|Project by trevor7428||posted 12-25-2015 06:19 AM||3773 views||14 times favorited||19 comments|
So this is pretty much my second big project I’ve built and my first time working with hardwoods. Red Oak, to go with the oak plywood. I’m farely new in the woodworking world. Started about a year ago. Everything I’ve ever built before this, has always been plywood. Purchased from lowes/ homedepot.
When I figured out my next step into woodworking was to use hardwood. Of course I’m buying it at lowes and homedepot. Actually the first half of oak I used for this project was from there.
Then finally I found a local lumberyard that sells hardwood. Smooth on both faces but only 1 straight edge. (Which isn’t an issue at all, as long as you have a table saw. Its just crazy the price difference between the two. A piece of oak
H.D. cost me $48. When I could've bought the same board lumber yard for $18.
I live in Las Vegas, NV. So far this is the only, non big box lumberyard (lowes/ H.D.)) that sells hardwood. (Also only 1 woodworking store In town. A small place called Woodworkers Emporium which is right down the street from petermans, the only lumberyard in town, that I know of.
Please if anyone from Vegas knows anywhere else to purchase hardwood or woodworking store. I’d be glad to hear it.
Anyways the second half of my outfeed table was all purchased from Petermans (that’s my hardwood lumberyard.
All in all, I really liked the way it turned out. There where a lot of firsts (jointery ive never done before) with the project. I’m really happy how it turned out.
I learned after the fact my grain on raised panel doors are going the wrong way. They should be up and down (vertical/ perpendicular) but mine are horizonal. I don’t think it looks that bad tho? Especially for my first ever raised panel doors. Does it to you?
I would appreciate your likes/ dislikes
Of course there is things I wish I would’ve done differently, but I’m still new in all this. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated!
Oh ya, when I was about 90% finished I desided I wanted to add some t tracks on top, to use as a work service to clamp things down. Now I only wish I didn’t use plywood on top and used Formica/ laminate instead. Damn glue keeps sticking to my plywood top. Any advice to glue to easily wipe off would be a life savor!
I also added kreg automax clamp on the side with dog hole. Which functions exactly like a vise w/ dog holes.
-- Thank You Trevor OBrion