Craftsman built-ins #3: Window seat - stereo cabinet #3

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Blog entry by mountainaxe posted 11-26-2012 11:15 PM 6633 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After giving the glue a chance to set up overnight, I used today to accomplish final assembly and sanding. The top of the bench is 3/4” hardwood plywood. Of course, since the bench is longer than 8’, I had to piece the top from several sections. This was not a problem since I’m painting. The doors look great and, to my surprise, fit the bench door openings almost perfectly. I trimmed the front plywood edge with 1 3/4” pine…two pieces spliced together with a miter joint. Spent several hours sanding everything smooth, stopping with 150 grit. Installing the surface mount hinges was a snap. Here’s the final product of today’s efforts:

I want to mention at this point that most cuts were made on my radial arm saws…ripping was accomplished on my table saw. I have two RAS, side by side, which allows me to set up one for cutting (both 90 & 45 degree) and one for dadoes. Worked like a charm and cuts were straight and true.

I’m pleased with the results. Tomorrow I plan to give the bench a coat of primer.

-- Jeff, "The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me."

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