While there's more than one way to build a cabinet, I've seen quite a few whose construction left more than a little to be desired. Quarter-scale DonMar-Wiesing-method cabinet models are effective teaching tools that make clear the components and assembly sequence in this solid, economical, and professional system. I realize that model-building may seem a little too basic for a seasoned pro like you, but this efficient method of cabinet-making may actually present a new idea or two.

Each base or wall-hung cabinet kit includes a one-piece plastic face frame, but the other components are fashioned from 1/8-inch or 1/4-inch (thickness not to scale) birch veneer plywood. Once you complete the model, you can scale up and label individual pieces to full size for use as a construction reference. A set of both models costs about...

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