Cabinet Progress #13: Down to the Wire

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Blog entry by gizmodyne posted 05-19-2007 06:28 PM 3773 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Good times

Let's Get Ready To Rumble!!!! (Poly)

Time for the last coat before work. Luckily it goes on smooth.

T - 8 Hours

Mission assemble the cabinets and attach face frames.

We decided to atttach the frame to the cabinet that needed a flush edge first. Then screw the second cabinet to this assembly.

Don't worry OSHA.. This is a staged shot. Actual brad nailing involved safety glasses

We used basic brads to attach the face frames.

The assembly of the cabinets. Chicago Drill received as a gift. It drills.

T - 5 Hours

Time to install the drawers. Since we are using 32 mm slides on face frames I needed to add spacers to bring the slides out flush/or slightly proud of the face frames.

Dorkin' out with the planer.. Hey! I was tired.

Attaching the spacers with brads

Attaching the slides along the bottom provides an easy reference point and minimizes the visual impact of the slide

They actually worked. My first time ever installing metal slides. Math.. Who knew?

Proud slide installer. (You would think I launched a rocket or something)

We shimmed the drawer fronts and then used a brad nailer per my instructor. I will go back later with pan head screws. I put a lot of brads in there.

Installing the drawer faces.

We love the grain!

T - 3

Time to install the doors. Face mount hinges simplified installation.

One down.. Two to go...

T - 90 Minutes

Three doors down, and time for the latches and pulls.

Installing brass cupboard catches

We love the self centering drill bits. The hardware went on smoothly.

T - 40 Minutes

Oh. Yeah.. Done..

My friend Marc came in the nick of time to help me carry it to class. He took one final photo.


Closing time

When we arrived at school they were closing up. We wheeled the cabinet into place.

Next time.. The Contest. (Would we be disqualified for late arrival?)

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#1 posted 05-19-2007 09:16 PM

Great work. You guys have a great partnership.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 05-20-2007 12:42 AM

Thanks Wayne. We are lucky that way.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#3 posted 05-20-2007 02:00 AM

It turned out really nice. One can tell the work that was put into this one. It must be extra rewarding to be able to share the work and the success with your wife. Congratulations on a beautiful job.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#4 posted 05-20-2007 02:12 AM

it’s gorgeous…. ... did you arrive in time??? Come on… I’m on holidays…. I can’t take it ;)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#5 posted 05-20-2007 05:16 AM

Giz, a great job at the bell on this one though! Good Luck!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#6 posted 05-20-2007 05:07 PM

Thanks for the support Os, Debbie, and PanamaJack… I am in the process of writing the next blog.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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