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Craftsman built-ins #4: Window seat - stereo cabinet #4

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Blog entry by mountainaxe posted 11-28-2012 01:36 PM 1124 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As construction is complete, the bench is ready for painting. I used Zinssler BIN primer, the one with shelac, since I need to ensure the pine, especially knots, don’t bleed through. It’s pretty expensive, but I’ve heard quite a few good reviews. I found that this product was easy to use and dries quickly…in about 15 minutes. I used disposable 4” & 6” rollers to apply the paint. The downside is that the fumes are very strong. Fortunately, it was a nice day and I was able to open windows and doors for ventilation. Even then, it gave me quite a headache.

Before painting, I decided to move an electrical box that will be covered up to the top back corner of the bench. My wife wanted the ability to plug in holday lighting, etc., around the nearby window. A new box and some romex did the trick. I also placed stops in back of where the speakers will sit; this will ensure proper alignment and prevent accidental movement. Here’s where I stand as of yesterday. I’ll put another coat of paint on today and it should be ready to move to the house for installation.

-- Jeff, "The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me."



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#1 posted 11-28-2012 02:55 PM

Is that whole thing one solid structure? I hope it can fit around the corners and doors to get where it needs to go.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#2 posted 11-28-2012 03:58 PM

It’s one piece…sort of like the monolith in the movie 2001! It will be placed by the front door and can easily fit the width of that opening…and there are no other rooms to maneuver around. It is very heavy, so I’ve enlisted my neighbor’s two teenage boys (who play varsity football) to help me move the beast this evening.

-- Jeff, "The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me."

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#3 posted 11-29-2012 06:38 PM

Good to know! I’m especially cautious about that aspect because of what happened with my uncle when he started out in woodworking. He finished this big piece, and it turned out that he couldn’t fit it through the door of his own workshop. He had to knock down the door and part of the wall to get it out!

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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