today I tried to make up some ground after traveling for 3 days. I decided to hit the small cabinet again and try to fix some of the issues with the cabinet. The first thing we did was frame off the side of the lower cabinet that is bowed out. Then we took a belt sander with 100 grit sand paper and sanded it flat.This helped flatten the outside of the lower cabinet. As you can see from the pictures the areas that are sanded are the high spots and the areas that still have paint are the low spots. I will know when it is flat when all the paint is gone.
Then we focused on the upper cabinet. There was a chunk of wood chipped out of the back edge. We ended up using a router to cut out the bad area and squared out the hole made by the router. We then cut a piece of wood just a little oversized and glued in place to sit over night. Once the glue is dry I will sand it flush and use wood filler to fill any gaps that may be present.