Last time on Lumberjocks . . .
If you read the last blog you saw our finishing woes. Well, we tried patch sanding the cross grain scratch to no success. So we stripped and sanded the enitre door face and the face frame.
We were under the gun since our project was due to class by Friday night.
48 Hours to Go
The door is stripped.
One coat of stain on the fresh face
Our tight schedule: glue up bases while the poly dries.
Our first base cabinet assembled and receiving staples for insurance
This only took an hour and a half. I have got to get one of those biscuit slot gluers.
30 Hours to Go
Get a feel for the madness
Final touches to the drawers
With all of the parts stained or restained it was time for the finish. Only time for two coats; We figured it will get banged around on the journey to the contest. We will recoat with a thrid ... next week.
The poly coated door fronts.
Time to build the second base cabinet.
Dry fit is critical for me
Flashback: About a month ago I woke up in the middle of the night realizing I had not planned for a drawer divider. Solution:
Staple it in.
24.... 24. Hours to go....
At 11:00 p.m. Thursday we came out to recoat the parts with poly. It was still wet. Aargh.
With only 24 hours till the contest we needed to:
- Add a finish coat.
- Connect the bases
- Attach the Face Frames
- Install the drawer sliders
- Install the drawers and fronts
- Re-attach the z-braces
- Install the doors
- Install all hinges, latches and pulls
- Drive it 30 miles to class.
-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne