Custom clamping spacers for consistent cabinet construction
When building cabinets, I found an easy way to guarantee parallel sides that sit square to the bottom. The simple solution utilizes a pair of fence clamps and a wood spacer during cabinet assembly.
First, cut a spacer to length that equals the inside width of the cabinet. Drill a 3⁄8" hole in the edge of the spacer near each end to fit the rod of the fence clamp.
During glue-up, clamp the spacer between the sides at the open end of the cabinet. The fence clamps make it easy to clamp one end at a time. This clamp assembly holds the sides in the correct position while the glue dries.
—Steve Pietrowicz, Cresco, Penn.
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