|Project by Dick, & Barb Cain||posted 02-28-2007 11:35 PM||3291 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
I finally made a decision about what to post for Project #100, so here it is. I hope you don’t mind looking at some old work.
We did a lot of extensive work on our home in 1968. We rolled
the house to the back of our lot, & had a basement foundation
built. We also added on to the front , & back.
In 1974 we finally got around to getting rid of the old 1940’s
Youngstown Steel cabinets. (Much to Barb’s delight)
Having removed the White Spruce paneling from the walls,
for insulating, I decided to use this material for our new
cabinets. I think I got the idea for raised panels from
Workbench Magazine, which was the only woodworking
magazine I was getting at the time.
I sat down, & drew some plans, & started construction. One
thing about raised panel doors is you don’t need large
boards. I could cut away the nail holes, & cracks, still make
something from it. I had never heard of expansion, or
contraction of wood in panel construction, but they’re still
hanging together after all these years.
You may also notice the stained glass, (plastic) window treatment.
The only power tool I had was my Wards Powercraft Radial
Arm Saw that I bought in in 1965 , for $155. It had a high
speed 25,000 RPM spindle, with shaper, & router
attachments, Real handy.
I bought the custom made counter tops at cost for $150, from
a friend who manufactured them. They had to be custom
built, because the tops on each side of the stove were only 20”
I hand sanded everything down to 220 grit, then used dark
Walnut stain, with 3 coats of Polyurethane.
I built the knick-nack shelf above the sink cabinet for Barb later on.
She is still in love with her new, (old) cabinets.
-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1