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Well Fireplace, your description sounds like your...

Well Fireplace, your description sounds like your legs aren't removable - and probably not something you're going to easily shorten. If those legs are truely an integral part of the whole front, I...
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A picture would be good so I walk you through how...

A picture would be good so I walk you through how to remove the legs - if they're removable at all.
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I'm almost certain that there will be some screw...

I'm almost certain that there will be some screw holes to deal with and I think I can handle that fairly easily. It's the rest of the sides that may cause more serious problems.

These cabinets...
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They're removable - it's just a matter of figuring out how they were attached. I can think of a least two ways it might have been done.

Do you have (or can you borrow) a digital camera? If so,...
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I told her about the possibility of appearance...

I told her about the possibility of appearance issues and how we might deal with them (plugging screwholes, ec). We really won't know until I take the uppers down. I'm actually more concerned about...
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Call the turkey back and tell him to fix the mess...

Call the turkey back and tell him to fix the mess - even if he has to do it over on his dime. Why should you have to fix his screwup?? :( If this is tongue and groove paneling, the nails should...
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New Look in Upper Cabinets

I'm reworking a kitchen for some folks who have all the indications of becoming VERY GOOD customers. After the kitchen, we're talking about making two bedrooms over into craft and sewing rooms with...
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The first thing you need to find out is what the...

The first thing you need to find out is what the cabinets are made of. Most cabinet carcasses (the box parts) have very thin veneers of a nice wood on a core of common lumber - or particle board. ...
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Hmmm, in my younger and wilder days I used to sit...

Hmmm, in my younger and wilder days I used to sit couches on bricks. Kept them amazingly stable as I remember. Guess times have changed more than I thought. - :(

What kind of legs does it have...
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You definitely don't want that new countertop to...

You definitely don't want that new countertop to just "hang" over the dishwasher. Since you only have about 6" to work with, why not put in a small "half wall" beside the dishwasher with a height to...
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Whether it's a counter top, picture frame, or...

Whether it's a counter top, picture frame, or whatever, the "trick" to good mitered corners is that each piece is cut to EXACTLY the same angle. For a typical 90* angle, each piece must be 45* or it...
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Generally speaking, more teeth will give a...

Generally speaking, more teeth will give a smoother cut. Since MDF isn't fiberous (like real wood), your 40 tooth blade may be just fine. Minor imperfections can be filled and sanded smooth and...
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I would suggest that you talk to a couple of...

I would suggest that you talk to a couple of contractors who can actually see your house and what you have in mind. Since you're dealing with the exterior walls, don't be surprised if your $5k - $8k...
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Good point about the profiles. When I made my...

Good point about the profiles. When I made my mistake, it was on a door with a common profile and I had the cutters I needed to duplicate it. The $$ cost was low, but it took a few hours to make...
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Mike - Would you remove the existing 'vinyl'...

Mike -
Would you remove the existing 'vinyl' before trying to paint? Does it come off cleanly - or is there a ton of sanding and scraping to get off the glue residue? How durable are MDF...
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I've done that on some doors and Mike is right on...

I've done that on some doors and Mike is right on about who should do it and the price. It's a tricky job and one slip can be really ugly.

Did I mention that I did slip once and had to make a new...
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Head for the nearest furniture store and see what...

Head for the nearest furniture store and see what they have in real wood. Be prepared for some sticker shock, though. :D

If you don't find anything you like at the store, call someone like...
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Save yourself from any more grief, Wordwoman. ...

Save yourself from any more grief, Wordwoman. Head over to the nearest Home Depot and get all new handles and pulls. It's way cheaper in the long run and the cabinets will look better with an...
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You wanna rethink that one, Mike? :D I just...

You wanna rethink that one, Mike? :D

I just met with a homeowner who has those CNC cut MDF cabinet doors with a vinyl laminate. I'm guessing that it's attached with some kind of contact cement...
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If you aren't into pretty, and can deal with...

If you aren't into pretty, and can deal with another 3/4" of height, just cut a piece of plywood to fit and screw it down. You could even make the top 3"-4" bigger than the spool if you want the...
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If it's the "bigger" tools that you're thinking...

If it's the "bigger" tools that you're thinking about, then I would definitely recommend renting before you buy. That gives you a cheap way to try it out before you lay your money on the counter.
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The table saw would be for sure but I would...

The table saw would be for sure but I would suggest these as the next selections:

random orbit sander
router (and some basic bits)
drill (cordless or corded) and bits
lots of hand...
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Ive used the toothpick trick and it works, but I...

Ive used the toothpick trick and it works, but I prefer to drill out the old screw holes with a 1/4" bit and glue in pieces of 1/4" dowel. This gives me a firm bit of solid wood for my screws.
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Posted By Dave_D1945

I make most of my drawers from 1/2" birch...

I make most of my drawers from 1/2" birch plywood. Unless your drawers are really big, that should work fine.

If you have a decent lumberyard nearby, they might have (or be able to get) 1/2"...
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They'll almost certainly warp. You MAY have some...

They'll almost certainly warp. You MAY have some luck with higher veneer plywood (7-9 veneers), but the standard stuff is just waiting for you to try it. :eek:

Metal 'channels' will work only if...
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