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Laundry Wall cabinets #2: Waiting and planning or "I hate Drywall"

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Blog entry by HamS posted 11-24-2011 10:24 PM 1209 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: The planning and design Part 2 of Laundry Wall cabinets series Part 3: Finished the Plan, work starts this weekend »

I have decided to use this project to really try to learn sketchup and make real plans (for a change). That took a little more than I thought and I would not call myself fully cognizant of all the features of sketchup, but I have a workable model now and am refining the designs before I actually get to cutting lumber. I am using a method of construction I call frame and skin. It is something I developed( I am SURE it is not totally original) when making walls for stage sets. The walls need to be moved and a tubafore wall is just too heavy. I started building wall panels from 1×2 white wood frames with skins of luan glued to the frame. You can make panels that can then be bolted together or fastened with drywall screws. For my cabinets I am planning to make the frames of 1×2 maple that have been drying for four years in the barn. One of the real advantages of glueing the panels up is that you can make them dead square without working real hard at it by using a pilot trim bit in the router using a plywood form with the factory square corner.

The “I hate drywall” comment is because I really should be finishing the mudding so the wall is smooth enough to hang the cabinets. It is much more relaxing to sit here, watch football and post on the computer. I bought some firewood yesterday and have to go haul one of the loads back. I think it will be four loads in my sons S-10. I will talk about that in another post there is a bit of a wood gloat there as well.

I did order the saw blade so I am waiting for it to arrive from Rockler.

-- My mother named me Hamilton, I have been trying to earn my nickname ever since.



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#1 posted 11-25-2011 08:23 PM

I know what you mean I hate doing drywall. I like the look after though. I have a secret weapon when it comes to drywall.

My sister had a roof that wouldn’t stop leaking. She had it replaced three times within a 10 year period. Still water came in and no one could figure out why. She spent that 10 years propping up ceiling sheetrock and re-taping it. She became an amature expert. She’s meticulous. She eventually solved her problem with a metal roof.

Whenever I have some of this stuff to do on another job or currently at home as I’m doing a total remodel over time, I call her. My sister the sheetrock taper. Oh, she paints it too. She’s faster and better at both of them than I am. Lets me move on to wood stuff that needs to be done.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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