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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.

face frame and door
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.

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First we need to cut a side panel and angle it into the face frame’s dado

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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.

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Here I’m placing the cabinet floor. Nothing has been glued yet so I was
able to easily remove the left wall panel.

 

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Next task is to create the two rear walls. Here I’m scribing the narrower
of the two into place.

 

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Here’s the fixed shelf, ready to go in. (Bottom side shown)

 

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Positioning shelf for fastening

 

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Now we need a finished (stained) “skin” on the left side.

 

 

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…all we lack is kick, door, and countertop.

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Finished.

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Wall and base transition pieces were site built…

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I built top and bottom custom transition pieces for this outside 135-degree corner

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Under construction

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Another view

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finished custom oven container from factory parts
Here’s a site-built cabinet I built to house an oven. A separate cooktop will go above it.

intended location for custom oven container from factory parts

Here’s the location where it all must end up.

 

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Lots of pocket screws and careful cuts later, here’s the piece, ready to go in.

 

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Front View

frameless cabinet complex with face frames added
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 ready to go onto open frameless cabs
Face Frame, built on-site, ready for installation

frameless cabinet with face frame added in the field by me
Added a face frame to this unit above the fridge also.

Finished custom triangular cabinets made from factory parts
These matching transition cabinets were site-built to accommodate a110-degree outside corner in this kitchen.

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Under construction: base transition cabinet

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Base cabinet, without door and counter

 

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Wall shelf unit in construction in-place. Note that traditional joinery methods are in use.

 

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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!

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Head detail

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Stock cabinetry, placed into recess in wall, serves as display cabinet near kitchen.

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Mitered valence with crown

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