Workshop in Progress #4: Garage cabinets are almost done

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Blog entry by jstewart posted 07-07-2008 05:32 AM 1725 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: My new tool: Kreg Master System Part 4 of Workshop in Progress series Part 5: Router Table and Workbench »

I’ve almost finished the garage cabinets. My parents were in town last weekend to witness my daughter’s baptism. So, we took the opportunity to spend some time together in the garage.

We were able to build the remaining three drawers in just a couple of hours. I decided to use pocket hole joinery for these drawers for two reasons. One: I just got a new Kreg Master System, so I wanted to give it a try. Two: I knew pocket hole joinery would be faster than setting up the dado stack on my table saw to do notched corners like I did on the one drawer I had already finished. Three: this is a garage cabinet, so seeing pocket holes is not a problem aesthetically. The jig was great. If you want to do some simple joinery that holds strong, I highly recommend it.

When I installed the first drawer on full-extension slides, I just made sure everything was straight and level, but never really paid attention to the directions. When we did the last two drawers, we decided to follow the directions exactly. I couldn’t believe it. They were actually well written and took a lot of thinking out of the process. Those last two drawers were installed perfectly.

Tonight I cut the facings for the drawers, which is the last thing I have to install. Once that’s done, I will post some photos. I’m also in the process of building a router table. The top is coming along very well. I hope to have some photos of that as well.

-- Joshua, Olathe, Kansas

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#1 posted 07-07-2008 06:31 PM

If everything else fails read the instructions. ;-)

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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