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Big cabinet for the new home #6: Its done! Wrap up, "Once you go black......"

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Blog entry by Lalen posted 08-03-2018 04:51 PM 2577 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Spread over three months, this thing is finally done. Quite the adventure and I learned a lot. Just wanted to share some final in-use pictures and thank those who gave input. One bit of feedback early on led me to the change of the doors from 6 top to bottom to 12 with a small upper and a lower door. I also put 3 hinges on the lower door to ensure it is well supported over time. (middle one is off center so it won’t interfere with the shelf.)

For those who expressed interest in how I would make the doors… hopefully I shared enough, but the main thing I did is used the router bit set and youtube video instructions from Sommerfeld’s Tools for Wood. (link in the last blog entry)

One thing that will come back to haunt me if we ever decide to paint this another color is I used black silicone caulk to ‘glaze’ in the glass. Too late I thought about the fact you cant paint that stuff!... Ive always heard that once you go black, you cant go back. Not sure what that means ;-) but in this case it applies.

Additional pictures in my project post. Thanks again for looking and the feedback along the way.





-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta



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Don Broussard

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#1 posted 08-03-2018 07:44 PM

The glossy black is stunning on that cabinet, especially with the white dishes inside. The millwork and glass work looks great!

BTW, I think you made a good decision to use a short and tall door, instead of one very tall door.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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Lalen

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#2 posted 08-03-2018 09:29 PM

thanks so much Don.


The glossy black is stunning on that cabinet, especially with the white dishes inside. The millwork and glass work looks great!

BTW, I think you made a good decision to use a short and tall door, instead of one very tall door.

- Don Broussard


-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta

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#3 posted 08-03-2018 09:43 PM

Hello Lalen,

The final product looks very good, congratulations.

I have been away for a while and missed your Project post until my return today.

In regard to using silicone caulk to ‘glaze’ in the glass, I thought Marc had covered this in one of his videos, but upon checking could not find the exact session so I have added this link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFCAu1RSbNE

A little late for this project but something to think about for your next project with panel doors.

Also I cannot find any references to it but I think there is now a product available that you can use to make silicon paintable.

Keep up the good work !!

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 08-04-2018 01:17 AM

That is flat out impressive. Must have been a serious big job.

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Lalen

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#5 posted 08-04-2018 03:29 AM

Thanks Rob,

Yes, he has A process where he cuts a groove, then he sells some strips of a rubber keeper to hold the glass in. I almost did that, but we wanted to have the divided panes and small panels of glass. Wasn’t sure if I could cut those grooves in the small pieces that cross the middle.

The video you sent was good learning too,

Thanks for taking the time to give me feedback! I didn’t put the screws I. The doors and they seem plenty strong!


Hello Lalen,

The final product looks very good, congratulations.

I have been away for a while and missed your Project post until my return today.

In regard to using silicone caulk to ‘glaze’ in the glass, I thought Marc had covered this in one of his videos, but upon checking could not find the exact session so I have added this link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFCAu1RSbNE

A little late for this project but something to think about for your next project with panel doors.

Also I cannot find any references to it but I think there is now a product available that you can use to make silicon paintable.

Keep up the good work !!

- robscastle


-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta

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robscastle

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#6 posted 08-04-2018 07:32 AM

Lalen,

I found the actual Marc Sommerfeld Video using the rubber strips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp5oaSZj8Rg

-- Regards Rob

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