Hello all. I have enjoyed reading a lot of posts on the site and I am glad to see there are so many people out there with so much knowledge willing to share it with everyone. I am in the process of buying my first home (closing April 9th). It is an old victorian that was turned into a two unit. My wife and I are converting it back to a single family and are also updating quite a bit. We are going to do all the work ourselves. My dad was a carpenter for over 30 years and built plenty of houses so we will look to him for quite a bit of advice. One area where I am looking to save some money (and have a little fun too) is the kitchen cabinets. I have built several things over the last few years but never taken on something this big. Its exciting and a little scary as well since the cabinets are usually the focus of the kitchen. Here is my plan. we want white cabinets so I am looking for a hardwood that looks good painted for the face frames. I was thinking of completing all of the face frames before moving on to the box construction so i have more room. for the boxes i would like to use 3/4" pre finished maple plywood unless there are better suggestions. I will build each box separately and then attach the frames with a biscuit joiner (norms idea). havent gotten to the door and drawer style yet. let me know what you think so far.