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Blog series by Jake updated 11-10-2014 09:20 AM 6 parts 9713 reads 29 comments total

Part 1: Stumped on a double-blind corner, out of ideas

12-09-2013 09:56 PM by Jake | 13 comments »

Hey everyone. I am fairly new to woodworking – only done a few serious projects but I have been lurking around LJ for a few months and you guys have been awesome, given me a lot of courage to try out new things. I have set up shop in our 300sqft ground floor and I plan to tackle my woodworking as a business, rather than a hobby. I won’t be selling anything any time soon – but for me looking at it as a business first really pushes to look at the best possible options. Because...

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Part 2: Finishing a countertop (2" slab of Iroko)

12-11-2013 07:31 AM by Jake | 6 comments »

Hello again Firstly, thank you again to all of the people who replied in the first entry, you guys helped to expand my view of this project. Especially big thanks to MacB who is an unexpected gift from above, he is helping me design my new kitchen. And when I say help I mean that he is designing something for me out of the kindness of his heart and all I have to do for now is to stay out of the way.. That is so unreal and unexpected, the community here in LJ is absolutely amazing. Now w...

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Part 3: Thank you MacB!

01-24-2014 06:30 AM by Jake | 1 comment »

Firstly, I would like to re-start with the project by giving a huge thanks to mr MacB! http://lumberjocks.com/MacB and also the community here in LJ, but Mr MacB gets the main credit here. I don’t know if I can give out his name, so let’s call him Mr HeartofGold. Can you believe it, here I was stumped like you wouldn’t believe with my double blind corner and here comes along a guy who doesn’t know anything about me and offers to help me with drawings. I’ll be ...

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Part 4: Installing upper cabinetry

01-27-2014 05:55 AM by Jake | 6 comments »

Nothing much to say, finally managed to get the upper cabinetry up, from scratch to end product took me 1 week. Details cut: Painting and lacquering the parts: Drilling the pin holes for shelves: Cabinetry glued and screwed together (upside down): Since I did not know what was behind the sheetrock I was a bit worried because I did not know if I can put them up on the walls or not. So I had to check.. Good news was, I had a 1/2” piece of particle board put behind there ...

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Part 5: Closing in on the last steps

02-10-2014 05:44 AM by Jake | 0 comments »

Alright, been a while since I last posted anything. Not much to say except that I am one arrogant PITA to myself… I am kind of pissed at myself for taking on a project of that magnitude :D. After all the hours I have put in, it would have been cheaper to buy some higher end cabinets. But alas, even if I did, they would have not been as durable as these 3/4 baltic birch bad boys. But I am sure it will all be well worth it in the end. Some pics about the project then: Damn, some...

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Part 6: Making doors

11-10-2014 09:20 AM by Jake | 3 comments »

First off, lets start my establishing that i have the best, most understanding wife ever. I installed the cabinetry and had the plumber install my sink on the 20th of February this year, after which I was to make the doors and shelves in short order…. well…. with the 2” slab of hardwood counter top, pine or fir wouldn’t cut it for the doors, and oak was expensive, in addition i had to finish up my thesis for my university and had other projects, so I knew it was going ...

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