|Project by cvanmeter||posted 12-15-2010 12:41 PM||1261 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
My dining room is typical of a ranch home. My wife was tired of bumping into our china cabinet and it was getting to be a huge inconvenience. After looking at various websites and getting ideas I did more research and found this site. I found Member Kevin Depies’s design and lucky for me he actually answered my numerous emails. I should add he did this in a very patient manner. Since I am on a limited income and the economy is so great, I decided to tackle this project. It is the first time I ventured outside of my comfort zone, which is rough framing. I used the kreg system for joining the face frame to the carcass as my wife decided she did not want any nail holes or filled in holes on the front. I also purchased Freud 99-760 set. I planed all boards to thickness and then made my own router sled for coping the ends. All went well after “practicing on pine to get a feel for this undertaking since solid oak is expensive. This is the final result of my project. Hope you like my first “fine carpentry” project.
Here is also a picture of our addition i did after i was laid off from my job. it is 24×18 and i used paralell chord trusses for the roof so i could have the same profile inside as outside for the windows.