Finishing is an essential part of building cabinets, but I view it as a necessary evil. Maybe I must change my outlook; they say if something can go wrong it will and that describes my relationship with finishing. I once had a large number of cabinet doors to spray. A spray booth is still a distant dream so sunny windless days and the lawn next to my shop is my version. It went well, I would spray a few doors, carry the ones in the beginning of the line back into the shop, spray some more,...
Phase 1 of my new kitchen completed. This is another in the endless list of projects I’ve embarked on since starting my new home construction back in 2007 with the focus on providing all the labor, or as close to it as possible. The kitchen has been a long time coming, a lot of time spent in designing, drawing models and finally arriving at what I think I want;) Construction materials: Base cabinet boxes: V.C. Pre-lacquered 5/8” sheet stock.Door/Drawer faces: Curly sugar ma...
This is a table with raw wood, i am going to change the tabletop as soon as i can with a more interesting essence… do you have any suggestion?! http://s844.photobucket.com/albums/ab2/sikkolo/Raw%20woodend%20table/?albumview=slideshow
I was looking online for rustic wood for a cabinet I want to build and came upon Tule Peak Timber. My wife and I drove out to see what they had to offer and were very pleased. Rob, the owner was very helpful in explaining the different types of wood and what would work best for us. He told us about Lumberjocks.com and suggested we join because it would be very helpful. I really appreciate Rob taking his time to help us out. I saw some of the work he’s done and it looked like high end q...
I once heard a wonderful little story about someone visiting a brass foundry. After observing the sand moulds and the casting process, the visitor walked over to an old man polishing a brass casting. The piece was already very shiny and quite beautiful, yet the man was patiently buffing and polishing. “It looks beautiful, when will it be finished?” the visitor asked. “Oh, it never gets finished.” the man replied. “They just come and take it away.” Many times, that is exactly how it goes wh...
We are working on a entry bench and mirror set for a homeowner. There is a small space in the entry of the condo by the base of the stairs that will accommodate a sitting bench and decorative mirror. The mirror unit will be made up of poplar and will have a dark finish. An existing mirror from the powder room has been fabricated and will be framed. a shelf and crown trim will be at the base and crown and a shelf will finish out the top. The bench seat will have a flip lid to store thi...
Yesterday turned out pretty good. It felt great to have a handle on everything and things went pretty much according to plan. It was even sunny out, which meant that I didn’t have to do routing in between raindrops. If I had finished earlier on Sunday, I would have probably waited anyway because it rained most of the day. The Birch I choose for the tray was a really good piece. It was flat and clear and stable and would be the perfect background for the design. This tray, unlike...
My brother and I have spent a good deal of time lately building a blanket chest our of quarter-sawn white oak. We have the inside lined with aromatic cedar (not fully installed yet, till after we put the finish on the rest of the project). I thought that I wanted to spray on the stain and the topcoat (was planning on polyurathane). I bought a turbine HVLP sprayer, the one from Rockler, which I wanted to get eventually anyway, b/c I keep reading/hearing that it puts a better finish on. I hav...
Hey everyone, I am booking wood turning and wood working clubs to come and sell my burl wood. If you are interested in scheduleing reply of call me. I will be headed to Southern California 2nd week in August August 15th I will be introducing myself to the Wood turners club in Grants Pass, Oregon. Would love to schedule something north in Portland and up to Washington. I would evern consider going east coast if it was a large enough group. I am game for almost any place in the USA. I ha...
I think all of us may think it is sometimes wise to stop typing and just do what are the things to do. I almost forgotten this series. But I do read still but did not bother to update. A recap on the second day of this boxes….Previous weekend I was travelling to the North that was Saturday… The cremation done last Monday and back to Manila. It was only Tuesday that I had faced the second day of this rush boxes.. On that day, I was able to sort out some wood and made the si...
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