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Project by Carol posted 12-31-2016 02:39 PM 482 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was the very first project i finished that actually swelled when i moved it from the cold garage into the house, even though i kept a space heater on when i was working on it.

Brought the finished cabinet into the house after applying the hand rubbed wax finish on the top, and set it up in the family room on runners to cure for a few days before loading it up with all our stuff.

within a few hours, i notice the doors were binding. hmm, i thought, i swear they were perfect just a little while ago. while i was shaking my head trying to figure out what the heck happened, the peanut gallery suggested i sand them to fit right :-)

the next day, sure enough, the inset doors were working properly, the spacing all the way around was spot on. i kept hearing about wood contracting and expanding, but hadnt seen such a dramatic example. lucky i didn’t take the doors back into the garage and “sand them to fit” :-)

lesson learned.

-- Carol





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#1 posted 12-31-2016 03:24 PM

looks good

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#2 posted 12-31-2016 03:41 PM

looks good ….would have liked more pictures ….much better then the cheap wally world brands ….. interesting fireplace on TV right next to fireplace ….what wood did you use ? GREAT JOB :<)

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#3 posted 12-31-2016 04:51 PM

normally i buy my wood from the nearby lumber company. the experts there are so much help, they now let me wander through the “barn” that still has the original ridge beam holding up the roof—it is MASSIVE. usually i buy 1×12x12 , then rough crosscut and rip to whatever i need. their lumber is gorgeous, especially the pine.

i have to confess…the wood i used for this tv stand came from big orange…i was too lazy to run to the lumber company to buy the good stuff. even tho almost everything ive built so far has been beautiful east carolina white pine, sometimes it’s just more convenient to run 3 blocks to the big box store instead of waiting for the 9-5 hours of the lumber yard.

used what they call “whitewood” for the top and doors. looks, works, and finishes like pine to me (love the expressive knots). the shelves are 3/4” birch ply, and the back is 1/4” ply.

the kids got a kick out of the fireplace-on-the-tv-next-to-the-real-fireplace :-)

-- Carol

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