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A Stepback Cupboard build #14: Door is done, start on a finish?

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 01-31-2018 01:07 AM 462 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 13: Build a door? Part 14 of A Stepback Cupboard build series Part 15: A finale....cupboard delivered »

Ok….Wasn’t that great of a day Sunday….door came out of the clamps…..and I fought the rest of the day with it..

Corner brackets: despite pilot holes, still snapped a bunch of screw heads off….even broke the bit in my Vix bit!

One corner wanted to split out….got that taken care of…

Size of the door vs size of the door opening…...somehow, despite measuring everytime I turned around…the width of the door was too wide for the opening…grrrrr….marked a line, and ripped the excess off with the bandsaw…

Height of the door, vs height of the opening…..again…had to add a strip to the top of the door…must have been a bad day using the tape measure?

Hinges: Same story with screws wanting to snap off…..switched drill bits…and even used a drywall screw to do pilot holes..

Somehow, managed to get this …door installed….then made a bunch of Walnut plugs, to cover a lot of screw holes

That is the second scrap of Walnut…grain in the first one was going wonky, with sap wood….screwdriver to pop the plugs free, add a spot of glue on the narrow end of the tapered plugs. Hammer them home..

Let this mess sit a day….that Monday thing. I went shopping for items to complete the project, instead.

Bought a pair of knobs..only because they were sold as a pair, and they matched the ones I was using.
Bought a few brushes, and a qt of Amber Shellac….and a 1/4” x 2’ x 4’ plywood panel of Luann. Grain long better, and was 1/2 the price of the “better” grades….

Today’s follies? Got the plugs all leveled down. Chisel and the hammer, to pop the excess off, then this little fellow, to level them out..

Stanley #60-1/2. Missing a pin? Meh, still works fine. Then sand everything, trying to get rid of marks, divots and other stuff…..then install the knob…

Had to countersink the head of the bolt…no biggie. Then a coat of the shellac..

I couldn’t reach up onto the top of the case, nor see what was up there. Too tall.
Got the plywood about ready to install..

Nice grain? Will look better than this..

When I open the door? Stepped back a bit, for a PIP of sorts..

Will give everything a few coats of the shellac…tomorrow. right now, I need to turn this huge thing around, so I can at least install the back panel. This project is designed to be able to be moved as two units. The Bookcase unit can be “un-hooked” from the base, by removing 4 screws. Makes things a little easier to carry around.

Other than the back panel installed, all that is left is apply a finish….might post a PIP when it is done….if anyone wants to see it. Stay tuned….almost done.

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