Let's Get Ready To Rumble!!!! (Poly)
Time for the last coat before work. Luckily it goes on smooth.
T - 8 Hours
Mission assemble the cabinets and attach face frames.
We decided to atttach the frame to the cabinet that needed a flush edge first. Then screw the second cabinet to this assembly.
Don't worry OSHA.. This is a staged shot. Actual brad nailing involved safety glasses
We used basic brads to attach the face frames.
The assembly of the cabinets. Chicago Drill received as a gift. It drills.
T - 5 Hours
Time to install the drawers. Since we are using 32 mm slides on face frames I needed to add spacers to bring the slides out flush/or slightly proud of the face frames.
Dorkin' out with the planer.. Hey! I was tired.
Attaching the spacers with brads
Attaching the slides along the bottom provides an easy reference point and minimizes the visual impact of the slide
They actually worked. My first time ever installing metal slides. Math.. Who knew?
Proud slide installer. (You would think I launched a rocket or something)
We shimmed the drawer fronts and then used a brad nailer per my instructor. I will go back later with pan head screws. I put a lot of brads in there.
Installing the drawer faces.
We love the grain!
T - 3
Time to install the doors. Face mount hinges simplified installation.
One down.. Two to go...
T - 90 Minutes
Three doors down, and time for the latches and pulls.
Installing brass cupboard catches
We love the self centering drill bits. The hardware went on smoothly.
T - 40 Minutes
Oh. Yeah.. Done..
My friend Marc came in the nick of time to help me carry it to class. He took one final photo.
When we arrived at school they were closing up. We wheeled the cabinet into place.
Next time.. The Contest. (Would we be disqualified for late arrival?)
-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne