- 16 Apr 2003
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- Near Swindon, Wiltshire
Recently installed in a customer's kitchen, this specially made cupboard. On the left is an 'integrated' fridge freezer in 70/30 proportions and the right is just a cupboard. The doors are made in ash veneered MDF and the carcase is birch plywood.
I use the ash veneered MDF because I use water based acrylic paint and the water raises little bits on the surface of the MDF. The ash prevents this and shows through the paint, looking almost like real wood.
Birch ply is ideal for carcases as it is strong, takes screws very well (I use pocket screws and Titebond polyurethane glue for the joints (no need for dados). It also takes paint well
The unit stands on Franke adjustable feet, and the plinth boards clip to the feet.
The cornice was bought from Howden's Joinery
Hardest part of the project was lifting the fridge freezer into the cabinet