Months & months ago I set my sight on improving this mess:
to this sketch-up vision: (Observing the back wall for cabinets etc)
As a result of the economy, I was given a boatload of unpaid vacation days for the company to cut costs and so I have had from last Friday until Monday to start to tackle the shop upgrade. I had an ulterior motive for this – I got a Jet 1220 lathe for Christmas (early) and needed a place to put it and the shop renovation makes that possible.
So in the following few photos you’ll see the cabinet carcases (birch ply dado-joined), shelf destruction (some to be recycled into shed shelves), bare wall with retained top shelf and the cabinet trial emplaced. My wife refuses to let me work in the shop today, but tomorrow I’ll primer and paint that wall with a left over near-gallon of “china cup” (off white) interior latex. Saturday my brother will come by and help me shim and install the cabinets. The countertop will be five soft maple 8/4 boards edge joined and planed somewhat smooth.
Red Oak face frame – first time using Kreg pocket screw jigs. Wow! – three cabinets of face frames assembled in less than two hours!
-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsmen can hide his mistakes!