Okay, I am done cutting wood for a while. I’ve had about enough of that! Time to start sanding and staining so all these pieces of cabinets are out of the way and I have room to work on more parts. There is wood everywhere!
Here is what I finished up today…
This is the casing for the upper shelves that sit atop the drawers. It is ginormous! So I’ll be staining it before I glue it all together. This is the back of it facing up. The hardest part was fine-tuning the joints so that it all fits snugly. I was carrying those big doubled up shelves back and forth to the garage and they are heavy! I’m looking pretty buff now from the workout I’ve been getting.
This is the molding for the top with a little slot for the rabbet on the plywood. The molding that I’m using on this thing is simply a 45 slice off the corner of a board. I wanted very simple lines on this thing. (I know I need to sand out those saw marks. My saw is really wonky.)
And the molding to go on the bottom. (Don’t mind all the loose pieces, nothing is attached yet.)
So sanding questions…
OMG I have so much sanding to do. I already have a little palm sander – will that suffice? Or should I do it by hand with a block? What grits should I be using? I need to make a run to the store and get a ton of this stuff. While I’m doing all the sanding I’ll be making up some test boards with the finish. I seem to have a lot of scrap lying around!
Thanks for looking!