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My cabinets are pretty air tight so I’ve got a fair bit of positive air pressure when I attempt to close the doors - any thoughts? - or is it just a case of drilling a hole somewhere?
 

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Managed to get all the doors and drawer fronts fitted, next job is a the plinth and then it’s painting.
 

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Finished cabinets now by adding some detail around the bottom of them. Ready for painting now.
 

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They look fantastic, you must be well chuffed (y)

The painting would take me as long as making the cabinets :rolleyes:
 

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Amazing work - very impressive!

Tell us about your planned painting process?
Primers, topcoat, tools etc
 

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Cheers guys, Yeah not looking forward to painting - tedious process!

It does seem a shame to paint in some respects - but then Ive used a paint grade timber in tulipwood, and it there is a lot dissimilarity within it so I think painting is the right thing to do.

I'll use acrylic paints, two coats primer and two coats eggshell - Misses wants an off white, so will go with that.

I'm going to tile the cooker backsplash first - anything to put off the painting :p
 

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Ok, I'm ready to start this project now and am in the midst of drawing up the carcasses which against better advice I want to have a go at making myself. I'm pretty sure I'm going to use a quality MFC like Egger - although Im struggling to find a local supplier (Bournemouth) and it would be nice to have it cut to size first.

So I'm looking at other kitchen carcasses for inspiration as I design my own and I'm wondering why all the sides are secured into the edge of the bottom panel rather than sitting on top of it? With all the weight from a heavy worktop coming down these sides, surely it's better to put that load onto the base panel than onto whatever fixing system is used to secure the sides to the base...? Can anyone help me understand why this seems to be the standard method?

Also, what are peoples thoughts on what the carcasses should sit on - Hafele type plastic kick board legs or should I make up a ladder frame to drop the carcasses onto...?
If you’re in Bournemouth then give James a ring at BH Kitchens, Fancy Road. He should be able to supply you with good quality sheet materials (try Hidrofugo Mdf)
 

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Hi Monster, how did you produce those curved pieces coming from the corners, was it a router / template job ?
 

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Whats Hidrofugo Mdf like compared to other moisture resistant types of MDF, are they all just the same but different brands? This is their product listing:
 

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If you’re in Bournemouth then give James a ring at BH Kitchens, Fancy Road. He should be able to supply you with good quality sheet materials (try Hidrofugo Mdf)
Cheers prh, not heard of them, but good to know for the future.
 

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Hi Monster, how did you produce those curved pieces coming from the corners, was it a router / template job ?
If you mean the curved bits coming up from the floor Roy, i cut them out on the band saw and then dominoed them to the horizontal they are attached to which has a rebate along its back edge and a detail cut along its front edge, both of those done on the router table.
 

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So you cut each one on the bandsaw and no batch process?
Yes thats correct, made a little template up first and drew around that on each blank and just free hand cut them out on a little bandsaw, only took a few minutes for each one and then a touch with a bit of sand paper and they came up well (y)
 

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Been laying out the cooker backsplash today, misses chose these arabesque marble tiles which are very nice - I think they are water jet cut. I’ve done most of the cuts today and mitred the border, I’ve also used a brass trim around the border which sets it off really well. I’m one piece of border short though :(
 

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I don't know if you can notice it in the pics, but I also fitted a length of timber a few inches further under the cabinet and painted it black so it looks like there is nothing there it actually looks like a shadow and I'm quite pleased with the way its worked out as nothing can go under the cabinets now and yet it still gives the effect of being open.
 
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