Cabinet Progress #18: Organizing the Disaster

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Blog entry by gizmodyne posted 02-08-2009 12:13 AM 1648 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So the doors were on, but what a fright inside.

I made the shelves out of vertical grain fir plywood ….

with edge glued lips of solid fir.

I read once that leaving the fronts thicker adds strength to the shelf.

My new Rockler pin jig in action

Antique brass shelf pins….

Shelves installed. The top is only 12” wide. Finish: Shellac and poly.

So much better. Wife is happy.

Next time… The upper cabinet door repairs.


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

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#1 posted 02-08-2009 12:44 AM

very nice I don’t trust those little metal holders but have them in some cases myself,well done.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#2 posted 02-08-2009 12:53 AM

Looks good, Giz. Can I ask you what you are using for stain on the fur? I have a 1906 home and I am beginning to restore the fir. Not sure what to use. I have replaced the rest of the wood in the home with Quartersawn white oak and am debating what direction to take. Any help would be appreciated!

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#3 posted 02-08-2009 02:10 AM

Nice job, Giz. This is a major reorg of the cabinet. Now you can actually get to things in there.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 02-08-2009 02:32 AM

nice job, what a huge difference! thats a nice finish.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#5 posted 02-08-2009 02:56 AM

looking good bud, wait until she wants slide outs it never stops


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#6 posted 02-08-2009 04:01 AM


I made a video on the exact topic.

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

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