previous
  • Energy-Smart Details
    Energy-Smart Details
  • Pro Tool Rental. Learn More.
    Pro Tool Rental. Learn More.
  • Tips & Techniques for Painting
    Tips & Techniques for Painting
  • 9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
    9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
  • 7 Small Bathroom Layouts
    7 Small Bathroom Layouts
  • Hot Water Now
    Hot Water Now
  • Clever daily tip in your inbox
    Clever daily tip in your inbox
  • 7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
    7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
  • Master Carpenter Videos
    Master Carpenter Videos
  • Radiant Heat Comparison
    Radiant Heat Comparison
  • Custom Flooring Inspiration
    Custom Flooring Inspiration
  • Design Inspiration
    Design Inspiration
  • Basement Remodeling Tips
    Basement Remodeling Tips
  • Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
    Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
  • All about Roofing
    All about Roofing
  • Video: Install a Fence
    Video: Install a Fence
  • Read FHB on Your iPad
    Read FHB on Your iPad
  • Magazine Departments
    Magazine Departments
  • Remodeling Articles
    Remodeling Articles
  • Classic Cabinets
    Classic Cabinets
  • 7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
    7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
next
Pin It

A Faster, Easier Approach to Custom Cabinets

Create desks, bookcases, pantries, and more with a slick hybrid design and problem-solving pocket-screw joinery

Custom cabinets might seem like an enormous undertaking, but designer and former trim carpenter Mike Maines has a developed a way to streamline the process to make it faster and easier. Maines's plan starts with good design for face-frame cabinets. First, he assembles the face frames, and then he builds the boxes, which are held together with screws, glue, and quality hardware. Finally, Maines attaches the face frames to the boxes and dresses up the exposed end panels with paint-grade plywood or beadboard.

A Faster, Easier Approach to Custom Cabinets

Become a Fine Homebuilding Member

to view this article and over a thousand more

Learn More