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I am just starting to remodel the Kitchen. The first cabinet is done, Learned a whole lot from this little build.Hoping the rest will go alot smoother.
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#1 posted 06-12-2010 02:03 PM
Very good looking re finish, looks real good.
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#2 posted 06-12-2010 03:45 PM
Looking forward to seeing the finished product here!
If I may ask, never having done this before, what have you learned so far? I may attempt this some day and might as well start studying for it now.
-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."
#3 posted 06-12-2010 04:13 PM
3/4” plywood is way too thick, too much overkill. Dado the back of the faces, makes a stronger joint, and double check the tightness of the dovetail bit during the process of making the drawers…. I did like how the Pecan top came out, but I diddn’t have a jointer, with the jointer I just acquired I’m sure my next one will be a lot easier. Bieng that the drawers are 30” wide I made the bottoms 1/2” plywood, I could turn them upside down and stand on them.
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#4 posted 06-12-2010 04:13 PM
Looks good. I hope the wood countertop holds up well. What kind of finish did you use for the top?
-- -Willing to try
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#5 posted 06-12-2010 04:24 PM
I’m not sure what part that is 3/4” thick,that you consider to thick ,is it the drawers or the cabinets because cabinets ,because cabinets are made of 3/4” thick ply all the time.Looks like you have a great start on you kitchen remodel.
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#6 posted 06-12-2010 05:12 PM
looks good, im sure what you learned is going to benifit the rest of kitchem. Hey what material did you use on the top?, i like it
#7 posted 06-12-2010 11:13 PM
JPC, The top is 4/4 pecan with a dark walnut minwax stain and 5 coats of satin poly. Jim the sides bottom and back are all 3/4” and moving this mammoth into place by myself was a chore…I think the rest will all be 1/2”.
#8 posted 06-12-2010 11:43 PM
Just curious as to why you used 3/4” for the back, rather than either 1/2” or 1/4”?
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