The road to cabinetmaking excellence is littered with part failure. The miscues that can send a part to the reject bin instead of cabinet assembly are many and varied. Sometimes the rush to complete a task leads to a botched part. Other times, not adhering to routine maintenance schedules of equipment and tooling rears its ugly head. Even when a flubbed part can be corrected it usually comes with a price: extra handling, additional labor, possibly more machine time, and more than likely time lost against the deadline. Not convinced? Then find out for yourself by doing some of the following dont’s. Making heaping piles of scrap without really trying is easy! Just follow the waste producing tips below.