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That OddLots Ad #1: What the boss wanted...

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 09-07-2018 11:19 PM 500 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok…We have a local store..sells close-outs and other items…and some furniture stuff. Boss saw a cabinet she liked..and brought home an ad for it…

Hmmm…ok, and she wants me to build a version? Because it isn’t the right size….went to the store, with camera and a tape measure in hand..had to go back across the freshly sealed parking lot, to get a pen and paper…this is what I found…

Hmmm..it only stands 36” tall? length is what she wants..at 54”. Drawers?

Fake. Ok, we can do that….full length frame & panel door. Top?

Don’t think I will use the metal corner details….or a top that is 3” thick….bottom shelf is also that thick…and sits on four little 3” high blocks…..

We can do a better job. Boss wants this to be 41” tall….and is out shopping for a “fireplace insert” (electric)..so far, most have been around $200…..OddLots only wants $100 more for the entire cabinet?

Well did a deal with a friend of mine…and brought home some 1×6 Ash planks..

Started with 4 planks…at almost 12’ long, they were a tad too long to haul in my van, let alone work with in the shop..did have some decent grain, though..

Ok…needed to make two end panels…3/4” x 15” x 41”, or something close to that. Some of these planks were a bit too long…too much waste. chose the five shortest out of the 8…and hauled them to the shop…

Part one. Stay tuned for the next exciting episode….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use



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lew

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#1 posted 09-08-2018 12:37 AM

I know yours will be many times nicer and many times less expensive!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Rick Dennington

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#2 posted 09-08-2018 02:29 PM

Ain’t it nice when a plan comes together…? I like the Ash you picked out much better than the one in the store that you took a picture of….!!! Like lew said, your’s will be much nicer, and better built….I’ve seen your work…...!!

-- " At my age, happy hour is a 2 hour nap".....!!

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