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Wall Unit Project #4: Counter installation

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Blog entry by DS posted 03-08-2013 05:31 PM 1055 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I got the countertop scribed to the wall and installed last night. It was a nice fit and no caulking was needed.

On weeknights I can get 2 to 3 hours of shop time after dinner and I was particularly tired when I got home from work.

With about an hour left in me, I started cutting and assembling the floating shelves that go above the counter.

Part of me feels that if I had more clamps I could’ve put all six of them together before bedtime.

By 10pm I was out of clamps and out of energy.

This weekend should see lots of progress on this project.

I am trying to order a no-wipe stain in the same Bombay Mahoganey color. Even though my local supplier mixes Minwax colors, the Polyshades colors are not in his formulary. This might become a challenge.

More to come—stay tuned.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251



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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 03-08-2013 06:09 PM

Looking good!

When does the BIG TV go in???

I’ve got popcorn already popping!!!
I wanna watch a movie!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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DS

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#2 posted 03-08-2013 06:15 PM

My wife and I can’t agree on the Mosaic panel pattern.

I keep pushing for a “bulge” illusion in natural maple, but she won’t have it.

I figure I can rotate the grain 90 degrees for light and dark patterns. (Vertical grain = light color, horizontal grain = dark color) Maple is like that—changing brightness depending on the angle the light hits it.

If I can get all my supplies before the end of the day, there’s a chance this is nearly completed by Monday.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 03-08-2013 06:24 PM

I can’t imagine why she is against that. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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stefang

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#4 posted 03-08-2013 07:37 PM

Your project is looking real good so far. My philosophy is ‘don’t mess with wife if you want a happy life’.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 03-08-2013 07:39 PM

I agree… Pay attention to your wife… LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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DS

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#6 posted 03-08-2013 10:10 PM

Well, I got my door hinges, magnetic touch latches and the no-wipe stain.
(Asta la vista polyshades!)

Looks like all systems are go for launch this weekend—as long as all this rain doesn’t spoil the plans.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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Dave

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#7 posted 03-10-2013 08:53 PM

Looking very nice.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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