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Blog series by depictureboy updated 11-16-2011 01:57 PM 12 parts 38668 reads 32 comments total

Part 1: DrawerBase Design

09-08-2009 09:49 PM by depictureboy | 10 comments »

Sketchup File I would like some critique on my design so far. This is going to be the base unit of my cabinet design for an entire wall unit. My initial design goal with this is just to get the drawer height set and comfortable with that. I have tried to add the faceframe elements, but am having trouble deciding on a method to attack that. I am probably over thinking it. This is the initial unit layout for the Wall. Like I said above I am working on the base units for now, which...

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Part 2: Platform Bed Design Initial Ideas

01-19-2010 07:01 PM by depictureboy | 0 comments »

Well this is subject to change at anytime as directed by management. With some help from the forums I have been designing the platform bed for my bedroom wall unit. Below are the initial sketchup designs. I had initially thought about using a torsionbox under the mattress platform but I think I was overdesigning the bed. So I raised the supports up to the 13.5 inches of the outside frame so that the platform will be supported by them instead. The frame will be made of 6/4 oak with 2 she...

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Part 3: Lingerie Chest - Starting Design

01-21-2010 02:38 AM by depictureboy | 5 comments »

Well this is just a short post. I have started the design for the lingerie chest. Here is its picture: I used a really neat technique from an article in popular woodworking. It allowed me to do most of the figuring and layout in sketchup once I figured out some of the minor math behind it(i dont have the dividers) If you want to know how I did it let me know….i Think it turned out really nice… now I just have to design the drawerboxes and the fronts…of course all t...

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Part 4: Design Phase is Complete

01-31-2010 01:13 AM by depictureboy | 6 comments »

Well I finally have the complete design done. The total hardwood count is kind of low…so I am thinking ill revamp some things still…Maybe Ill go solid wood across the platform instead of using MDF in the middle…But other than that and the drawer webs, I think I have hardwood everywhere feasible.. Let me know what yall think

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Part 5: Raw Material has arrived.

03-05-2010 05:28 AM by depictureboy | 4 comments »

Well i got my delivery of wood tonite. YAY….its all surfaced 2 sides. But I am going to have to straightline most of it…which should be ok…its all 16 and 12 footers…most are more than 5” wide, a few are a nice 10 inches or so…I am short about 100 bd ft, but since I doubled what i needed, I should be ok…

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Part 6: Panels are together....

09-13-2010 03:42 PM by depictureboy | 0 comments »

Well I have all my panels glued up. I did pretty well considering I only have 4 clamps. I was able to get them all relatively even and glued up using my clamps and Kreg Jig. I was going to try and take them somewhere locally to have them drum sanded down, but I spent yesterday with my 603 in my hand…sweat on my brow…and now flat boards ready for assembly. Well really I have 4 more to do, but I have the panels for my crosspiece flattened, and the panels for my shelving and endbo...

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Part 7: Spray Day

10-13-2010 07:42 PM by depictureboy | 2 comments »

Well I got an HVLP sprayer from Harbor Freight. Kicking myself in the butt cause I havent gotten one sooner…several weeks of work, in several hours…sheesh… anyway here are some pics for you….. Right now I am spraying dewaxed shellac. I am trying to decide whether I will need to topcoat with poly or not…

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Part 8: Spraying is becoming better

10-27-2010 10:51 PM by depictureboy | 2 comments »

I want to thank everyone who commented on my spraying conundrums the last couple weeks… I am now adding 2 dixie cups of denatured alcohol to 1 quart (sprayer cup) of dewaxed shellac…it is going much better. I also realized that the sprayer shipped with the largest needle installed. I downgraded to the smallest and that seems to be going much better now too…. You cant see it in the picture, but the finish is super clean…I put on about 6 coats last night and yo...

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Part 9: Moving upstairs

11-22-2010 04:21 PM by depictureboy | 0 comments »

Well I finally pulled the trigger. I noticed that I was falling into the rut that I do with my code, always waiting to release until its just right…well it never gets there, you have to pull the trigger not look back and fix the little things you miss as you move forward…. So anyway with the help of a friend I was able to get the tall cabinets upstairs. I have the back on one unit and it survived the move, my wife wanted me to get the other one moved up too while I had help...

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Part 10: creeping along...howdoyado?

01-05-2011 04:15 PM by depictureboy | 0 comments »

well things are progressing, this coldness has really slowed things down alot, both just because you cant do alot when its cold, and its messed with my motivation some… anyway I have started on the drawerfronts for under the bed since I can get them inside for the glue and finish to cure as needed. here are a couple pics… dry fit first coats of finish, dry fitting in the opening

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Part 11: Home Stretch...I can see the finish line

03-28-2011 07:26 PM by depictureboy | 2 comments »

I am finally on the homestretch..things are coming together nicely now and my wife is VERY happy with me.. :) thats what really counts. Now I only have to do: Faceframes for the bridgeDrawers for inside the cabinetsDrawers for the bottom of the cabinets with drawer frontsTop Decorative molding… yay!

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Part 12: Finishing Touches

11-16-2011 01:57 PM by depictureboy | 1 comment »

I added the top cap over the weekend. It really ties everything together… I have 2 drawer fronts and 2 doors to complete and I am done. I had to restart the finishing on them because the shellac started peeling off after I started the wet sanding…so I am trying my hand at lacquer.

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