Kitchen Cabinets #7: Whoops

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Blog entry by Dan Lyke posted 03-09-2009 05:10 PM 8039 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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With Yardbirds going out of business, I bought a bunch of stuff to run some new electrical (although even with the discount their wire was no cheaper than other sources, so I had to pick and choose), and in the process of picking conduit paths through the garage I cleaned out the shop.

So yesterday I milled a whole bunch of wood into door frames. I’d picked up a bunch of eastern hard maple off of Craigslist, random sizes, about 5’; lengths, so I took the ones closest to my door frame size and milled ‘em from 13/16” down to 3/4” and ripped them down to 2 1/4”. I started laying them out for where they went on the cabinets, making sure that the grain continued from one door into another, when I realized that I was doing it wrong: The grain should also continue between adjacent parallel elements.

Whoops. Don’t know how it took me that long to figure that out. So now I have a bunch of milled materials, only half of which I’ll be using for the purpose I milled ‘em for, but if I take another smidgen off they’ll make good shelf edges, and the resulting thin strip will be good for edging other plywood.

And I generated a monster bucket o’ sawdust for the garden:

Bucket of sawdust

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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