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Advice on assembling the "offset" bottom of a wall cabinet

Hi,I'm about to build my first wall cabinet, using 3/4 plywood for the box and 1x2s for the face frame. Everything will be assembled using pocket hole joinery. I've attached a basic image of what the…Continue

Tags: cabinet, holes, pocket

Started May 26, 2020

Wood Frame Does Not Lay Flat
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Hi,I'm trying to build a simple 2' by 4' frame out of 1x2 stock. I'm joining the 1" sides together with butt-joints, using pocket-hole screws.I've used my Kreg Pocket Hole Jig to drill the holes (two…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stuart Kennedy Mar 29, 2020.

 

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Advice on assembling the "offset" bottom of a wall cabinet

Hi,I'm about to build my first wall cabinet, using 3/4 plywood for the box and 1x2s for the face frame. Everything will be assembled using pocket hole joinery. I've attached a basic image of what the cabinet box will look like.I'm planning to have the face frame flush with the outside of the top and sides of the cabinet box (overlaps on the inside of the box), and flush with the inside of the bottom of the cabinet box (overlap on the outside of the box). I believe this is common cabinet design,…See More
May 26, 2020
Stuart Kennedy replied to Jeff Welsh's discussion 'Wood Frame Does Not Lay Flat'
"Glad you have a resolution Jeff and working with Kreg screws is a learning curve. I've been working with oak and I didn't feel as though the fine screws were getting a secure enough grip so I only used one as a pilot hole and then withdrew…"
Mar 29, 2020
Jeff Welsh replied to Jeff Welsh's discussion 'Wood Frame Does Not Lay Flat'
"My end cuts are square (miter cut and verified with a carpenter's square). The wood is the best I could find - no twists or crooks, but there is a little bowing along the length. I've built the frame with the bows up a little - it will be…"
Mar 28, 2020
Stuart Kennedy replied to Jeff Welsh's discussion 'Wood Frame Does Not Lay Flat'
"Is your timber square and is your end cut square? It's also better to clamp your timber flat to the bench if you can while screwing together."
Mar 27, 2020
Tony Peters replied to Jeff Welsh's discussion 'Wood Frame Does Not Lay Flat'
"If your wood is not perfectly flat, it will do this.  The clamp only secures a small part of the whole wood piece and the rest could be twisted somewhat.  You could try wetting the wood with a sponge and clamping the finished piece down to…"
Mar 24, 2020
KregRep replied to Jeff Welsh's discussion 'Wood Frame Does Not Lay Flat'
"Please contact our team at 800-447-8638 or kregtool.com/help - They will be happy to assist you with this. Thanks!"
Mar 23, 2020

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Kreg Jig K3/K3MS, Right Angle Clamp, Face Clamps
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