+ degrees.  I measured the temp around 90+.  But I never turn it on anyway and the fan pushes most of the heat outward.

Comment by Joe Grazioli on October 28, 2013 at 4:10pm

Beautiful piece of work! My question is more of a concern with the heat from the fireplace and the TV above. Doesn't it get too hot?

Comment by Jon Canigiani on October 25, 2011 at 12:31pm

Hi Antonio,

Actually I haven't used a Kreg join on 1/2 ply so I can't really say.  I have used 3/4 plywood and that works fine and 5/8 solid board but I have never gone to as thin as 1/2.  I do know the Kreg screw guide shows which length screws for particular wood thickness and they do show 1/2".



Comment by Antonio Morales on October 25, 2011 at 11:24am

Thanks for the suggestion. 


I actually have a questions about the material used to make cabinets. Most of the commercial cabinets are made with 1/2 plywood or melamine and books such as "Cabinets from build like a pro" and the "Kreg how to" use 3/4 ply wood, I like the idea to build them with 1/2 birch plywood making them lighter and less expensive. Can I use Kreg Pocket hole system and 1/2 ply wood  to build the case and attach it to the frame with out the need of dado or rabbets?



Comment by Antonio Morales on October 25, 2011 at 11:18am

Thanks for the suggestion!!


I actually have a question about making cabinets. Most commercial cabinets are made with 1/2 plywood or melamine, and most of the books such "cabinets from build like a pro" and the "how to" from Kreg use 3/4 plywood to build the cabinets, and thinking about it I like the idea to build them with 1/2 plywood (birch) as the commercial ones making them lighter and less expensive, can I build the cabinets using 1/2 plywood and Kreg pocket holes system with out the need of do rabbets and dados on the frame?


Thanks in advance

Comment by Joan Gribskov on October 24, 2011 at 8:16pm
For someone starting out with cabinets, Kreg put out a really good brochure on "how to" with a single cabinet that has a drawer and door with a shelf.  Very easy to follow.  The best advice in it?  Make one - and make all the mistakes - then make a second.  You'll be amazed at how much better the second one is and then you'll be ready for a bigger project.  Good luck, Antonio!
Comment by Jon Canigiani on October 24, 2011 at 1:13pm correction....width is 60".
Comment by Antonio Morales on October 24, 2011 at 1:09pm

Highly appreciated.



Comment by Jon Canigiani on October 24, 2011 at 12:51pm



You are going in the right direction as far as tool,  there is always something else you will need. Clamps will be a hefty investment as they accumulate over time.  I must say this would be a rather ambitious project for just starting out. Each unit is 50" W the bottom half is 36" high and 21" D.  The Hutch is 44" H and 14" D.   The Shelves are 12" D.   The shelves are adjustment and have lighting (this was a little tricky to figure out).  For adjustable shelves there is a simple jig on that I have used.  Each shelf has a routed channel behind the front lip that conceals the LED lighting strip.  The doors are 22h x 11w and have smoked glass with a wire mess covering the glass.    Good luck and let me know if you need anything else.  Jon

Comment by Antonio Morales on October 24, 2011 at 11:57am

Thanks, for contact me back,

The Information I need are basic dimensions (WxHxD) of: Base cabinet , Doors, upper shelf dimensions.


I have no idea if the dimensions are like kitchen cabinets or no, I have done no wood working before, Im putting together my shop.


Also if you can caould you please tell me what Im missing from the list?? I want to do built ins (kitchen cabinets, book shelf)


Ridgid R4510 Table saw

Ridgid TP1300 Planer

Dust Collector

Shop Vac

Dewalt DW618PK Router kit

Freud 97-150 3 piece router bit set for doors

Kreg K4MS jig mastersystem

Makita Sander (square base)

Ryoby Circular saw

Ryobi Miter saw

Freud Diablo blade  D1080X 

Freud Diablo blase D1050x


I'm thinking to do a router table insert for my router table but not sure if router table (Bosh) will be better.


What do you think?



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