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Old 12-10-2018, 03:51 PM   #1
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Stick built/frame cabinets

Hi there,

I have searched this forum to try and find some how-tos on those that have built their cabinets using the stick frame method and have not turned up anything. I have found plenty of people who have claimed to have done it or have posted a pic here or there. Any chance someone may have some links to a build?

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google " site built cabinet "
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google " site built cabinet "
I did that and it looks like it just means cabs that have been built on-site. Not specific to the stick built method. Is there an industry term for stick built?
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Here is a nice discussion about stick-built cabinets: https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread....t-Construction. Here's another: http://forums.finewoodworking.com/fi...tchen-cabinets.

You might notice that this was a method used by skilled carpenters to build in place. It would save weight in an Airstream, but, as with any cabinet work in one of our trailers, the curved walls can present quite a challenge.

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Accuracy is paramount for cabinet makers and their resulting cabinets. I would suggest this is the reason for the methods used. A small error when translated to a 3D surface 3-4' away would cause the cabinet to be difficult to use.

I would stick with the commonly used methods and downsize the material thickness if there is a need to reduce weight. I was able to load a 24X96" cabinet through the AS door.
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Hi there,

I have searched this forum to try and find some how-tos on those that have built their cabinets using the stick frame method and have not turned up anything. I have found plenty of people who have claimed to have done it or have posted a pic here or there. Any chance someone may have some links to a build?

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I have pictures of how I built my interior. I only screwed into the wall twice - overhead cabinets and bathroom wall. Otherwise mounting to floor was sufficient since the entire interior is wrapped in handmade furniture of some sort. I used 1x2, 2x2 select pine and 3/4 ply for everything structural. I built mine based on other people's pictures I liked and copied thier designs - at least how I viewed them. Click image for larger version

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Link to more of my renovation
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Wrapping my year long renovation
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Buy yourself a Kreg Tool.
I have been around since the era of dowels, then biscuits for joinery.
The Kreg Tool is by far the best method I have used.
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Site, stick, in-place, face-frame… Gables or carcass, whether it's vernacular, dialect, colloquial… I don't know. SE Michigan is “site”, what California, Texas, Colorado, Florida calls it could be different.

Airstream builds modules off-site and brings them in through the front door. You'll probably get a better result asking a cabinetmaking forum than Airforum, where it's more about F 250 diesels dominating mountain passes.

You can rivet a ledger onto the wall, and build it out however you like using dowels, pocket screws(Kreg), dominoes, biscuits, mortise, tenon, cleats, brackets, box-joins, dovetails, pegs…

Many have scratch-built fine cabinetry in Airstreams. I doubt that any two are the same. There isn't a single answer.

My cabinets don't follow any particular rule of construction. I modeled them after an old Stickley desk I admired. I have a knee-hole rather than a toe-kick under the sink. I don't know if it's stick-built… I did build them off a ledger, on-site.


Have you asked a cabinet-making forum?
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Pygmypoacher, Very nice work. That is the same construction method I used to convert our rear queen bed to twin beds. Much lighter and more storage space.


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I have pictures of how I built my interior. I only screwed into the wall twice - overhead cabinets and bathroom wall. Otherwise mounting to floor was sufficient since the entire interior is wrapped in handmade furniture of some sort. I used 1x2, 2x2 select pine and 3/4 ply for everything structural. I built mine based on other people's pictures I liked and copied thier designs - at least how I viewed them. Attachment 329527Attachment 329528Attachment 329529Attachment 329530Attachment 329531Attachment 329532

Wow, that is so damn sexy! I need to pick your brain a bit on that fireplace install.
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Wow, that is so damn sexy! I need to pick your brain a bit on that fireplace install.
Sure, hit me up on my "Wrapping..." thread.
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