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What are some tips for building cabinets?

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Some tips for building cabinets include getting the plywood cut at the hardware, cutting all pieces for one cabinet at a time and installing all boxes before pulling the doors open. Assemble all braces and shelves for one side of the cabinet before making the face frames. It is advisable to paint all doors and boxes separately before installing them.

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What are some tips for building cabinets?
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Having the plywood cut at the hardware ensures accuracy and helps to get the desired design. It also saves time that it takes to saw the plywood. To avoid errors and tweaks that mess up the project, cut all the pieces for one cabinet at a time. Cutting all the pieces at once causes many problems during the assembly. The next step is assembling all braces and shelves for one side, followed by the other. Assembly of the cabinet parts begins with jigging all holes at once to save from switching tools most often. Install all boxes before opening the doors to keep the boxes in line with the frames. It is prudent to paint the doors and boxes separately before installing them. After making a stainless steel template, place it directly on the cabinets, and screw it into the supports. The last step is spreading a good amount of liquid nails, setting down the sleeve and adding weights on the assembled cabinet to set.

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