The next step for the aspen custom cabinets is to put a block of wood on the inside of the doors to stop the door from going past the plain so they stay flush with the rest of the custom cabinets. Next I start on the feet of the custom cabinets or the base of the kitchen. This makes them indispensable. The most crucial part of the cabinets is where you begin because that's what supports your whole project. I first cut using the table saw then I cut using the miter saw to cut into small blocks depending on the size I want for the legs of the custom cabinets. The cabinet maker will then glue three pieces together and I will follow up on it by repeating it four times for each leg. This is to create the thickness I want at the feet. Later we will then turn the wood to an abrasive piece. While letting those dry I start working on the back of the custom cabinets. The constructor will first cut two boards to length then ad a view pocket holes. I don't attach them until the end. Then I add wood filler to edges and screw holes. My recommendation is to use an acetone on your wood. Then I will instruct the cabinet maker to go threw with some sand paper and smooth it out. Then I tape the inside of the drawers because I only want to paint the outside of the custom cabinets. Next I go threw and stain it depending on desired color. By this time the legs are dry. Then I trace out what I want the legs of that kitchen custom cabinets I feel suitable. I use a band saw to cut it out then a belt sander to smooth it out. Then I stain the legs and let them dry. Once they are dry I apply glue to the top and pre-drill the grains then attached with a screw. Next I start working on the kitchen custom cabinets counter. I first get 3/4 inch construction grade plywood and use a track saw to cut it down. Once the bored was cut down to size I use some additional strips to ad to the perimeter so it looks thicker then what it is. I flip the counter over and hold the back-splash up to make sure everything looks to be in place. I flip the sink I am going to use for that custom cabinet over and trace around it. Then I come 3/4 inch inside the trace to make my cut. I test fit the sink to see if it catches anywhere. If it does trim the sides until it fits perfectly. If I need to drill for the faucet hole I do that. For this example, I will use a paddle bit for the handle and a jigsaw for the spout. When I use laminate I cut an extra two inches off the side. Then I use a flush drill bit to trim the side flush with the rest of the custom cabinets. I keep the extra laminate for strips I will need later. Next I measure out the amount of back-splash I will need and cut it out accordingly. I use contact cement because of the reliability of it in the wood industry. I glue it to touch then come back around with a tile roller. I do the edges first. The the cabinet maker will come by with my router to trim the pieces up to make it neat on the edge of the custom cabinets. I repeat the steps for the face of the kitchen counter top and back-splash. I use doll rods to help guide my procedure with the face of the counter because it is to large to just lay down and adjust to size. I clean up again with the router. To find the holes I re-drill from the inside of the kitchen counter top. Then clean up again with the router. I pre-drill for the back-splash bored the go back over with a drill. Next I repeat the process with the laminate on the back-splash then drill it in. Then I use clear silicone on the inside edges of the cabinet counter-top to give it that seal. Then lastly I apply three coats of finish. Wait until you place the cabinets in desired location before you start sealing the sink to the counters.
Ash Custom Cabinets