plumb end stile first, and then attach rails to determine
the position of the next stile.
Use finishing nails and glue to install facing,
When nailing hardwoods, drill nail holes where you
think splitting might occur.
Seabees use many methods of building drawers.
The three most common are the multiple dovetail,
lock-shouldered, and square-shouldered methods
There are several types of drawer guides
available. The three most commonly used are the side
guide, the corner guide, and the center guide (shown
in figure 3-74, view A).
The two general types of drawer faces are the lip
and flush faces (shown in figure 3-74, view B), A
flush drawer must be carefully fitted. A lip drawer
must have a rabbet along the top and sides of the
front. The lip style overlaps the opening and is much
easier to construct.
The four types of doors commonly used on
cabinets are the flush, lipped, overlay, and sliding
doors. A flush door, like the flush drawer, is the most
difficult to construct. For a finished look, each type
of door must be fitted in the cabinet opening within
1/16-inch clearance around all four edges. A lipped
door is simpler to install than a flush door since the
lip, or overlap, feature allows you a certain amount of
adjustment and greater tolerances. The lip is formed
by cutting a rabbet along the edge.
Overlay doors are designed to cover the edges of
the face frame. There are several types of sliding
doors used on cabinets. One type of sliding door is
rabbeted to fit into grooves at the top and bottom of
the cabinet. The top groove is always made to allow
the door to be removed by lifting it up and pulling the
Figure 3-73.-Three common types of joints used in drawer
INSTALLING PREMADE CABINETS
To install premade cabinets, you can begin with
either the wall or base cabinets.
procedures for each are similar.
Installing the Wall Cabinets First
When layouts are made and wall studs located,
the wall units are lifted into position. They are held
with a padded T-brace that allows the worker to stand
close to the wall while making the installation. After
the wall cabinets are securely attached and checked,
the base cabinets are moved into place, leveled, and
Installing the Base Cabinets First
When base cabinets are installed first, the tops of
the base cabinets can be used to support braces that
hold the wall units in place while they are fastened to