First Project of 2008 Complete

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Blog entry by jackd942 posted 02-13-2008 04:42 PM 654 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I finally finished my Kitchen Secretary project and I must admit that I learned a ton! It’s actually been done for a week or so, but I just mounted the cabinet and installed all the hardware yesterday. This was a fun project…definitely rewarding as my wife absolutely loves it. Now she’s picked out a jewelry/lingerie chest she wants, so I guess it’s back to the shop after it warms up just a bit. This jewelry chest promises to be a big learning experience considering there are a lot of hand cut dovetails and so forth. Anyway, I’ll post more as I get underway. Thanks for looking—Jack

Cabinet and Desk Together
Cabinet and Desk Together



-- --Jack D - Southeast Missouri --

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#1 posted 02-13-2008 07:49 PM

Beautiful job and a nice way to utilize space, I really like the cubbies on the upper unit – gives me a few ideas for my own kitchen. Thanks.

-- RickM

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#2 posted 02-13-2008 09:36 PM

Nice job – looks like a really good finish – what did you use for the finish?

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#3 posted 02-13-2008 09:43 PM

Thanks for the comments…As far as the finish, I started with Minwax Golden Oak Stain. After drying, I put on a couple of coats of 2 parts poly/1 part boiled linseed oil/1 part mineral spirits with a light sanding in between. Finally after that I put on about 4 coats of satin wipe on poly sanding in between from 800 grit paper all the way up to 2000 grit after the final coat.

-- --Jack D - Southeast Missouri --

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#4 posted 02-13-2008 10:08 PM

Looks great and nice design!

-- If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it's free! PJ O'Rourke

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#5 posted 02-14-2008 09:08 PM

Excellent addition to the room. I’ll bet it feels more like home in that corner. Looks really good.

-- Happy woodworking!

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