|Project by BuyoMasilla||posted 08-14-2012 03:57 AM||1302 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
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..........