Custom bath cabinets for 1910 craftsman house

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Project by studie posted 03-22-2014 07:01 PM 2522 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another fun project for my good friends at the 1910 craftsman house. They wanted more storage in the master bath so this is what we came up with. Left and right cabs have 3 drawers while the center one has 1 drawer and 2 doors. Made with clear mix grain Douglas fir they fit in with the rest of the house like they were there from day 1. These are the sweetest people, since I have worked for them on the other projects they are family now. They tell me what they want and I get to design some fun details. Limback lumber in Seattle has the best CMG in town and lets me take my time picking the boards so one long board makes the complete face, drawers and face frame and or doors. The box is made of 2 sided VG fir ply, the tops 5/4 VG fir and the feet (my favorite) from CMG fir. I had just started working for the carpenters union swing shift job so most of this build was done from 12AM to 4AM. Took about 3 weeks from start to finish. So glad to have my Festool tools as the track saw, Domino, MFT table and Rotex 150 made for quick and dust free work. Broke down the ply with the track saw, used the MFT to kerf the dados then the 1400 to complete the rest of the dado, no splintering the grain what so ever. The Domino for morticing the face frames and a cool trick to use the mahogany dominos to pin the drawers front and backs together, really looks cool to see the mahogany dominos in the maple drawer sides. Custom stain from the rest of the house with 4 coats of HD poly. I had fun making the feet and they stand proud of the cases by 1/4”. Hope you like them!

-- $tudie

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#1 posted 03-22-2014 08:08 PM

gee, someone i know gets to have an awful lot of fun here, but at a cost huh, those are some long hours man, but how can i feel sorry for a guy who is sporting festool tools…huh, these are beautiful , i would not expect anything different …so glad to hear from you, you stay away to long, but when you show up, your the pride of the party….take care …

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 03-22-2014 09:26 PM

Thanks Grizzzzzzzz. The union job was not a good fit for me, everyone was great but I have so many tools that make me better and can’t bring to the job so went back to the remodeling jobs on my own. With my own tools I can’t blame a problem on the tools! Plus I can say sorry about being late but I’ll leave early to make up for that. Gathering fine tools is a quest for me, new or old as long as they work well. Festool stuff is amazing but so are old hand planes. My newest is a Bosch GLL3-80 3 plane line lazer and wow! 3 360 degree lines w/ 90 degree true alignment makes Whisky sticks obsolete. Whisky stick is because the fluid in the level is and or was alcohol to keep from freezing. I hope to keep getting custom jobs like this as they are fun and push my abilities too. Keep yer stick on the ice bro!

-- $tudie

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#3 posted 03-22-2014 09:47 PM

Looking good Scot!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 03-22-2014 10:14 PM

I’m going to call my level a whiskey stick from now on. “Hand me that there whiskey stick, son.”

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#5 posted 03-22-2014 11:36 PM

Great looking work. Blends in very well.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 03-23-2014 12:31 AM

Sounds like a wonderful weaving of the right stuff!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 03-27-2014 04:14 PM

Beautiful bath cabinets! Great design and wood choice, the awesome finish really set it off especially the legs. Excellent job!

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