Blogging instead of Woodworking #2: Wardrobe, Part 1

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Blog entry by Douglas posted 11-19-2013 12:59 AM 1141 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m building a Stickley wardrobe, and am planning on doing solid wood panels instead of plywood panels. Thoughts on the build on my blog…

-- Douglas in Chicago -

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#1 posted 11-19-2013 04:59 AM

That should be a nice build. You will enjoy building it with solid panels.
The two biggest pointers I learned when working with solid panels…
- Try thinning the stain when pre-finishing panels. Otherwise pre-staining panels, and then staining the entire piece later can make the panels too dark. Once I learned to thin the stain a bit, things have worked better.

- Use something to center the panels in the groove. Rockler sells Space Balls, but I use self adhesive weather stipping in the groove.

I look forward to reading the next phase of your blog. You have made some great projects.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 11-19-2013 08:13 PM

Another upside to solid panels….the ability to bookmatch. It’s worth it.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#3 posted 11-19-2013 08:32 PM

Thanks Willie, good points. And you’re right too Red, I should have mentioned that. I’ll be showing that next post with my first set of build pictures.

-- Douglas in Chicago -

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