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Shop done. Let's build something #1: Sister wants a corner cabinet

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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 02-22-2009 04:03 AM 814 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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The shop is finally done per my other blogs. I’ve just posted my finished new fangled workbench. I fired up the jointer for the first time in 30 years. I don’t have it connected to my new dust sucker yet. I’ve got a pile of shavings on the floor about 24 inches high. Amazing how much shavings are produced. So, tomorrow is a thorough cleaning of the shop. Put it back together after the bench build.

My sister just got a new 19” flat panel TV for her kitchen and is currently repainting the kitchen. She wants a corner cabinet about chest high to put it on. She wants it simple, with glass in the door. I guess since it’s going in corner, the only thing I really have to sweat over is the face, top and so that it looks good on the inside. She wants an oak top and trim at the base. The stiles and door frame she wants to paint. The door will have glass in it. I was thinking of making the painted part out of pine but then thought that poplar would be a bit more durable. Anyone have any thoughts? I’m a newbie to cabinets. I’ll be practicing some tenon joints, my first ones, using some scrap pine. I think I need a tenon saw. I’d like to try them by hand.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.



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#1 posted 02-22-2009 07:19 AM

oh 3finger. I’ve already read your tenon post. Thanks.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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