Built-In Ironing Board Cabinet #1: Rabbets, dadoes and countersunk screw holes

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Blog entry by Chuck McIntyre posted 07-08-2015 10:48 PM 1151 reads 1 time favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Not a lot accomplished on the ironing board cabinet this week. I managed to get the panels stained and 4 applications of wiping varnish (3 parts poly to 1 part mineral spirits) done over the weekend. Between coats of wiping varnish each piece was lightly sanded with 400 grit. They are smooth as glass!

After getting through the finishing I got the rabbets cut in the top and bottom panels to accept the sides as well as dadoes to accept the divider. I also got dadoes cut in the right side panel and divider to accept the shelves. Finally, I got screw holes drilled to countersink screws to put it all together.

Tonight I plan to get the rabbets routed out in the top, bottom and side panels to accept the back.

-- Wood is a gift from God that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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