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Cabinet Progress #12: T- 48 Hours

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« Part 11: The Dark of Night and A Call for Help from any Lumberjocks Part 12 of Cabinet Progress series Part 13: Down to the Wire »

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.

Crunch time!!!!...

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne



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VTWoody

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#1 posted 2651 days ago

Good Luck!

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mot

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#2 posted 2651 days ago

Go Go Go!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Don

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#3 posted 2651 days ago

John, thanks for the journal. Your work is very methodical and well documented with excellant photography.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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#4 posted 2650 days ago

Thanks for the cheers guys!

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#5 posted 2650 days ago

Did you make the deadline or is that another post? : ^ )

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 2650 days ago

Next post… Stay tuned…

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#7 posted 2650 days ago

lol oh no .. more suspense.. I can feel the pressure and I’m supposed to be relaxing on this long weekend!!! :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#8 posted 2650 days ago

Just do it right Giz!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#9 posted 2650 days ago

We tried our best to do it right under the constraints.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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