Gun Cabinet #6: Top cabinet door (the big boy)

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Blog entry by AlexTelfordHasWood posted 06-26-2014 07:24 PM 1116 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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We are now approaching the end of the school year. Using the same tactics I used for the bottom cabinet doors, we constructed the frame and this worked very, very well. There was one problem though, we had the frame done, had the hinges, had the knob, but we didn’t have glass. Luckily my wood shop teacher, Mr. Santucci, lived up the road from some glass plant and after finding the dimensions he placed and order for the central glass piece. We cut the dimensions down a little in hopes that the glass piece wouldn’t fit too tight in the dados and waited for the piece to be ready. As I waited, I seized the opportunity to stain my entire project (included the new rails for the top cabinet). This part is actually pretty funny. Our school has provided us with a stain room which is great! But, do we have any form of ventilation in that room? Hell no! So, for a couple days I utilized all the time I could find to stain this baby using lacquer. But, due to the harsh nature of lacquer and no ventilation, I was in the stain room getting (in santucci’s words) high as a Georgia pine. After the project was completely stained and the glass came in, we glued the top door with the glass for in the dados. Yes my dad was still pissed.

-- "Nothing is over until we say it's over! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?!"

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