The Flush-Fit Cabinet
Custom building with techniques well suited to the small shop.
Synopsis: A general description of how the author builds frameless cabinets, a style that originated in Europe and slowly gained ground here. He calls them flush-fit cabinets, but they are the same animal and the author explains why they are a good bet for the small cabinetmaking shop that competes with much larger companies.
In some ways, technology seems to have left the small cabinetmaker behind. It can be rough for a little guy to compete with a cabinet fabricator equipped with sliding-table panel saws, two-part polyester sprays, high-temperature curing rooms and tilting spindle shapers with automatic feeds. With little space and scant funds to buy machinery, can a one-man show still make it?
I believe so. With a garage or basement to work in, a Sears Roebuck nearby, a little talent and a lot of hard work, the small cabinetmaking shop can steal away a very nice slice of…