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Large cubby project - Paint or assemble cabinets first?

Posted by jeffreyropp (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 3, 13 at 14:18

I just finished my first bookshelf project using pocket hole joinery and a Kreg jig and found that painting the cabinets was very time consuming - especially so since I used oil base paint which takes forever to dry.

For my next project, I'm considering painting all of my pieces first once cut.

Good idea?


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RE: Large cubby project - Paint or assemble cabinets first?

You can prime stuff before fabricating, and if you're careful not to paint anywhere glue needs to go, you could put on a first finish coat before assembly, which will help with interiors of casework, but it's going to need a final coat after hole-filling on your moldings.

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