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Blog entry by GeneL posted 04-15-2010 09:43 PM 969 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been trying to get back here and post something for days now. Work is just kicking my butt at the moment.

So, this is my current project, which is nearing completion.

This is my first set of cabinets and I am pretty pleased with the result. The body of the cabinet is Russian birch plywood. (Which I got a wonderful deal on a while back.) The face frame and doors are select pine. I used pine so that it would match the wood work in the room; all of which is commercial molding stained with Minwax Golden Pecan stain.

I glued up the panels from 1×6 stock. I used a Freud raised panel bit set I got at Woodcrafters.

All that is left is the tile counter top and plumbing the sink. Probably two work sessions, but it will be at least weekend after next before I will get a chance to do much with it.

I will find a good picture of the window trim and add it to this tread. But you can see a little of one door frame in this picture.

I have some questions about wood choice that I will post to the forum in a little while.


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#1 posted 04-15-2010 10:41 PM

very nice work!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#2 posted 04-18-2010 05:30 PM

I wanted to add a picture of the door/window trim that we use in the house so people could see what I am trying to match. Here is one of the windows in the room with the cabinet.

Window Frame

The window was originally unfinished pine. The trim is reed & flute molding from Allen & Allen in San Antonio. I made the rosettes.

The rosettes were a problem, I tried making them from pine and I had to make about 10 before I got one that did not tear up. The ones in this picture are poplar. The grain has less variation from hard to soft and does not make the cutter chatter as much. If I am willing to fill a few small places with wood filler and resand them I get about 80-90% yeild. (I put the filled ones at the top of the windows, no one can tell from the floor).

Anyway, its all done with the same stain, and I wanted to cabinets to come out looking the same.

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