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Cabinet Progress #17: Hiding the disaster

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Blog entry by gizmodyne posted 2047 days ago 1237 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 16: Cabinet 2: Last Drawer Standing Part 17 of Cabinet Progress series Part 18: Organizing the Disaster »

I finally got around to dealing with this mess. (I just noticed that I posted the last post for this project 385 days ago!)

Kristin is patient, but she has been asking me to stain and install the doors. I had some fitting to do, along with a week or so of staining/ finishing before install time. (not to mention dropping/breaking/rebuilding/ one door).


Installing the Z-braces on the inside of the doors.

First to install a door stop for the doors to close against. If I could do it all over I would have just raised the floor of the cabinet.


I shim out the doors with pennies, paper, and credit cards. See, there is still a use for all three.


I saved the little spacer to set the surface mount butterfly hinges. I just line it up with opening and mark where the hinge goes. Don’t measure if possible is my motto. Just mark it.

I carefully drilled one hole at a time with the vix bit. I drill a hole.. install the screw…. repeat. If you try to drill them all at once the hinge can become misaligned.



My bit snapped so It was off to the shop for a replacement.



I use classic brass cabinet latches. Screwdriver only for driving these. No danger of skipping across the project.


Apprentice


I missed some shots of installing the trim over the ugly concrete but here are the finished results.




Long shot of kitchen. Left is award winning cabinet, middle is dishwasher panel, right is final section from this project.

So much better…..

On to making some shelves and the shoe moulding…

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



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RobH

465 posts in 2646 days


#1 posted 2047 days ago

That is absolutely awesome. I sometimes get behind on projects and they start dragging along. It is usually when I have taken on a job that was too big and I am getting tired.

Finished up just in time for the holidays.
Keep up the good work.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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Thos. Angle

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#2 posted 2047 days ago

Great job, John. Wondered where ya been.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Tomcat1066

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#3 posted 2047 days ago

Looks good! And your apprentice looks an awful lot like my landlord ;)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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gizmodyne

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#4 posted 2047 days ago

Thanks.

In between the last post I finished two nightstands, the dining table, a small table, three windows, an urn, and a few boxes.

I am looking forward to some new furniture or cabinet projects but right now it is back to staining doors for the house. I have 10 passage doors to stain, finish, and install. Plus six more cabinet doors. Aaaah!

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

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#5 posted 2047 days ago

Giz,

That looks fantastic! Your wife and mine have something in common – the patience of Job.

I use laminate as a thickness gauge or for shimming when setting small doors.

You really do some great work.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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rtb

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#6 posted 2047 days ago

Giz- I’m not trying to sound ‘catty’ but you obviously have become confused between the differance between an apprentice and a supervisor. Cats can not be apprentice since they already know everything including the fact that you are one of the members of thier staff.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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gizmodyne

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#7 posted 2047 days ago

Thanks Todd. The laminate is a great idea. I use whatever is in my wallet. (Notice: No bills).

RTB: So true.

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

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David

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#8 posted 2046 days ago

Giz -

Wow! Awesome work. I remember when you first posted the beginning of this project. It is very cool to see it in all of its finished glory.

David

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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gizmodyne

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#9 posted 2046 days ago

Thanks Dave. Sadly, it’s not finished.

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

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Dorje

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#10 posted 2045 days ago

Good things take time! And – as you pointed out above, you’ve been pretty prolific this past year…

As for me…

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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