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Project by Don posted 883 days ago 1549 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A co-worker asked me if I did anything other than cutting boards (must have been doing quite a few for her to ask that) and I said “ummmmmm, yes, why?” She said she saw this locker online that they wanted to buy but didn’t want to spend the money that was being asked. Could I do one for less cashola?

Of course I could….sigh

She gave me very specific dimensions because it had a certain spot in the entryway that it had to occupy.

Off to the Big Box store I went to buy the 3/4” Maple plywood. I added Maple hardwood on the edges to give it the finished look and to add some toughness to the edges.

4 coats of Verathane to all surfaces and an additional coat to the horizontal ones.

Measures 42”w x 48” h x 16” d.

She asked if she could show her friends…..Of course she could…..sigh

Cheers…Don

(sorry for the mess)

-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 883 days ago

Looks good Don

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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T. D. Reid

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#2 posted 883 days ago

Very nice Don and I hope that you were able to make some mola if she did not want to pay cashola to someone else. Cheers

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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Martyroc

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#3 posted 883 days ago

Really nice, I love the natural look of maple with just a protective topcoat. I am stealing this idea for the entryway in my house, with all the little friends my daughter has over it’s better than trying to squeeze 3 more winter coats in the hall closet.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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Don

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#4 posted 883 days ago

Not stealing Martin, just borrowing on a permanent basis :)

-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca

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Sorethumbs

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#5 posted 882 days ago

Looks great, what type of jonery did you use to afix the shelves to the center (vertical) dividers?

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handyrandyrc

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#6 posted 882 days ago

Right, I want to know the same… Dado joints?

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Don

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#7 posted 876 days ago

Hi folks….

Sorry for the delay, I’m on vacation in Australia right now…

Shelves are in dado joints and are covered with the Maple strips. A Rabet joint at the back for the 1/4” plywood

Cheers…Don

-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca

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