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A Door to Match My Kitchen Cabinets

A Door to Match My Kitchen Cabinets

A few weeks ago on this blog, I presented my Kitchen Cabinet for an engineer. I did not include the paneled door, so this entry will fill that void. I chose to use a Shaker style cabinet door with a...

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Kitchen Cabinets - The Engineers Way

Kitchen Cabinets - The Engineer's Way

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Have you searched for "Kitchen Cabinets" in Google Warehouse? I was amazed at the thousands of entries in all types and sizes. I recently spent several hours sifting through a number of the citations...

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Evolving a Design in SketchUp

Evolving a Design in SketchUp

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When beginning a new design, I plan on saving several SketchUp versions as the project develops. I will start with a "1" after the filename, and continue with "2, 3, 4, 5…. etc." when changing...

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Connecting a Dowel Joint

Connecting a Dowel Joint

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Some SketchUp users may wonder how you align and connect a dowel joint. After all, there are no corners  to grab on the dowel to match-up with the socket. To get around this limitation, you need...

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Replicating Drawers in a Highboy

Replicating Drawers in a Highboy

I'm continually building drawers and never are two the same. In starting a new piece of furniture I will "rob" one of my drawer designs in a previous piece. But then they need to be adapted to the...

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Make It Fit

Make It Fit

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When you are working in the shop on a project, there comes a point where you need to shift from working off the plans to working off what you've already built. Doing so helps to avoid making parts...

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Making a Window Sash or Breakfront Cabinet Door

Making a Window Sash or Breakfront Cabinet Door

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Classic window sash and breakfront glass doors with molded muntins are challenging woodworking projects. However,  I find that working through the detail design in SketchUp clears up any...

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Creating a Project Plan in SketchUp

Creating a Project Plan in SketchUp

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An overview of how I created shop drawings for Tim Rousseau's Frame and Pannel Cabinet Video Workshop.

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