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Project by joebazooka posted 1367 days ago 1056 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- Robert-maine





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 1367 days ago

These are real nice cabinets. Good work!

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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degoose

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#2 posted 1367 days ago

After a false start… these have come up a treat… next time mill your own timber…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 1367 days ago

They came out really nice.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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GaryL

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#4 posted 1367 days ago

Glad you overcame the mismatched joint problems. Great job!

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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