Laundry Room Floor Cabinet

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Blog series by Eric updated 02-24-2012 12:48 AM 4 parts 20639 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: Episode One

12-31-2011 03:58 AM by Eric | 3 comments »

For about a year now, I’ve been interested in trying my hand at building a cabinet. This summer (2011) while moving things around in the laundry room we discovered the particleboard floor cabinet in this room was beginning to crumble. My answer… Make another from particle board!!! Sorry LJs. Its my first cabinet. I’m not going to shed the bucks for a sheet of 3/4” 11-ply baltic birch on my first attempt. However, I did want to work with prefinished sheet goo...

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Part 2: Episode Two

01-06-2012 03:23 AM by Eric | 0 comments »

1/1/12 – OK. Today I finished the flat panels. I had to make a detour and build a panel cutting jig. Its worked ok for this project but I would like to build a slightly wider panel sled as a keeper. 1/2/12 – Assembled, glued-up and hinged up while waiting on dye to arrive from Rockler. 1/4/12 – Only two days of Christmas Break left. Today I built the drawer for the cabinet. I was excited to use my new Portal Cable router! My plan was to make a test draw f...

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Part 3: I hate finishing.

02-03-2012 03:35 AM by Eric | 6 comments »

2/2/12 – Groundhog Day I really don’t like finishing. It seems every time I have a project glued up and ready for final finishing, I blow it with the stain and/or top coat. THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT(so far) First I added 6 coats of Transtint dye. (Left door) I’m a first-time dye-er so I used regular water as my solvent. I suppose I could have made a stronger dye mix and saved on the number of coats. Live and learn. The right door has one additional coat of Oly...

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Part 4: Complete

02-24-2012 12:48 AM by Eric | 0 comments »

Completed project seen here:

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