Small Cabinet #3: Coming along with my cabinet.

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Blog entry by Betsy posted 01-01-2009 04:37 AM 1407 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Back to it on the cabinet. Part 3 of Small Cabinet series Part 4: Face frame on - a few firsts! »

I’m still being very careful about the size of my projects. I still need to get past the fear of hurting myself from lifting or moving something more than a gallon of milk. I’m getting there though.

So now I’m back to working on my friend’s cabinet for her Wii console. Right now I’ve got the carcass made and will be starting to work on the face frame tomorrow.

I have decided that I like finishing as I go. Sure makes getting those inside corners looking a lot better. I’m using General Finishes Cherry gel stain on the cabinet. In a good stroke of luck – I actually managed to get the color very close to the other furniture in her office.

So here’s a progress picture.


this is the prototype I made long, long ago.



As my previous posts have said, I’m going to make the feet wider and the drawer will be sized just a little smaller. I’m limited in my sizes as she wants the drawer deep enough for the Wii games to sit on their sides in the drawer and the shelf had to be low enough to allow the console to sit upright. Then of course, is the width of the cabinet itself. It has to fit in a small spot along the wall. So proportions on this project is a challenge.

Thanks for looking.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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Douglas Bordner

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#1 posted 01-01-2009 05:19 AM

Glad to see you’re moving in the right direction. Your casework is looking good.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#2 posted 01-01-2009 04:06 PM

looks great. I look to see the finished product.

-- Jerry

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