Wood Magazine Display Case #1: In the beginning

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Blog entry by depictureboy posted 12-05-2008 10:49 PM 687 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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There was the idea…and the idea was good.


Well we have 3 weeks to Christmas…3 weekends. Well I have the wood together thanks to my buddy who does primitive furniture. Karson helped me plane most of it down to thickness, and the rest I got done at a local woodworkers shop. I have it marked out roughly and now am feeling the angst of not having all the equipment I would really like to have. Tomorrow I gotta go to HD and get some 1/4 and 3/4 plywood and mdf. The 3/4 and mdf are for jigs, the 1/4 will be hardwood ply for the case I am makeing.

An image of the case can be seen here:


instead of plywood panels for the sides and door though I am going to make raised panels. The Oak ply will be for the panels that make up the bottom, middle, and top sections as well as the back covering th mirror.

Instead of walnut I am going to be using a mix of QS White oak and Red oak. The show parts are going to be the QS, and the inside divider panels and raised panels will be the red oak. If I get a chance Ill take a picture of my garage floor with all the wood sorted out. Its about 50 board feet +/-

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.

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#1 posted 12-06-2008 12:14 AM

Better get busy. Looks like a great cabinet.

Glad to be able to help.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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