3 pc.bookcase cabinet series #10: Cabinets and more learning...Yikes

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Blog entry by oldguy2 posted 08-13-2020 02:12 PM 320 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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And this is NOT finished but I had the face frames on and ready to see the whole units in place and what it was to look like. Very close to my Vision and what we wanted for the room and all the books. So what did I learn. I put a Kreg screw thru the case and face frame on the next to last screw..&%^*&&. after 15 screws !!! clamping face frames to carcass by yourself is fun. One shelf stretcher is did that happen…more touch up from pocket screws. In the big picture we don’t like the base units apart they are about 8 feet in length so that’s ok to adjust. But A leads to B. Each counter top piece will have no overhang on the sides which I thought was decorative and center the upper shelf. Now how to trim adjust 3 panels….that will screw onto the base units. Good thing I have done 2 kitchens before and I have some base and countertop experience. And the last 2 fun items these get screwed to the wall since the one year old grandson has become the gymnast climber so this may mean plugs or fillers somewhere. All in all after all the time and outdoor sweat I am pleased with making these from my shed shop and under the canopy. If you want to see this go back in the blog and see some photos, prove to yourself you don’t need a huge shop…..Like Norm used to say at the end of his TV show..” Come On You Can Do It ”
On to adjusting plans and practice frame and panel doors….

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#1 posted 08-13-2020 02:28 PM

Looking good Hal!

For screwing to the wall, one thing I did once was to put pocket screw holes at the back edge of the top of the top shelf (above eye level) in line with the studs, then just drive a screw through there through the back edge of the top shelf, drywall, into the stud. That won’t work on your rightmost unit because you don’t have clearance to drive the screws.

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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