LumberJocks

Quick Cubbies & Pallet Face Frame

  • Advertise with us
Project by spunwood posted 1275 days ago 1918 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We needed a place to store our children. We just let them pretend it was a boat. It mainly was just that in our living room until I put the final coat on tonight. The milk paint (Real Milk Paint) reacted a bit funny tonight with some brown streaks and crackling. The first coat didn’t do that. I had a coat of shellac and two coats of paint. Maybe because the paint sat for a few days it did this?

This had a few firsts: my first face frame (pallet poplar from a sheet metal place I discovered); also “molding”. I was inspired by a video I saw on this sight to by some dowels and use the tablesaw to do some beading; and I did my first toekick.

Mitered face frames and beads were a bit tricky and they did not come out perfect. Nor did the lap joints do just right…and so on, but this was a quick project which was very encouraging. I am beginning to feel some real proficiency in planning and constructing.

Stephanie designed the structure. I planned it and added the funny shapped cubby front on the bottom because she requested a way of sweeping out the dust.

Finally, I put a top on the cubbies which is featured in the last picture. What is that thing called? Either way, you can see the spalting from the pallet wood there. I hand cut them with a coping saw and smoothed them with a sander on my drill press and by hand.

Brandon

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν





4 comments so far

View 489tad's profile

489tad

2223 posts in 1613 days


#1 posted 1274 days ago

Brandon, Good job. It looks like you have room for a few more kids. Keep at it. Stay positive thats how we all learn. Nice find on the pallet wood.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

View mafe's profile

mafe

9456 posts in 1691 days


#2 posted 1274 days ago

Really nice work.
I love the kids dressed to play, bet they liked it better like that…
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

View tinnman65's profile

tinnman65

1108 posts in 2016 days


#3 posted 1274 days ago

You went through all that work just for a place to store your children,we just put our daughter in the closet for storage! Obviously I’m kidding, nice work.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

View learnin2do's profile

learnin2do

866 posts in 1453 days


#4 posted 1274 days ago

whoa!! That looks good and sounds like a lot of work. You seem to have done fine with the new tasks. I CAN’T BEGIN TO TELL YOU HOW IMPRESSED I AM THAT SHE HAD THE FORESIGHT TO PLAN FOR THAT CUBBIE CLEANING PROBLEM!!!! I have cleaned and painted cubbies many, many times, and neither job is fun.

-- christine

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase