|Project by joebazooka||posted 10-27-2010 at 06:31 AM||1060 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
okay here are the finished cabinet pics I have. If you remember my last post I was having trouble with the doors matching an I thought it was the bits not being equal. Well it turns out that the wood was not a true 3/4” thick as it was supposed to be. This in turn, threw everything off as you would know. But I digress, the cabinets are grade A 3/4 plywood carcass with (not so 3/4) solid pine front, #2 , to have a couple knots in them. in the last pic you can see the existing cabinet on the right is the one I was trying to match. For a finish I used 3 coats of poly with a sanding of 00 steel wool between each on the carcass. On the front I was trying to darken it a bit so I had to mix a puritan pine(2 parts) with amber shellac (1 part) and poly (1 part). sanding with 00 steel wool after an finally with 4 coats of poly on top sanding 00 steel wool between each. Oh yea the Poly was a gloss if you are wondering. I enjoyed making these as it was a first for me.