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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 06-29-2016 01:23 AM 1053 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 32: Any Guesses? Part 33 of Current Project series Part 34: Triangle desk »

I think I’ve been using this particular series function wrong. I’m going to try it this way and see how it goes.

This is a rehab of a shelf I built way back when. Follow along if you like, by watching this post. When I’m done I’ll post it as a finished project with appropriate details.

We are currently freshening up our bathroom which gave me the opportunity to remove this shelf and give it some TLC.

[Above] This gives you an idea of where I’m starting. I’ll post my progress as replies to this post, so watch this thread if you want to keep up with it.

The project is posted here: [link]

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!



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CFrye

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#1 posted 06-29-2016 06:53 AM

Looks great from here, Dave. What are your plans for it?

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 06-29-2016 10:54 AM

Good question!

[Above] I’m adding doors to hide the contents of the two middle shelves. I had pieces already cut out for this purpose, but for some reason they were a bit too short, so I glued a narrow strip to one of the panels.

[Above] Instead of buying hinges, I’m using brass pins. Here I’m drilling a hole in the end of the door. Then install the pins.

[Above] Now I’m drilling the receiving hole for the pins in the body of the shelf unit. A brass washer will keep it from rubbing on the wood.

[Above] A little block of wood also gets a hole to hold the bottom door pins. I use two washers as a spacer and to reduce friction.

[Above] The doors are on and ready for paint. I’m going to add knobs and do a few other things so stay tuned.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#3 posted 06-29-2016 03:39 PM

Here I’ve glued on a piece on the top shelf. I’m doing this to add proper hanging hardware.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#4 posted 06-29-2016 06:17 PM

And here my helper has put some primer on the new parts.

(I can explain)

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#5 posted 06-29-2016 11:57 PM

Well, not the usual format of blog posts!! Though it’s probably more efficient keeping them all in one post.

Anyway, the cabinet is looking great! I was going to suggest using frosted glass panels in the doors, to add a bit of elegance, but you’ve almost got the project done already! So never mind….....!

Looking forward to the finished cabinet!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#6 posted 07-01-2016 01:29 PM

The project is posted here: [link]

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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