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Blog series by EdsCustomWoodCrafts updated 09-28-2017 06:06 PM 13 parts 7099 reads 0 comments total

Part 1: Sketchup Design

09-27-2017 03:57 AM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 0 comments »

Before I started any sizeable project I always create a 3D model of it and for that I used Sketchup Make. As you can see alot of dimensional lumber and plywood is used in this build

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Part 2: Materials

09-27-2017 04:01 AM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 0 comments »

Materials list for this project are: 2×2 (legs)1×2 (pine) for the frame and panel construction4×8x3/4 plywood ( used basic sanded pine since it was going to be painted2×4x1/4” plywood ( for the drawer panels and cabinets door panels2×4 ( for the counter top)CastersDrawer slides ( used basic euro style slides)

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Part 3: Making the side panels

09-27-2017 04:08 AM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 0 comments »

Here you see the 2×2 legs with the 1×2 stretchers attached … I used pocket hole joinery to attach everything Here you see the plywood panels attached to the frame, nothing fancy here basically screwed the panels to the frame and countersucked the holes and plug them with wood dowels

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Part 4: Back Panel

09-27-2017 04:12 AM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 0 comments »

Here is the back panel basically the same construction method except for a couple of things 1. dimensions of the panel are wider2. There is no keg assembly on this panel as I will be using pocket screws to attach it together to the side panels Here you see all the pocket holes placed so I can just screw the back panel into the thecleft and right sides

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Part 5: Dry assembly of Back and sides

09-27-2017 04:19 AM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 0 comments »

These 2 pictures just show me doing a test run on clamping up everything and squaring the mating pieces.. I made a couple of right angle clamps with holes in them and they kept everything nice and square In this picture I placed the front stretcher for a couple of reason I want to keep the front square to the back and the stretcher defines the 2 drawers that I will be putting in later on. I receded the stretcher so that it was flush with front frame so I used my chisels to ...

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Part 6: The Base

09-27-2017 04:30 AM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 0 comments »

I’m not sure where I put all the construction pics of the base but it’s as follows Plywood panel with a pine edge band , I used biscuit to joint the panel to the pine 1×2.. and then added more pocket holes to the ends of the 1×2 … then I just secured the base to the side and back assembly’s Here is a close up pic of the base ( sorry about that)

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Part 7: Shelf

09-27-2017 04:47 AM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 0 comments »

Here you can see that I placed a dado about 12” up from the bottom and also placed another stopped dado on the other side so as that the shelf can slide right as you can see in the pic below .. I added glue and actually placed a couple of pocket holes on the bottom side of the shelf so I could add a mechanical fastener to add some more rigidity ( never did that before but it worked really well The customer wants to have a wine rack on this shelf so I made a portable one

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Part 8: A little video

09-27-2017 05:04 AM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 0 comments »

Here is a little video I made to show the customer what I have done to this point.. I’m not a pro at making video but this was just an informal video that I made to show some of the progress and a general direction of where the project is heading Video is here

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Part 9: Drawer Slides & Drawer Assembly

09-27-2017 05:30 AM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 0 comments »

Anytime in the past when I have included drawers in a project I usually have internal structures inplace to just screw drawer slides onto but on this occasion I was building 2,drawers with no dividing wall to screw into .. so after researching this I found these face frame sockets .. you just attach them to the back of the cabinet and slide the drawer slides into them.. problem solved DRAWER CONSTRUCTION I made the drawers out some 1×12 pine I had lying around and tried som...

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Part 10: Shaker Style Doors

09-27-2017 05:39 AM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 0 comments »

I really love shaker style doors.. in fact any kind of joint that doesn’t need mechanical fasteners are my favourite but obviously are always appropriate For tips of you that don’t know how to make them here is a link

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Part 11: Towel Rack

09-27-2017 05:52 AM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 0 comments »

To be honest I planned on just buying a towel rack but couldn’t find one that really fit what I was looking for so here I go again ” a project within a project” I used some of the 2×2 I had leftover from the legs.. then I used my palm router to to chamfer both ends of the 6” piece Next I drill a 1” hole so I could slide my 18” dowel through .. and then I needed to drill another hole in the actual 1” dowel so as that I could add a 3/8”...

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Part 12: Island Frame work Complete

09-27-2017 06:05 AM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 0 comments »

There are a few items in this video that I didn’t include in the blog entries such as the moulding I created for the outside panels of the island You can see the video here

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Part 13: Drop Leaf Glue up

09-28-2017 06:06 PM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 0 comments »

I needed to go shopping for more clamps ( it’s true never have enough) so I decided to buy 4 of the Bessey H style pipe clamps $80 or so later I am back in the shop doing test run with the new clamps and they didn’t fail.. as a side note I found this YouTube video on the use of cauls and pvc pipe so it used it The idea is to apply pressure accross the end grain of the panel using cauls so I put 2 cauls under the end grain and 2 over the end grain thus keeping the panel from ...

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