Entertainment Center #2: Day 2

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Blog entry by kolwdwrkr posted 01-27-2010 05:20 AM 1066 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well another day is down the crapper. LOL. Everything went okay today, but I lost some time. I had to go to the shop to make the countertops. That’s an hour I lost in drive time. I also started getting frustrated that I didn’t have enough material for the kick box, but then I found some oak ply I had. So that worked out. I don’t have enough poplar for the doors, which is the next step. I also need to figure out how to put a 48” bead board back in a 51 1/2” hole. Where’s my board stretcher? LOL.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#1 posted 01-27-2010 07:43 AM

That is going to be really nice when you are done. I am impressed.

-- Brian Meeks,

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#2 posted 01-27-2010 03:00 PM

I love a quick build. Sometimes you just got to do it.

You could borrow my board stretcher, but I broke it on a previous project.

What’s with the gap in the face frame? Cutting on the wrong side of the blade, or is it a design feature?


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 01-27-2010 04:28 PM

I was gonig to ask the same thing as Steve. I’m thinking this is one of those times when you cut a small groove where the boards meet. I’ve got some purchased furniture that has this, and the only thing I can think of is that since the joint meets cross grain, it will eventually have a VERY slight gap due to seasonal movement. Maybe this is a way of preventing it from happening? I really have no idea but you seem to know a lot about this stuff so I’d be interested to hear if that turns out to be the case.

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#4 posted 01-27-2010 04:50 PM

As always things are coming together fine can’t wait to see the finish…thanks for posting, like your step by step.

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#5 posted 01-27-2010 05:19 PM

Thanks for the comments. Steve, the gap at the top and bottom of the frame piece on the ends, and on the bottom of the center column have a purpose. Everything is supposed to be flat to each other, meaning the doors should be flush to the columns, the kick box, and the countertop. There will be a 3/32” gap around the door. The gap will be consistant all the way across the bottom from wall to wall, and will also be consistant across the tops until the countertop dies into the tall columns. The other reason for this is that the end pieces are scribe sticks, and will be removed during the installation and cut to fit the wall perfectly. If I try to make it tight there will be a seam because I’m painting the project before it gets installed. I’ll have more photos of that later to show how that works. Any other gap is because the cabinetry is not fastened to the kick or each other, and is not level in the garage.

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#6 posted 01-28-2010 07:27 PM

thanks for the response!

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