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Project by Desert_Woodworker posted 09-20-2015 01:21 AM 940 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this out of HD redwood and Medite (MDF) for the top and sides. I built this without a sketch or prints. It starts with a frame; then add to it as I go. This is not a good method of doing things for I spent way too much time fiddling around versus layout cut and assemble. The wood finish is spar urethane varnish 3 coats. The top and sides are metal coated Copper B from http://www.sculptnouveau.com/ and then patina was added. In addition this now completes this patio set. I started with a bench, then a coffee table and finished with this pool side storage cabinet.

-- Desert_Woodworker





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Oldtool

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#1 posted 09-20-2015 12:31 PM

Nice cabinet, very nice. Regarding your comment: This is not a good method of doing things, I disagree to the extent that if you have the luxury of time and materials to work this way, its a good teaching method, and a relaxing way to enjoy your woodworking. At least it works for me.
I noticed the design eliminates a bottom rail in front, which allows easy rolling in of items for storage, like a small refrigerator or grill. Slick.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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MadeinMT

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#2 posted 09-20-2015 01:59 PM

Beautiful cabinet. The metal coating is an interesting option that I may explore. Thanks for the tip.

I mostly build without plans and prefer to do it that way – I sketch things as I go – but it is nice to use a set of plans every now and then.

Good work.

-- Ron, Montana

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Desert_Woodworker

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#3 posted 09-20-2015 05:50 PM

Thanks for the compliments. I agree with you guys on the benefits of free flow design and build. I do both and each style fits my needs.

-- Desert_Woodworker

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gsimon

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#4 posted 09-20-2015 07:02 PM

Nice cabinet!
I design / build as I go too. I have very limited time to actually make saw dust so I tend to do a quick shop sketch and dive in. Lots of trial and error and while I know there is a more studious and formal way that would undoubtedly make my life easier I have a lot of fun while I’m there.

-- Greg Simon

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Grumpymike

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#5 posted 09-20-2015 07:37 PM

Some of us can see the project in our heads, my wife is not one of them, even with detailed plans she has a time of it trying to visualize the finished project.
I do a lot of design as you build and rarely get skunked where I have to make major modifications.
D-W I think you’ve done a fine job on the patio set, Kudos on your design/ build project.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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Desert_Woodworker

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#6 posted 09-20-2015 11:10 PM

Thanks to you all. After reviewing your comments I came to the conclusion, that I am not alone “creating from your mind to the saw; to the fastening system; the finish….”

-- Desert_Woodworker

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