This is our first large face frame job with inset doors and although we think we sorted out most issues, there is one question. What to do with the vertical joints between adjacent cabinets? Are we to make long runs of face frames, finish them in the shop and attach them to the carcasses after installation? If so, how to attach them? We do have a construction boring machine for doweling but using biscuits seems more forgiving.
From contributor L:
Don't make individual cabinets. Make a cabinet unit. If you have a wall and it needs 85" of cabinets, make one cabinet this size. Make your box and FF 85" and assemble the whole thing in shop and finish, etc. When you go to install, you will need more than yourself. But it will go quick, because you only have that one cabinet to install, with no aligning of FF's. Here is a drawing of an island I designed, built and installed. It was two boxes, 24" x 11' and 14 3/4 x 11'. The drawing says 17 3/4" but it was revised for space. I couldn't do this with multiple cabinets because of the design of the toe kick.