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Project by jlas posted 07-19-2015 12:25 AM 778 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first woodworking project. I finally had to finish the laundry cabinets, after years of looking at the metallic sheet covering the insulation, and after we finally had the floor linoleum replaced with tile: I had no more excuses. So, I started working on the project at the end of ‘06, after purchasing the table saw and finding out that I would have many more tools to purchase if I wanted to finish the project. I don’t include all the different skills that I had to bring with me downstairs to the laundry every day after work: remove doors, run cat5e and RG6, study electric wiring to get the county permit, review framing requirements, etc. Aside from learning skills, I had to learn how to operate the tools. I finished it in ‘08. Let me know if you have questions. Thank you for stopping by.

-- Jlas





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mwedlow

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#1 posted 07-19-2015 01:16 AM

Looks very professional. How did you attach the face-frame?

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Andrek

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#2 posted 07-19-2015 11:42 AM

Bravo ! nice work well done and I bet you’re not the only one who’s happy with the complete set up..
keep on making saw dust , and thank you for showing.

-- andrek

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#3 posted 07-19-2015 04:24 PM

Love the utilities in these cabinets and the lighting – great job

-- Greg Simon

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jlas

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#4 posted 07-19-2015 06:13 PM

Hi, mwedlow.
For the frame, I made the frame first in two sections, each section for two cabinet doors (or hampers), biscuits slots included. Paint-sprayed them and attached the frames to the biscuits on the cases laying flat on the floor, so it was easier to clamp the whole thing. This process was necessary due to the maple-finished plywood y used for the cases and to have a nice contrast with the white of the rest.
Hope this helps.

jlas

-- Jlas

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jlas

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#5 posted 07-19-2015 06:23 PM

Hi, Andrek.
You’re right. Even the cat is happy because she has an outlet handy for her light.
The best and most useful feature, I think, are the hampers for the dirty clothes. They keep the laundry neat and the wife content since she is not looking at all the laundry stacking for the weekend wash. At least, everything is already sorted out. I’m the one using the ironing board for my shirts for work, and you can bet I’m very pleased that I included it in the project.

Thanks for your comment.

-- Jlas

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#6 posted 07-19-2015 06:28 PM

Thanks, Greg. I’m glad you like it!

-- Jlas

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#7 posted 07-19-2015 07:33 PM

Thanks, Greg. I’m glad you like it!

-- Jlas

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#8 posted 07-19-2015 08:07 PM

They look very nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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