Certifcation for solid surface
What does it take to become certified to install by the manufacturer? July 9, 2003

Dowel and Confirmat Combination for Cabinet Assembly?
Another discussion of using dowels for precise alignment, plus Confirmat screws for quick, no-clamp assembly. April 18, 2011

Face frame versus frameless
December 28, 2002

Melamine Carcasses
Can melamine interiors be considered high end? April 18, 2004

Frameless carcass construction
A detailed discussion of the quality of frameless cabinets. July 24, 2001

Methods of 32 mm system layout
Different interpretations on the 32mm system. (Cabinetmaking Forum) March 23, 2003

Confirmat screw assembly
Troubleshooting problems with Confirmat screws. June 24, 2002

Chip-free dovetailing in plywood
Building dovetailed plywood drawers without chipping; European and American approaches. April 24, 2002


Eliminating Wood Problems -- An Industry Review: 10 Ways of Eliminating Wood Problems
Gene Wengert explains why eliminating wood problems begins and ends with monitoring and controlling the moisture content (MC) in wood -March 18, 2000

Cabinet construction joinery
Different joinery and construction methods. November 24, 2002

Recessed or flush cabinet backs
Which method cabinetmakers find preferable, plus materials and methods used. December 17, 2003

Building Separate Kicks
Different methods of building and installing toekicks. August 7, 2004

Drawer runner holes in 32mm system
Placement, mounting and more. (From WOODWEB's Cabinetmaking Forum) February 12, 2003

Low-tech panel squaring
Methods and machines for squaring that don't involve CNC equipment. April 9, 2003

Melamine Wall Cabinet Design
Sturdy construction with an unfamiliar material. July 20, 2004

Scribe Rails -- Why Not?
Why are custom shops not including scribe material on backs? August 26, 2004

Kick boxes
Building separate kicks for efficient installation. September 20, 2003

Attaching Bookcases to Countertops
Efficient methods from professional cabinetmakers. February 10, 2004

Scribing in Difficult Situations
Techniques and tactics for problematic scribing. September 9, 2004

Dowel, screw, staple, confirmat construction
Efficiency and assembly with different fastening methods. March 5, 2003

To dado or not to dado?
The pros and cons of dadoing melamine cabinet boxes. November 22, 2003

Melamine carcass construction
Methods for the small shop. October 30, 2002

Drying racks for cabinet doors
Purchased and shop built varieties - the designs that work the best. Illustrated. (Finishing Forum) March 23, 2003

- What makes a cabinet "custom"?
Is there a specific standard that qualifies a cabinet as custom? June 24, 2002

Finished Outside But Not Inside
How to handle things when specs call for finished face frames but unfinished interiors. February 8, 2005

Door Panel Tolerances
Sloppy fit : Is the supplier at fault? August 7, 2004

Alignment of Face Frames
The decision on making face frames flush versus leaving a reveal. February 10, 2004

Accurately Squaring Cabinet Boxes
Methods foraccurately squaring frameless cabinet carcasses. October 16, 2003

Integrated fillers in cabinets
Using fillers, integrated or loose. April 3, 2002

Where Doors and Panels Meet
How various cabinetmakers deal with the relationsihp between overlay doors and the adjacent edges of finished end panels. January 24, 2005

Attaching Face Frames to Cabs
Preferred methods of joinery. January 28, 2004

Coping beaded face frames
Efficient methods, plus hinge suggestions for face-frame cabinetry. January 3, 2003

Router Bits for Raised Panels
Horizontal versus vertical bits for cutting raised panels. January 28, 2004

Installing Separate Toekicks
Methods of attaching separate kicks. January 6, 2005

Face Frame Efficiency
Avoiding bottlenecks in face frame construction. September 20, 2004

Trimming real wood edgeband
Tricks for avoiding tears. April 17, 2002

Splitting stiles with pocket screws
Suggestions are offered on how to overcome the problem. July 24, 2002

Cabinet Backs and Slide Installation
What other shops are using for back material and it works with back-mounted drawer slides. February 8, 2005

Flat Panel Door Material
for the job? February 25, 2005

Tooling up for Euro-style cabinets
When considering a switch to the 32mm system, there are two choices: Get your feet wet, or dive right in. 1998.

Sloppy-Fitting Biscuits
A primer on what's too loose, too tight, and just right. February 25, 2005

Frameless Cabinet Fastening
Attaching lower cabinet sides to deck. August 7, 2004

Jigs for shelf pin holes
Speeding up the drilling process. March 23, 2002

Pocket-screwed face frames
A time-saving method for frame assembly compared to dowels. 1998.

Crown Molding With Staggered Cabinets
Making a smooth transition from cabinet to cabinet. July 20, 2004

Shop-Made Frame Assembly Table
Details on construction, including images. March 14, 2004

Attaching End Panels
Methods used by the pros. January 28, 2004

Line-boring for adjustable shelves
The full range of options for getting shelf holes in place is reviewed. 1998.

Finished Ends With Separate Kickers
Preferred methods of construction. August 7, 2004

Dowels: Best for frameless construction?
The case is made (no pun intended) for doweling in frameless cabinet construction. 1998.

Blum's Process 32 Manual (PDF)
October 15, 2003

Leg levelers vs. notches and plinths
Leg levelers are the way to go, if you're going Euro. 1998.

Wire Management in a Moving Cabinet
Products and a shop-built solution for enabling wiring for lights to follow a cabinet that extends and retracts in use.February 16, 2014

Hinge-mounting machines
Hinge insertion machines are available for European as well as traditional cabinet hinges. 1998.

Alternatives to dado cabinet construction
John Elvrum offers a practical approach to identifying viable, mechanical alternatives to traditional dado joinery of cabinet boxes. 1998.

ITEMIZER - From R & R Drummond, Inc.
Use your computer to generate efficient layouts for cutting sheet material into desired sizes (a link to a demo download is provided)1998