A look at the tools and materials needed to build a typical Conestoga RTA cabinet

10 thoughts on “Assembly Tools & Materials: What you need

      1. We do not use screws in the cabinet backs any longer. Our assembly guy thought it was overkill and added nothing. We just use conestoga’s pin and glue method. 3 years now with no issues!

  1. In this video you talk about brad nailer and 1″, 18 gauge brads, however on one of your more recent videos, you state you have gone to the narrow crown staples in 18 gauge. So, can either be used?

    1. Hey Duane, thanks for your comment/question. Yes, you can certainly use either. Wood glue is going to hold the cabinet together, so the brads/staples are just helping to keep everything in place for the glue to set.

  2. Hi,
    I have a question about supplies for inset cabinets. I feel like when I watched this video (or another one? but can’t seem to locate it now), there was a special mention of a specific tool/guide that was needed or helpful specifically for building inset door style cabinets? Pretty sure I saw it here, but can’t seem to locate that now. Any help or thoughts on what that was? thanks!

    1. Hey Mike, Thanks for your question. I believe you’re referencing the Blum Platemate jig. Unfortunately, we don’t sell this item directly, but a quick web search will lead you to many online resellers. If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to your Cabinet Coach directly for the fastest response. Have a great day!

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