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Cabinet Door Calculator Update - Version 1.1
by Lorenz Prem on 11-12-2012 5:23 pm

The cabinet door calculator has been a popularfeature on Hingmy since its creation. While it was undoubtedlyuseful, version 1.0 only supported a single doors with a singlepanel.

Getting ready for my kitchen and bathroom builds I decided toupgrade the cabinet door calculator. The new version is moreversatile and easier to use. The new help system makes it easier tounderstand what the calculator is actually doing.

New features

  • Start with the opening: Version 1.0of the
How to build simple, yet elegant Door Casings
by Lorenz Prem on 09-09-2012 12:30 pm

New door and window casing are a simple way toimprove the quality of any room. The trim options sold at the homecenters are either plain, or far too expensive. Building the trimand header in your woodshop not only saves money, but it alsoproduces far superior results. Let's take a look at what's requiredto build your own custom door and window casings.

Choosing the material

Paint grade hardwood is a good choice for this project. The doorcasing is bound to get its share of bumps and dings during itslifetime. Hardwood r

Rail and Stile Door Construction
by Lorenz Prem on 01-20-2011 8:47 pm

One way to create visually interesting highquality doors is rail and stile construction. The ease ofconstruction and high quality results of this method have made it afavorite in cabinet shops.

Required Tools

The tools needed to build such a door are a table saw todimension the stock, and a shaper to cut the appropriate profilesin each piece.

Besides a good blade for the table saw, you will need arail&style cutter for your shaper. A multitude of cutters withdifferent profiles are widely avail

Spaceballs for Floating Panels
by Lorenz Prem on 01-06-2011 7:08 pm

I recently discovered Spaceballs as a tool for aligning floating panels.Spaceballs, as the name implies, are small rubber balls that fillthe expansion gap around a panel. The panel compresses the ball.Since there are Spaceballs in the gaps all around the panel, thepanel is pushed into the center. Each ball compresses roughly thesame amount. The panel resting spot becomes the absolutecenter.

Panel expansion is still possible since the Spaceballs can becompressed further if they are subjected to a greater force

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