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Supporting shelves in an alcove

I want to put three shelves into an alcove, as pictured below. The shelves will be pretty basic 20mm timber rectangles with one or two braces; once they're all secured I'm planning to put plasterboard ...
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Cabinet doors dropped after initial fitting

I have built some kitchen-styled cabinets for my office. They are situated atop an 18mm mdf base as this is over carpet, in order to help get level easier. I have ensured that the cabinet is level in ...
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What can I do with two blind corners ('C'-shaped kitchen)

I have this space: There is around 80cm underneath the counter, call it 70cm afer allowing for a toekick. This consists of: 120cm on the left, reduced by around 9cm of wall to 111cm, of which 60cm ...
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DIY steel frame kitchen cabinets -- is this a good or bad idea?

I'm planning to build my own kitchen cabinets, and I understand the basic methods used for American and European styles. For some reason, I'm tempted by the idea of using steel frames instead of the ...
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Can I surface mount a retro wall mount sink in any way?

I just bought a vintage 1950's tub, toilet and sink. (the toilet and sink are "new" in the box.. never installed! ) This is the square wall mount type that has legs in the front for support. ...
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Looking for a replacement spline for my cabinets

We are having our kitchen cabinets painted white and need to replace the spline that holds in the glass on 4 of the cabinet doors. Unfortunately we don't have a physical sample anymore but I have ...
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Better adhesive for LED light strips?

I just got new cabinets and am going to be installing LED light strips on the under-sides of the shelves for effect. My experience with these strips in the past is that the adhesive backing is not ...
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What is this English wardrobe cabinet fitting?

I'd like to find out what these fittings were used for to decide whether to remove them. They are installed horizontally and vertically. My first guess was that they were swing out basket hinges, but ...
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Accessing Upper Shelves of 8 feet high pantry

I am planning a kitchen pantry which will be 8 feet high and 24 inch deep. I need a solution to reach upper shelves of pantry - without having to pull dining chairs or put a folding step stool in ...
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What to use to build an enclosure for projector screen case? [closed]

I need to create an enclosure for a projector screen case mounted on the ceiling. The size is 50 inches wide, 4 inches high, 4 inches deep. Requirements: The enclosure is just for visuals, just to ...
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Best fix for failing built-in storage cabinet base?

So I have these built-in cabinets (particle board) that are probably 15 years old. They looked fine maybe 3 days ago. Yesterday I noticed fractures and cracks forming in the base on one side of a row ...
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Why are cabinets / shelves not built into more walls?

I'm planning to build in-wall shelving and cabinetry into some of my walls. I understand how to do that from videos I've seen. After seeing how much more space they add and how useful they are, I am ...
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Looking for a match to these cabinet doors

I got these used from a homeowner who had no information about them. They have no manufacturer labels hidden in any of the usual places. Do they look familiar to you? I'd like to get more doors to ...
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Need a hinge that pushes outwards as the door opens

I'm fitting doors to a wardrobe frame I've built. The wardrobe frame is MDF with a 2x1 frame, fitted into a corner of a (wonky) room in our (old) house. When the wardrobe door is closed I want it to ...
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Term for hinge that allows trapdoor to rise and move aside while remaining near-level

What terms describe / can be used to locate a hinge that allows a trapdoor to rise and move aside while remaining near-level? I have a project where a cantilevered* shelf of 3/4 inch plywood will need ...
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Caster type and placement for rotating cabinet

I have a cabinet that I want to function as a sort of door to a storage space behind it. It will be fixed to the wall with a set of hinges, so that it can swing open. Because the cabinet with contents ...
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Custom rail for a spiral staircase

I have (foolishly) bought an oak spiral staircase on craigslist. I was able to use the treads OK, but I'm completely unable to fit the rail that came with it. So I need to construct a custom one. I'm ...
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Mount cement counter top

I made an outdoor cabinet out entirely out of cedar. The counter top was made of cedar 1x4s originally but that proved to be a bad idea at preventing water ingress. Since then I've made a custom ...
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Can I remove center brace from these cabinets?

We are looking at doing a kitchen remodel, and one of the things that we want to do is move the location of our oven into the cabinet pictured. We will also be replacing the countertop with either ...
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How do I scribe a curved sink?

How can I scribe this very curved sink? I want to fill the gap. Bought the cabinet as you see it. I can remove the small 3/4' thick rectangular piece (it is pocket screwed in). The ultimate goal it to ...
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Drawer or shelf slides for 1/2 or 3/4" plywood shelves?

I have a very deep and narrow space that I want to turn into usable space by creating 3/4" thick plywood shelves that can slide out so that the deep spaces can be accessed. The space I am talking ...
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How to check for enough ventilation for wine cooler

I have a wine cooler installed in cabinetry with a lower front grille for ventilation. It requires about .5” on each side. I don’t have that space. I have .25” total on the sides. There is about 6” ...
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How Do I Remove Plastic Shelf Support Holder Pin

I've been trying to remove this support bracket so I can install a closet rod instead, but can't seem to find out how to do so. Can someone help me out please? Thanks!
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Recess AV Cabinet in Bonus Room

We have a bonus room on the top story of our house. The room is built inside the attic; on the other side of every wall is open attic space. I want to use this space to recess our AV equipment in a ...
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How to shorten or replace this cabinet door?

I disassembled the cabinet over my fridge and shortened it to fit a taller fridge. It turned out well, about 4 inches shorter than before. But I'm at a loss about what to do with the two doors. I ...
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Who would one hire to make a cabinet door that matches existing cabinets?

Who would one hire to make a cabinet door that matches existing cabinets? Is this even plausible, something a carpenter or cabinet maker would entertain? I bought some nice cabs from a relatively big ...
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What kind of router would you use to extend a cabinet opening?

I'm the proud owner of this guy: http://www.cabinets.com/dsmw649h-mbc24-shaker-maple-bright-white-microwave-base-cabinet-1-drawer.html The description is as follows (emphasis mine): 1 bottom ...
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Can you replace upper kitchen cabinets without removing tile/glass backsplash?

Can upper kitchen cabinets be removed and replaced with new ones without damaging a tile or glass backsplash? If not, when the backsplash is removed, can it be done without damaging the granite ...
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What sort of hinge is this?

Can someone tell me what sort of hinge this is? All the cabinet hinges I can find are 180deg+ when open, whereas this is only 90deg. They are on a set of built-in wardrobes that were here when we ...
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Help identify this cabinet clip used to mount face frame on cabinet?

This clip is used to mount a frame around a built-in oven. Some of the clips have broken and I'd love to replace them. The metal piece goes on the frame, with the plastic piece on the cabinet. A corse ...
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Can I use paint stripper in my basement workshop?

I am looking to refinish a pool table that I purchased. Since it is winter and too cold to do it in my garage, I would like to do it in my basement workshop but I'm worried about the fumes. I have ...
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What is a good reference book for cabinetmaking and/or other millwork?

I'm interested in making some cabinets and shelving. I have basic carpentry experience but have never tackled a project like this before. I'm looking for a good, illustrated guide to making cabinets ...
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Is it customary to build "built-ins" over carpet?

I am planning on doing built-ins on either side of the utility door in the image below: This is a crude mockup of the cabinets I'm going to build: What I'd like to know is whether it's customary to ...
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What is the easiest way to measure an irregular floor space?

I would like to order a comfort mat for the floor of a small kitchen. The company can make it to order but I have to provide exact dimensions. This is harder that it sounds though as the floor space ...
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Is it worth it to replace the stock blade of a miter saw?

I have heard that the stock blades that come with miter saws are "crap" and that you should replace the blade. I recently bought a normal consumer grade 10" miter saw (a Dewalt DW713) which I plan to ...
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Basic instructions for building a cabinet?

I've been asked to make a cabinet, (basically a box with doors). It will be 3 1/2' long x 4'high (2-2'sections)x 2' deep. I have 12" boards planed down to 3/4" width. What is the best way to join ...
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What open-source materials are available for understanding basic designs for bookshelves / cabinetry?

I'd like to build a fairly large (11' x 7') set of built-in bookcases with lower doors, and am trying to understand the critical components and construction steps. I'd like to find freely available ...
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Can I add/install overhead kitchen cabinets without a wall?

Setup In my current kitchen, I have a semi-decent (yet always inadequate) amount of cabinet space. I would like to add some overhead cabinets over the peninsula. However, being a peninsula, there is ...
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How can plywood edges be finished to conceal the plies?

My cabinet doors are tired and have many coats of ugly paint. Rather than strip all the paint off, I'm considering just chucking the old doors and making new ones. I like the plain style of just a ...
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What should I use as a base for my wall mounted PC case?

Here is an example of what I am trying to put together: What material could I use as a base onto which I can mount the motherboard, hard-disk and other wiring?
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How to fix drawer runners

I have a set of drawers (custom made) that have draw runners which are attached to the bottom of each drawer on both sides. Unfortunately, the small plastic wheels on part that attaches to the housing ...
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What is this technique for matching cabinet veneers called?

Check out this picture of a kitchen cabinet: Notice how the veneers of the cabinets match up perfectly! What's this technique called? My architect said we should just specify "book-matched veneers" ...
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What are my options for framing a thicker than average piece of artwork?

I have a piece of signed TV artwork that is mounted in cardboard frame aprox 1cm deep, that i want to hang on the wall. I've had a look round and most of the frames i've found aren't deep enough to ...
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