Renovation - Industrial Warehouse #3: The Proud Pauper's Way

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Blog entry by Scott Parsons posted 02-05-2009 06:36 AM 1555 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Finally some photos. Doesn’t look like much but I have high hopes.

These are some pictures of the pine for the counter top. Heather enjoyed using the sander and did a fine job with getting the wood back to it’s original colour. Good girlfriend or what, eh?

Heather sanding the salvage pine panels.

This picture below shows the line where I did the lap joint glue up to bring the length to an overall 129”.
End to end

Here is the finishing process and the installed result.

Spraying water based floor grade gloss varathane

Still wet here.

6 coats later and still wet.

Installed now.

I'm happy with it.

Now here are some pictures of the nightmare that is the salvaged the cedar.

Originally it was this.

Cedar planks.

After milling a…few times.

Milled cedar

Now that wood are these.

Cedar doors to be.

Lastly, here are some pictures of the spruce used to make the “cabinets”. Really I just made a big frame and added panels for exteriors of which there is only one and bottoms and tops. The plugs are 3/8” walnut made from a dowel cutter and my drill.


The counter isn’t fully attached yet. I’m debating on whether or not to use some sliding button to allow movement.
Right side with panel.

This is the lower section with the counter being cutout before finishing.


Well that’s a lot of pictures but I’m caught up now.
I think I’ll look into how to get all the pictures to be smaller. Hope it wasn’t too annoying.

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#1 posted 02-05-2009 02:18 PM

coming along fine.. nice job

-- making sawdust....

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#2 posted 02-05-2009 02:18 PM

Nice effort and great uses of recycle materials. Good luck with the rest of your space…Blkcherry

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 02-05-2009 02:21 PM

I like the counter top. It looks like it is progressing.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 02-05-2009 08:26 PM

This is looking great. The finished project is going to be interesting to see.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 02-11-2009 06:05 PM

Hey Scott. Second last picture, did you cut your rabbit joint on the end with a router or a dado blade?? Just curious. Looks good.

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Scott Parsons

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#6 posted 02-11-2009 11:31 PM

Hey there Jeff, I cut the rabbit out with a dado blade and cleaned it up a bit with a wide chisel. Thanks for looking.

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