Building my miter bench #3: Cabinets are complete.

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Blog entry by CooperK posted 05-04-2014 05:25 PM 2483 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: The first cabinets. Part 3 of Building my miter bench series Part 4: Drawers complete »

After a few minor changes to the layout the cabinets are complete. Time to and conect the benches together. Things are moving pretty slow but I’m working with a bad wing. At least its getting done.

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#1 posted 05-04-2014 07:38 PM

Looking good.

I see you working the 6’ level. In Florida, garage floors are sloped towards the door (by code). It’s been like this a long time.

Your floor would be sloped with the high point to the left as viewing in the photo. Since your level is showing, I wonder if you built each cabinet side for its specific location, and each gets a bit bigger moving left to right, or did you shim the cabinets, or did you follow the slope of the floor, and are using the level,as a straight edge?

There is also the possibility that your garage floor is level. (Not sloping towards the door to allow water to shed out.)

I would probably just follow the slope, and try for straight, not worrying about level, there may be a time or two I’d regret it, but not very often.

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#2 posted 05-04-2014 07:41 PM

Love how you steambent that wall.. just kidding, wide angles do that. That’s one long bench! What else are you putting in/on it?

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#3 posted 05-04-2014 11:09 PM

As of now I’m just using the level as a straight edge. The floors have very little slope so I’m only concerned with the bench being straight. I was hoping to get more done today but I’m working on the ducting for the dust collection and patching some drywall on the wall behind the bench. I’m not putting anything other than the saw on the bench. I made it long since I need the storage and it’s nice to be able to work with longer pieces of wood on the bench.

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