|Blog series by Zuki||updated 04-10-2011 12:40 AM||13 parts||36394 reads||25 comments total|
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...
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.
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.
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 !!
Hey All . . . Here is the first of two videos regarding the assembly.
Here is the second assembly video. Next its on to the drawers.
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. :-)
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.
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 !
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.
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 . . .
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.
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.