Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'cabinets'

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Lighting for Wood Cabinets in My Jack Daniel's Bar

04-10-2021 03:40 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

Cabinet lighting for wood cabinets can be challenging, especially when there are wood shelves. See how to light up a cabinet with wood shelves to provide a nice glow. I also give a tour of my Jack Daniel’s themed bar, which might give you ideas for building your own bar. Video Link—> The existing cabinet lighting in my bar display cabinets have failed so I’m replacing them. About 15 years ago I installed LED rope lights, which were a...

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Shop Cabinets #2: Wall Cabinets Done

04-08-2021 07:59 PM by JohnMcClure | 2 comments »

The wall cabinets have been finished for quite a while, but I worked fast and in a frenzy and never finished the blog. So for the record, here goes:I ended up throwing much of the design in Part 1 (link) out the window… because of windows!-Build cabinets in 8’ (ish) sections to reduce materials and laborIt turns out I had just under 6’ from the east wall to the first window; then around 13’ between windows; then exactly 6’ to the next window. So consistent cabinet widths were out!-Hang wall c...

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Small hiccup

04-03-2021 01:15 AM by Busy_dad | 0 comments »

After I picked up the tablesaw, I started cleaning it up. Getting some of the surface rust removed and cleaning up the mitre slots. The saw had an old V belt and as I started the saw it made a terrible sound. As I watched the blade come to a stop I noticed that it had a significant wobble in it. I didn’t measure it, but it was probably at least 1/8”. As I turned the blade by hand you could see that the arbor was bent. I was pretty disappointed, but I still felt that I had gotten...

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3 pc.bookcase cabinet series #8: Poly on 3 base units in 110 temps in AZ

07-30-2020 12:50 PM by oldguy2 | 0 comments »

And its time to race to put a finish on 3 large base units as quick and well as I can. Each is 16×30 x 30 and a shelf same size. So this stacking …an accidental learning …let me apply the lower level then the middle . Next the outer sides. Check it. Swap the units by lifting the underside of the shelf and those top rails and do the next. Last night about 45 minutes to do all 3 and clean up the poly and brush. I miss the oil base poly but this may be one time wher...

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3 pc.bookcase cabinet series #3: Mailboxes, Glue ups I hate, and Cabinets

06-03-2020 12:56 PM by oldguy2 | 0 comments »

Hey a new Goal for me is Don’t Post a project too early. And the whole wood covering of a metal mailbox stand was looking Okay..and I posted it. But with trim top and bottom and some filler strips. Now its ready for paint. Like about 6 coats out here in the sun of AZ. so thats a quick job but the big picture is …it was not finished. This is finished. Do a better Job….My father once said..he did not get to teach me a lot of Shop things…Why did the ...

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Wood Scraps..... to save or toss?... that is the question. #2: Let me clarify......

06-11-2019 04:05 PM by Sawdustonmyshoulder | 3 comments »

I guess I need to explain my situation a bit more with regard to these ‘scraps’.... - Mostly poplar and plywood from building custom cabinets for clients. Not a good source for bbq. - Cutting boards? See aforementioned species and lumber type. - I have a 950 sq. ft shop in which to build my projects. When you have a 110 liner feet of cabinets…. I have to go outside to turnaround. No room for a deluxe 4×8 ‘on wheels, mind you, scrape wood bin’. ...

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Before and after #1: My kitchen improvment

05-24-2018 07:19 PM by Nadia | 3 comments »

Two years ago, I bought my second home alone after my separation. Having only one salary to pay the monthly payment and little time and knowledge in the renovation, I was advised repeatedly not to buy a house, but rather to opt for a condo. My idea was made: I could not afford to buy a new house, but I had my father join and semi-retirement to help me renovate. So I made several changes and here is my cooking before and after. Contrary to what one might think, the changes are rather...

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Underway again...finally #11: Pro Football day - some progress in wood and football

11-20-2017 12:51 AM by JohnTM | 1 comment »

Let’s get the “big deal” out of the way first. After a shaky first 3 quarters, we pulled it out in the last couple of minutes. My team now has 8 wins in a row! Geaux Saints! Whew. With that taken care of, I did a bit of work both before and after the game. Before the game, I worked on strengthening the table saw stand and raising its height to what it should have been yesterday. Nothing major skill-wise. Just the usual “do and re-do” process for me as I futz m...

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Dual Miter Saw station #2: Adding the side wing cabinets

08-19-2016 03:08 AM by Tooch | 4 comments »

So my last work session saw a lot of good progress on this project, but we are far from done. I needed to finish a support cabinet on either side of each miter saw, as well as a small space to house the Oneida. Let’s start with the basic layout of the base cabinets And then we assemble and add stability: Angle brackets were made.with plywood and a pocket hole jig: A small the bottom to prevent sagging…. After the cabinet went together, it was time to atta...

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Dual Miter Saw station #1: Base cabinets and vac hookup

08-17-2016 02:22 PM by Tooch | 5 comments »

In our shop (like many) one of the most frequently used tools is the miter saw. Coincidentally, it’s also the machine that seems to make the most dust. In order to keep the dust at a minimum, it was time to upgrade our miter saw station. The plan is to purchase a second saw, and have the 2 saws share a long, connected fence. So, I started with building base cabinets to hold the saws: As I previously mentioned, dust was always a big issue in our shop. To help aid in that, I purchas...

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