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Project by BuyoMasilla posted 08-14-2012 03:57 AM 998 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It takes me a long time to get anything done. This was not different. I am pleased with the result, and that is different. Don’t get me wrong, it’s far from perfect, but you probably know every defect on something you make. Part of the delay on this project was a bit of paralisys brought about by the concern about the doors’ fit. Although simple math was all that was required, trying to dial in the exact width with the unyielding hinges was tricky. At the end two pairs had one door planed, a pair came out just right and one had a nasty gap I had to fix.

Quite a few fellow LJs pitched in ideas and recommendations. The cabinets came from here (http://www.familyhandyman.com/DIY-Projects/Home-Organization/Garage-Storage/installing-large-garage-cabinets/Step-By-Step), except that the boss did not want the sliding doors of the original plan. That was fine, it gave me an opportunity to build the stile and rail panel doors, something that given my limited building experience, I had not done before. I was fairly frugal, not to say downright cheap on the materials. The frame work was made of ripped 2×4, the doors’ rails and stiles, as well as the face frame were built from primed south american pine finger joined 1×3. The panels are from a sheet of hardboard that had a very smooth white face on one side and a dark brown on the other, and for which there is a better name than hardboard but it escapes me now. The hinges are from a store that sells overstock things and the door pulls were less than a dollar a pair out of Lowes. The two do seem to match. The 3/4 plywood is chinese birch, second cousin twice removed from its baltic relative. Some left over paint and voila!

I’ve done much worse than this which is why I’m OK with them. Thanks to those who helped me with their suggestions earlier, and to you for looking.

-- Dreaming of the day I might joint two pieces of wood square..........





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b2rtch

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#1 posted 08-14-2012 10:09 AM

Good job my brother.
Your cabinets and the doors look fantastic.
I really like them.
Bert

-- Bert

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BuyoMasilla

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#2 posted 08-14-2012 01:26 PM

Thanks for the compliment Bert!, these are part of the garage/shop organization effort. The doors were sprayed with the HVLP Earlex I picked from you! :-)

-- Dreaming of the day I might joint two pieces of wood square..........

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David Kirtley

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#3 posted 08-14-2012 01:53 PM

I’m sorry, those are too nice for the garage. They look better than the ones in my kitchen.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune: http://lowbudgetwoodworker.blogspot.com/

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Mauricio

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#4 posted 08-14-2012 02:07 PM

You’ve done worse! Those are freaking sweet! I dont see anything wrong with them. I want some of those so bad in my grage but I’m afraid of how long it will take. Great job!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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b2rtch

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#5 posted 08-14-2012 05:21 PM

“HVLP Earlex”
how is it working for you?

-- Bert

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BuyoMasilla

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#6 posted 08-14-2012 07:27 PM

Thanks for the kind words Fellows!

Mauricio, these cabinets would be child’s play for you. 2 day job?

Bert, I sprayed that latex with the Earlex, probably should have diluted it a bit more than I did. It was good practice. Unfortunately, it hasn’t seen any other work. Hopefully will get at it with another project soon.

-- Dreaming of the day I might joint two pieces of wood square..........

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Mauricio

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#7 posted 08-14-2012 07:36 PM

Nah it would take me a while because I have a crapy little table saw. I would have to do a lot of my cutting with a circ saw and edge guide.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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KOVA

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#8 posted 08-15-2012 04:09 AM

ESTAN MUY BIEN TERMINADAS BUYO!!!!! EL SECRETO ES HACER MUCHAS PUERTITAS Y CUANDO TE DAS CUENTA, TE EMPIEZAN A GUSTAR ;-)
ACÁ EN LA ARGENTINA, A ESE MATERIAL, QUE ES UN CARTÓN PRENSADO, CON UNA CARA MELAMINADA, SE LE LLAMA “CHAPADUR” O TAMBIÉN PUEDE TRATARSE DE UN MDF MELAMINADO ;-D
TE MANDO UN ABRAZO Y NO TE PIERDAS JAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJA

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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