Custom base cabinet built to fit wall turn — what does it take to build a piece like this on-site? The series of pictures that follows will give you an idea of what’s involved.
This part — a face frame with door — is ordered from a shop or factory and matches the rest of the kitchen.
Everything else is made from sheets of cabinet grade, prefinished plywood.
First we need to cut a side panel and angle it into the face frame’s dado
Next we’ll measure for the floor of the cabinet: a five-sided shape that must fit into the
dado at the bottom of the face frame.
Here I’m placing the cabinet floor. Nothing has been glued yet so I was
able to easily remove the left wall panel.
Next task is to create the two rear walls. Here I’m scribing the narrower
of the two into place.
Here’s the fixed shelf, ready to go in. (Bottom side shown)
Positioning shelf for fastening
Now we need a finished (stained) “skin” on the left side.
…all we lack is kick, door, and countertop.
Wall and base transition pieces were site built…
I built top and bottom custom transition pieces for this outside 135-degree corner
Here’s a site-built cabinet I built to house an oven. A separate cooktop will go above it.
Here’s the location where it all must end up.
Lots of pocket screws and careful cuts later, here’s the piece, ready to go in.
This little office area is part of a kitchen project that used frameless cabinets. Since these shelves were going to be open (no doors), the homeowner requested that we add face frames to give it a beefier, more traditional look. The face frames are on in this shot.
Face Frame, built on-site, ready for installation
Added a face frame to this unit above the fridge also.
These matching transition cabinets were site-built to accommodate a110-degree outside corner in this kitchen.
Under construction: base transition cabinet
Base cabinet, without door and counter
Wall shelf unit in construction in-place. Note that traditional joinery methods are in use.
Factory-built pantry cabinet installed as a “real built-in” in new construction. This requires close co-ordination with the GC and other subcontractors — but it’s worth it!
Stock cabinetry, placed into recess in wall, serves as display cabinet near kitchen.
Mitered valence with crown