DIY DREAM KITCHENETTE Building Cabinet Face Frames

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Lloyd Raynes - December 10, 2019

“if” you are going to “paint” the cabinets try filling the spaces (cracks etc.) with spackle compound and sand smooth. (maybe mix some saw dust with the spackle)

    mattlikesbikes - December 10, 2019

    Also, if you are painting you can brad nail the space frames on since you can easily cover the holes before paint.

JEFFREY MILLER - December 10, 2019

Better use a push stick. You’re pushing your luck excuse the pun

Sandy Fuller - December 10, 2019

Watching you push wood through the plainer joiner makes me cringe, I have friends that have part fingers from doing that. Please use push devices…

jacqueline barlow - December 10, 2019

Your sister is a real gem she turns her hand to anything .

Saratogan - December 10, 2019

Are 2 pocket holes in each of those 1.25″ boards necessary? After all, those frames are not under load and you will be gluing them to the boxes.

Kevin Mccartney - December 10, 2019

Why didn’t you use your power miter saw? Just because you have a Shopsmith doesn’t mean you have to use it for everything. And you will get a smoother cut with a saw blade with more teeth then the one you are using.

    mattlikesbikes - December 10, 2019

    Agreed, If you still have issues with the miter saw just throw some painters tape over the places you are about to cut. Makes for a perfect cut every time.

David Williams - December 10, 2019

Umm… when you use your crosscut sled you’re supposed to take the guard off….

denny be - December 10, 2019

What’s wrong with staining and shellac? Also, sanding will take out ALL these defects that you’re stressing over. Perfectionism is an admirable goal, but realistically it is unachievable…that’s why sandpaper is a woodworker’s friend.

Mark Roberts - December 10, 2019

are you going to dry wall first before putting them on the walls?

William McMorrow - December 10, 2019

A little advice from a cabinet maker .. face frames should be added to the cabinets before the cabinets are installed on the wall ! .. it is worth the effort to make an assembly table on two saw horses .. a piece of 3′ x 6′ birch plywood supported by two true straight edges 3″ x 4″ x 6′ .. shim as necessary to level .. you must always begin assembly from a perfectly level surface

    Dale - December 10, 2019

    Yes Jessie, you need to make a flat assembly table, you put lock casters in it for mobility

    Howard Bain - December 10, 2019

    I have used an old solid core( dead flat)

    Howard Bain - December 10, 2019

    Solid core door

Dale Lesak - December 10, 2019

Jointer with out a push/hold down tool.?  going to lose a finger or too.

    Kevin Mccartney - December 10, 2019

    Agreed. I cringe every time I see him do that. And I don’t care how careful you say you are. “My right hand knows what my left hand is doing”. Accidents happen, and on an edge planer. Thats a lot of RPM’s.

    Richard Westfall - December 10, 2019

    Amen brother. Just call me stubby.

guitarjunky - December 10, 2019

why not use a mitre saw for this?

Carl Hibberts - December 10, 2019

Again too many screws lol

kianoni - December 10, 2019

my father in law is a carpenter, he never measures twice and then cuts everything. he always measures twice, cuts and test fits before cutting more. you’re a bit prone to escalating any errors

Jack Edwards - December 10, 2019

I like the wood you are using; especially not wasting it. But, I would have considered using the beautiful beetle killed tree wood because of the awesome colors that would make for beautiful cabinet doors, drawer fronts and trim.

Bob Lee - December 10, 2019

Dude I like your content but u would get so much more dun if u didn’t talk so much

    Amanda Creates - December 10, 2019

    I get tired of hearing him say “I spent a lot of time calibrating hut I don’t know what happened….” But I jump through his chats to avoid it.

jOwE rOmErO - December 10, 2019

Shoutout to your sister for all the help Jesse, she deserves it!!

Alyeska Pete - December 10, 2019

Better start using push blocks and push sticks when you”re working on the jointer and table saw. One misstep can be life changing.

clayton mccormick - December 10, 2019

jessie you realize at some point your sister will own you for most of a year when she builds her house 🙂

Big Bill at Iron Garage - December 10, 2019

Some advice. Push block for jointer. You will wish you had used them when you shave an 1/8″ off your thumb

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