|Project by JoshInTampa||posted 05-24-2009 07:18 AM||1834 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
My wife had a pretty specific need for her storage of scrapbooking tools and we couldn’t find anything commercially. So I asked her to draw something up and I’d build it. Well, it turned out to be a HEFTY drawing and a HEFTY piece of furniture when we were all done!
I decided on 3/4 laminated MDF from Lowe’s due to it’s cost and ease of finishing (none!). I didn’t realize it would be SO heavy once I had everything together, but at least it will be very sturdy and last forever. This was one of the first projects I made drawers for so that was fun. I learned A LOT about full extension drawer slides as she wanted them on every shelf and drawer.
I’d also never done Dado work before this, but found that my Freud Dado Blade ($99) worked like a champ with the laminated MDF with no chipping at all. Took a while to get the right cut (23/32nds) but it was worth it after it all fit together like a champ!
I use Krylon premium white semi-glass in a spray can and it matched up with the laminate white almost perfectly. Pocket hole joinery worked wonders on the MDF using COARSE screws… stay away from the fine with MDF.
Overall, it was a really neat project that will keep the wife happy for a while to come!
Any questions, just shoot!