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Installing Solid Maple Kitchen Cabinets
Project: Manhattan Remodel and Cape Cod Affordable, Episode 14, Part 3
- Part 1: Efficient Burnham Boiler for Heat and Hot Water
- Part 2: Discussing Interior Painting Techniques
- Part 3: Installing Solid Maple Kitchen Cabinets
- Kenneth Carmode of WW Wood Products joins Bob as their Sequoia cabinets are installed in the kitchen of one of the Mashpee, Massachusetts, affordable homes. The cabinet doors are solid Maple, raised panel, with a pearl finish and a catalyzed conversion varnish. They have concealed hinges, which are often referred to as European-style hinges. The face frames are solid Maple, and all the cabinets come with a solid wood hanging rail and corner blocks for increased stability. Bob is in the kitchen of one of the Mashpee, Massachusetts, affordable homes where the kitchen cabinets are being installed. Bob is joined by Jim Wagoner of Falmouth Lumber to go through the basics of cabinet layout and installation. Wagoner explains that the doors of the cabinets are removed before the boxes are installed. The first step is to check the boxes for plumb and level, shimming if necessary, before installing. After they are installed, the molding goes on, and the cabinets doors are installed and adjusted. Bob looks at the hanging cabinet installation that is made much easier with the cabinet clamps that hold the cabinet boxes in place, together, tight, and flush. These clamps also prevent drilling through the face frame. Solid wood top and bottom rails make installation easy using color-coordinated screws that blend with the wood. Bob comments on the cost of cabinet installation, which can be reduced with careful planning of the boxes to avoid costly customization. The middle island is made of three standard boxes that will be finished across the back with a panel door and molding to finish exposed edges.
- Part 4: Fitting Custom Countertops
At the same time, Bob works with a Cape Cod developer to apply Massachusetts land use statute 40B to create affordable housing, and a neighborhood of homes in Mashpee, MA. These Energy Star certified homes show how quality building practices and reasonable asking prices can work together to provide livable, affordable homes and neighborhoods to those who work in our communities.
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