Cabinet/Bookshelves #3: Can it be? I'm actually back on this project?

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Blog entry by Bermuda_Les posted 10-31-2016 07:51 PM 750 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well it’s been almost two years since I stopped work on this project. A number of things combined to get in the way, not the least of which was a sale of the property where my workshop was. This really threw me for a loop, as for well over six months I had no workshop facility at all, until I finally built a vinyl 10’ X 15’ shed (see build blog elsewhere on this site).

Then there was a pergola to build and multiple chicken coops (also on this site), and now at long last I’m back on track. Any wonder why this project has taken over six years??? Anyway, this weekend I used a pony clamp to screw the two face frames together and bolted the two base units together. Once together, I gave them a good sanding, and then stained the insides of the base units. Because the units are mahogany, I have chosen a very dark stain called Java, which looks like the commercially applied stain used in mahogany furniture. In the pictures it appears black.

Once the insides were complete, I then stained the outsides…

I will likely tackle the doors next. Planning on doing rail and stile, tongue and groove doors. Hopefully pics of that progress next week.

-- Making sawdust in Bermuda. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it!

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#1 posted 11-01-2016 12:41 AM

Hello Les,

Good to see you are up and into it again.
Now with all of the number of things getting in the way the hurricane didn’t rate a mention?

The cabinet is progressing well !!.

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 11-01-2016 10:19 AM

Hi Rob…

Yeah that ol’ hurricane was just one more distraction, in that I needed to repair the workshop! But hopefully now I can make steady progress. Thanks for checkin’ in on me!

-- Making sawdust in Bermuda. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it!

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