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Project by TomFran posted 01-13-2011 07:47 PM 1707 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cabinet that I made for a Christmas present for my son and his wife in their new home.

It is constructed of birch plywood. The doors have poplar frames and bead-board panels. This is the first time I’ve used Euro hinges, and they worked out very nicely.

Thanks for looking.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28





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#1 posted 01-13-2011 08:07 PM

Very nice Tom, that turned out great and looks really good in place. I really like the Euro hinges because the adjustments that can be made with them.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 01-13-2011 08:31 PM

Looks good Tom… Well done!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 01-13-2011 08:32 PM

Very nice, Tom!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 01-13-2011 08:48 PM

Beautifully done. Tell me about the finish.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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TomFran

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#5 posted 01-13-2011 08:55 PM

Hi Cory,

I hand brushed the finish. I have an HVLP conversion gun, but it’s too cold in my shop to spray.

I used Zinsser 123 latex primer. I then used two coats of Behr (Home Depot) Premium Latex paint. I was real pleased with how the finish turned out.

Sometimes it’s just a lot easier to do things by hand than dragging out hoses and cleaning spray guns. For big projects, I like to spray the finish, but for small ones, like this, I go for doing it by hand.

I hope I answered your question.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#6 posted 01-13-2011 09:00 PM

Thanks for the info, Tom. That’s exactly what I wanted to hear. It’s nice to see a great finish that didn’t require an Earlex!

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#7 posted 01-13-2011 09:09 PM

Thanks for the kind comments, Cory. That’s what makes this a great place for us – the mutual, gracious, and constructive encouragement of each of us.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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shopmania

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#8 posted 01-13-2011 09:48 PM

Tom – Looks really great!! Very nice looking cabinet, and great finish.

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#9 posted 01-13-2011 09:59 PM

Hi Tom;

You done good! Very nice job in this project. The finish looks great.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#10 posted 01-14-2011 12:41 AM

Nice job Tom my friend. Great proportion & ditto what Lee said.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 01-14-2011 12:49 AM

Thanks, Max. Yes, I like the adjust-ability of the Euro hinges also. Plus, they are spring loaded to keep them closed all the way.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#12 posted 01-14-2011 12:51 AM

Thanks Grumpy.

You aren’t having any problems with all that flooding there in Australia, are you? I hope not.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Grumpy

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#13 posted 01-14-2011 02:21 AM

Safe & sound down in Sydney Tom. Thanks for your concern. Flooding in Queensland to the North of us has been devestating.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 01-14-2011 03:31 AM

Thank you Maveric777, Mot, Tim and Lee for the kind comments!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#15 posted 01-24-2011 09:56 PM

I like the proportions. It’s a nice design. And two thumbs up on doing things by hand when you can.

Great job!

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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