Garage Cabinet #2: Slowly but slowly

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Blog entry by jakeprater posted 02-04-2014 07:47 PM 2076 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This morning, rather than exercising or actually studying for school, I went back to the garage to try to knock out the shelf. I was out there for about 45 minutes, and came in at 1:00 pm. I went out at 8:30. So my day was pretty well shot. I’ll hit the books this afternoon, take a test, and hopefully not fail.

Here you can see I’ve got the face frame attached. I like to use dowels to help me keep everything aligned – plus I’m a little cheap, so I don’t want to get a plate joiner or a pocket-hole jig unless I can get it for – well – basically FREE.

Anyway, the face frame is on, and the angled corners are on as well. I couldn’t work out a good way to dowel on the corner pieces, so I used my pin nailer to secure them until the glue dries.

The face frame and trim are mostly wood from an old ammo pallet I picked up at work, after planing it comes it at just under .75”. I did do a little filler work on some nail holes, since the plug cutter I bought seems to just want to burn the wood, even running at 900 RPMs…..... The package said “not more than” 1250. Oh well, i’ll figure it out eventually.

I also installed the strong back – I’m just not sure about hanging this thing – it’s HEAVY, so doing it by myself will be a lot of fun. My wife will probably come out and film it, but as for actually helping…...

I still have to install a bottom cleat under the first shelf, then the back and the molding on the ends. If I want it to really match the cabinets in the rest of the house, I’ll need to add some top molding, but I think that can wait for a bit (maybe indefinitely). I have to figure out how to copy the molding in the house with my Stanley 55, so there will probably be more to follow on that.

As a parting note, I don’t recommend using a propane tank as a bench, a place to set your tools, or as a work support – they tip over pretty easily when they’re empty.

-- All this sawdust.......wait........ what happened to my board???

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#1 posted 02-05-2014 12:28 AM

its coming along nicely!!!

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#2 posted 02-06-2014 05:39 AM

The cabinet is looking very nice!

Waiting indefinitely is surely the best course of action. It takes me about 2-4 weeks to finish any given project, it takes me anywhere from 6 months and up to put the finishing touches on. :D

-- Measure twice, cut once, cut again for good measure.

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