Many people face the dilemma; modify and rework the cabinets you have or wipe the slate clean and make new cabinets. Regardless, you must have a good set of plans for cabinets laid out. We usually at the beginning ponder with the tradeoff of spending money vs. a less then new look of modified cabinets.
Reworking old cabinets just does not carry the same appeal and satisfaction as does the appearance of brand new cabinets. Recently I decided to build new kitchen cabinets, a daunting challenge if there ever was one. Trying to determine how everything bought to be organized and laid out turned out to be much more difficult than I expected.
I came to the early conclusion that I needed a solid foundation to start in the planning stage by creating a detailed set of plans for cabinets before I did anything else. Without a good cabinets plan this project would become very frustrating indeed. Is it not usually so? You start a project with great gusto and over time, the obstacles and mistakes often because you mental anguish and you often put the job aside for a while.
I needed help with my plans for the cabinets, identifying the total material list as well as the cost of all the materials. Without a detailed material list, there was no way I could accurately estimate the total cost of this project.
I decided to build a new cabinet system that would not be time consuming once I got started. I really needed to find a solution that allowed me to build fantastic cabinets, which was reasonably priced, looked great and did not require me trying to turn out to be a professional cabinet builder.
So I went to a brand new plan that utilizes a cabinet corner post system. These corner posts are shaped on a shaper, created of ash and take all of the guesswork out of building cabinets. They use round corners with angles constructed in to allow you to add square pieces of wood to come up with the perfect corner. The outside is appealing with a small reveal, its rounded and greatest of all, there is no math.
Many of the pieces are self-aligning. Adding a top or bottom is simple because the posts have a 3/4 "dado on each end that make all pieces align a snap. frame pieces before I assemble it together. If you are a woodworker and if you are on a spending budget you will agree that these corner posts are an excellent solution.
So to summarize, I found that the first step to any cabinetry project, is to take your time and create or find a good set of plans for cabinets. Depending on your skill level, you will need to find expert material guides and plans to walk you through the build process step by step.
Source by James E Houghtling