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Blog series by Ken90712 updated 01-31-2016 03:56 PM 6 parts 8037 reads 89 comments total

Part 1: Phase II

12-02-2015 09:43 AM by Ken90712 | 15 comments »

So I started Phase II this weekend. I wasn’t happy with the shoe moulding on the bottom. When I was sanding I had a black streak of sap wood appear. I made a 2nd layer of moulding which I think added to the visual interest. I cut, routered and mounted the butcher block top to the base unit. Cut all the 22.5 angles and glued up the vertical stiles. Started the layout for the upper cabinet today. I cut all the rails and I’m getting ready to cut the rabbets for the back ...

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Part 2: Phase 3 taking shape.

12-04-2015 03:26 PM by Ken90712 | 10 comments »

It’s phase 3 and it is starting to look like a cabinet lol. We got the top, bottom and shelf in and secured. Made the arched lower rail as well. The supports for under the shelf have been made and glued/nailed in and need to be sanded. Blondie didn’t want pins or adjustable shelves. Her cabinet right lol. The center stile has been fitted but needs sanding and pocket holed. I have rough cut and fit the back into the rabbet as well. Today the crown moulding will be g...

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Part 3: Phase IV Crown moulding

12-06-2015 04:51 PM by Ken90712 | 17 comments »

Phase IV This phase consisted of sanding and installing the center stile for the upper cabinet. Then I needed to make some small supports for the back of the shelf’s, to ensure there would be no sagging over the yrs. l then filled in the Brad nails holes and sanded some more. Now to the Crown Moulding which I love doing. With that said, we all know it can be very time consuming to get it right. Because we chose to make a Neo-angle cabinet, we had a few more cuts at 22.5 degrees com...

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Part 4: Making the Raised Panel doors.

12-20-2015 09:07 PM by Ken90712 | 11 comments »

As Christmas quickly approaches I’ve been scrambling to get 12 cutting boards order’s done along with working. Southern California has been colder than normal for the last cpl weeks. Of course, I realize were spoiled and it’s not really cold compare to other areas. We have been in the low 40’s and 50’s thus creating the salad bowl finish taking alot longer to set up than normal. I was forced to bring the boards inside the sports room to finish them up. Blondi...

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Part 5: Doors fitted, seal coat & staining. #5

01-16-2016 03:50 PM by Ken90712 | 13 comments »

Hard to believe it’s been almost a month since my last post. I didn’t get as much shop time as I hoped through the holidays. Working for a shipping company, I ended up working the holidays because of extra flights and work assigned to the Aircraft. No complaints though, it allows me to buy tools…It’s why we work right? The panels of the doors got a 50/50 mix of seal coat and denatured alcohol and lightly sanding with 220 grit, then stain before assembly. We came up...

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Part 6: Home stretch, few details left

01-31-2016 03:56 PM by Ken90712 | 23 comments »

Well between work, cutting boards and chores I’ve finally made it too the home stretch of Blondie’s Martini cabinet. I got both backs mounted to the upper and lower cabinets, I mounted, drilled and ran the wires for the LED lighting. I didn’t like the silver bars even though there small, so I made thin maple stripes to cover them. I stained and finished then glued them to the lights, much better look. Mounted the other door handles, they are pewter martini glasses, th...

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