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Blog series by Zuki updated 04-10-2011 12:40 AM 13 parts 29616 reads 25 comments total

Part 1: The Plan - definately not SU

12-11-2010 01:47 AM by Zuki | 3 comments »

Well its getting mighty close to Christmas and I have one big project left . . . a jewelry armoire for DW. I started by planing down a bunch of 15\16 Poplar to 3/4”. I’m not really sure if I have enough, but if I don’t I can run to Home Depot and pick up some D4S. I have to joint the boards before using, but that will be another day. Last night I developed the plan for the project. This is how I plan most of my projects: grab a piece of paper and a pen or pencil, si...

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Part 2: Jointing - Video

12-13-2010 02:15 AM by Zuki | 6 comments »

I decided to video blog this section. After I did the jointing and did a few calculations I realized that I need more wood. I think I’m going to pick some D4S at Home Depot as planing and jointing takes a fair amount of time. There is no sound the first 10-15 seconds . . . so don’t turn your volume up REALLY high. Just be patient.

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Part 3: Making Panels

12-17-2010 01:29 AM by Zuki | 2 comments »

Yesterday I went to Home Depot to pick up some poplar ready for building. Wow . . . was it ever expensive. A 5” x 8’ board ¾” thick was $18.00 . . . that’s about $6.00 bf. I also picked up some ¼” board for the drawer bottoms. This was the end result of today’s work This is how I did it.

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Part 4: Assembly

12-20-2010 02:44 AM by Zuki | 4 comments »

I spent the last couple of days taking additional measurements, cutting boards and assembling the main section of the amoire. I am using 1 1/4” countersunk gyprock screws for the construction. I have two videos . . . but they are still in the editing stage. However here are a few pics. Videos coming soon !!

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Part 5: Assembly - Prequel #1

12-22-2010 02:00 AM by Zuki | 1 comment »

Hey All . . . Here is the first of two videos regarding the assembly.

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Part 6: Assembly – Prequel #2

12-28-2010 02:08 AM by Zuki | 1 comment »

Here is the second assembly video. Next its on to the drawers.

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Part 7: Drawer Assembly - Part 1

12-30-2010 02:41 AM by Zuki | 1 comment »

How is it that something so simple can cause so much grief? I had it all worked out in my head and everything was going fine until I made one stupid mistake . . . actually I made the same mistake 16 times. I was not happy when I discovered what I did . . . actually DW saw it first and I’m glad she did as I would have had to do a whole lot of deconstruction to fix the errors if she was not there to pick up on it. Watch the video. Its all fine now. :-)

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Part 8: Sliders & Drawer Bottoms

01-06-2011 03:37 AM by Zuki | 2 comments »

Hey all . . . Did a little more work on the amoire. Drawer sliders and drawer bottoms. Please take a look at the video . . . oh and there is an outtake at the end that I found funny.

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Part 9: Drawers Installed - Finally

01-18-2011 01:39 AM by Zuki | 1 comment »

Well I finally have the drawers installed. There is no hardware, and they are a little “un-smooth” in their operation, but they are built and they do work. I have some fine tuning to do . . . but that will happen later. Cheers !

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Part 10: Doors and Piano Hinge

02-06-2011 12:14 AM by Zuki | 2 comments »

With this installment I completed the doors for the side of the cabinet, installed the piano hinges, plugged a bunch of holes and did some sanding.

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Part 11: Back at it - Making the top

04-06-2011 01:23 AM by Zuki | 1 comment »

Hey all . . . I finally got back at DW’s Christmas Gift/Anniversary Gift/Birthday Gift. I’m hoping that I will get it completed before it also becomes a Easter Gift. LOL Comments welcome. Enjoy . . .

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Part 12: Skirting

04-08-2011 12:52 AM by Zuki | 0 comments »

You know that great feeling that you get when you are coming to the end of a project and you can pretty well see the finish line? Well I have that feeling after today. Take a look.

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Part 13: The Finale - Hardware & Beading

04-10-2011 12:40 AM by Zuki | 1 comment »

Here is the last video for this project where I installed the hardware and triple beading. I’m going to post some nicer pictures of the unit shortly.

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