Archive for March, 2007

(Nearly) All Woodwork Depends on Glue

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

Most of us have a lot more idealism in us than we realize. This is not necessarily a bad thing.

However, at times it can be a severe liability. It can make us susceptible to sales tactics that recognize and exploit those idealisms. Generally, when you are about to make a major purchase like a car or a kitchen remodel, you want to shed any simplistic notions you may have and find out “the real deal” about whatever it is you are buying.

In this case, I'm talking about buying cabinetry. Should you insist upon your cabinets being made of bona fide solid wood or is it okay if they are made of plywood? What about particle board or MDF? Plastic? Foam? Cardboard? (Don't laugh — I've seen it all) (more…)

Adding Furniture Base to Cabinets

Monday, March 12th, 2007

For some people, the Holy Grail of cabinetry is to make new cabinets look like fine and antique furniture. Here's one technique for doing that.

Furniture Base on a set of Vanity Cabinets