I was brought up by a father that generally had some home remodeling project going on and, since the chip doesn't fall far from the block followed in his footsteps. I took what I consider the next step and made a few pieces of furniture, a basic little table, foot stool, little cabinet, bookshelves, end tables that type of thing.
In the early 70s I joined forces with a builder and built homes for four years, but the lack of fringe benefits, vacations and long hours drove me back into the insurance industry which was a good thing for my woodworking again became a hobby rather than an income.
My projects since retirement in May of 2004 have included cutting of trees and construction of a log lean to and log out house, sawing of logs into lumber and building, therefrom, a solid maple Adirondack rocking chair (my pride and joy to date), solid maple dining table including lathed legs, more foot stools (maple and birch), a built in bathroom linen cabinet, base kitchen cabinet for a friend and, lately all new birch kitchen base cabinets and remodel of my kitchen and a few small specialty boxes - for sewing, router accessories and auger drills. The wall cabinets will be next years project.
As you all know cabinet making is quite time consuming. When i saw the Kreg jig advertised on tv one Sunday morning I had to have it. I received it today and can't wait to get started on the 'Kreg built' wall cabinets along with a few other cabinets friends have me scheduled to build for them.
My guess is the 'Kreg' wall cabinets will go together quite a bit quicker than the bases using traditional doweling.