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How do I scribe a curved sink?

Start by making a template. Using a dry-erase marker, draw a line on the sink where it will meet the new cabinet cutout. You can hold a ruler flat against the rectangular piece shown in the photo to ...
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Who would one hire to make a cabinet door that matches existing cabinets?

Carpenters don't usually do custom cabinetry--it requires a special skillset and some specialized tools. Some do, of course, and if you find a high-caliber handyperson he or she could probably get the ...
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Where can I get custom size closet doors, or how do I make one?

Hollow core doors have a solid wood border you can trim. How much ? depends on manufacturer. However you can find out how much is safe to cut off. Use Stud finder to find out the dimensions of the ...
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Need a hinge that pushes outwards as the door opens

I think this is as close as you are going to get, because of the width of your face-frame:
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Why are cabinets / shelves not built into more walls?

This is mostly speculation, but I would say there are 3 major reasons: Cost. Adding any sort of custom feature is usually quite costly, and the way homes are sold/built, most people just don't care ...
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Looking for a replacement spline for my cabinets

There are dozens and dozens (hundreds? thousands?) of types and shapes of "spline" material. I recommend that you do NOT go on a "goose chase" for an exact duplicate of what was ...
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Where can I get custom size closet doors, or how do I make one?

If you buy from a real door shop (not a big box), they will be able to tell you how much wood is in the border. Usually, pay more means get more. If it was me, I’d leave the top alone. (Aesthetics, ...
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What kind of router would you use to extend a cabinet opening?

Why are you using a router? Does your microwave overlap the edges? If so, I'd use a jigsaw, seems to me to be much easier set up.
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What kind of router would you use to extend a cabinet opening?

Straightly has entirely to do with your fence/guide, and there are many ways to do that. You can fence the baseplate, use collars and fence those, or use bearing bits and fence those - it's just a ...
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Custom rail for a spiral staircase

Just a warning, unless you are pretty handy this should be done by a pro. If you have done large glue ups before, and have 2 people to help at glue up time and everything protected from dripping glue, ...
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Exposed Electrical Cabling Inside Cabinet

Conduit or armored cable is for physical protection here, not because of any inherent problem with NM cable (Romex). (It is a different story for running wires outside the building.) So if the wires ...
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What size screws for this application

Most woodworkers would have glued the joints and used the screws just to hold things in place as the glue set. It's not too late to take it apart, add the glue, and reassemble. You could probably even ...
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How to shorten or replace this cabinet door?

It depends on how good you are at woodworking. As RedGrittyBrick points out, I might only attempt this project if I wasn't concerned about destroying the door. Recreate the door The first option, is ...
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How to shorten or replace this cabinet door?

How would you go about shortening or replacing these two doors? I'd only attempt this if The door was to be shortened by more then the maximum width of the top rail. I could find router bits that ...
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Caster type and placement for rotating cabinet

Make the axle of the wheel intersect the axis of rotation of the door through the hinges.
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How do I scribe a curved sink?

Thanks to all of your comments I completed this task. Here is what I did: Bought a $5 compass from Ocean State job lots tacked a small 1/4" lauan to the side, butting against the sink Transferred the ...
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How Do I Remove Plastic Shelf Support Holder Pin

This is a thread-cam locking shelf support. You can undo it by turning the screw a quarter turn counter clockwise, then lifting up on the shelf.
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How thick should kitchen cabinet shelves be?

TLDR: 5/8" plywood shelves spanning 30" are fine. They aren't going to fall. 5/8" shelves might seem a little slim, especially when you've been primed to think that 3/4" are better,...
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Where can I get custom size closet doors, or how do I make one?

You can take exact measurements to your home store and they should be able to order them for you. I had custom panel bi-fold doors made to replace some old metal ones. I wanted solid doors to insulate ...
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Where can I get custom size closet doors, or how do I make one?

I have cut the bottom of a hollow door to find there wasn't enough bottom rail, leaving me with a door with an open bottom. I carefully ripped some pine to fit and glued it in to fill the gap. After a ...
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how to fill gap between tiled countertop and its wood molding?

If you're stuck with those countertops for now (too broke, don't yet know what you want to replace with, etc.), scrape out the old grout and caulk the edge with a color-matching caulk.
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What size screws for this application

Yes, you should use 2" screws; 1.5" are the bare minimum. The countersink being a little too big isn't a huge problem, but the lack of depth of the screw into the plys are weak. I would ...
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What kind of router would you use to extend a cabinet opening?

The only problem with a router would be in the corners they will be rounded not totally square. A very small straight bit would give the smallest Chamfer (non square). This last fathers day my wife ...
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Recess AV Cabinet in Bonus Room

Here's what I'd do: Cut an opening in the drywall appropriate for your cabinet. Allow for the thickness of your cabinet walls. Cut off the one or two studs that are likely to interfere with the ...
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What to use to build an enclosure for projector screen case?

Think about running down to you hobby shop or home store and checking out their supply of balsa wood. That stuff is really light and easy to work with. It comes in many different sizes, sheets and ...
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Best fix for failing built-in storage cabinet base?

I would say the best solution is one that gets the particle board monstrosities out of the house, but you probably want a best that's less extreme. If this is just a trim board preventing stuff from ...
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Customising an ikea kallax 4x4

This is not made out of solid wood, and, in particular, the top and bottom pieces may be low quality chipboard with higher quality sections near the edges where the mounting hardware is to be ...
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24" Base Cabinet for Sink vs. 30" Base Sink Cabinet?

Something like that should work fine. There is really only one special thing about a "sink cabinet": No drawer at the top. Which usually means a fake drawer front. This cabinet instead has ...
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24" Base Cabinet for Sink vs. 30" Base Sink Cabinet?

What you propose is exactly what I did in my laundry room. I used the Hampton Bay pre-assembled satin white shaker 24" base and made the following modifications: (These modifications were ...
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Where can I get custom size closet doors, or how do I make one?

The size of the rails depend on manufacturer, However you can reasonably cut 1/2 inch from the bottom and top of hollow doors. A circular saw with a fresh,sharp, thin kerf blade will do the job. Use a ...
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