The cabinets I’m building are traditional face frame cabinets that will be painted white. The panels will be flat with an applied moulding which is actually the same layout as all the panels in the original wainscoting in the house. For the cases I’m using 3/4″ one side pre-finished birch plywood, and for the face frames I’m using rough cut 4/4 Poplar. Poplar is cheap, nice to work, strong, and paints up great. Read More
Category Archives: Project Pope
Over the past 110 years the picture rails in our living room have been removed and reinstalled many times as new layers of wallpaper were added. The coped ends were pretty damaged, and while I did save all the original picture rails I decided that it’d be much easier to just replace them. Finding a similar moulding profile in quarter sawn Fir wasn’t difficult, but I was nervous about trying to match the original dark stain.