|Project by GlennsGrandson||posted 02-05-2013 05:49 AM||1184 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
My friend that I work my “professional” job with also works as a janitor/maintenance man at a nearby church. They needed a better mail organization system (which still may need some numbers or something)... so he says, “hey, I have this woodworking friend!” (maybe not an exact quote).. and here we are.
Although I did enjoy being able to use the new/used bandsaw and table saw of mine (recent acquirements) and did do some sweet, tight dadoing on the plywood case, I am soon learning the pitfalls of being a woodworker (everyone wants something).
It is yellow birch ply (3/4” on the sides, bottom, top and 1/2” on the back). I wish I had gotten a picture of the back, I was really pleased with my dado’s and miters on this project (most likely due to my recent tool upgrades). The shelves are 1/8” hardboard with a curve cut out on the front for easy grabbing of mail (done on the band saw with a template screwed to 6-8 of them at a time). It has 1/4’ oak on the front to cover the ply… I encouraged 3/4” oak ply but where my friend went (the orange box store), he said that they didn’t have the 2’x4’ sheets there so he got yellow birch. It is stained with Minwax Golden Oak (not the hardboard though), he still will need to put some sort of protective coating on it though.
It is what it is but I think that it turned out rather well. While I do not particularly like other people coming up with “projects” for me (as if woodworkers don’t have enough things that they want to build) we are lucky that we both enjoy hanging out with one another. So it gives us a reason to get together and we can maybe accomplish something at the same time.
Also: I know that there are some stickers left on the hardboard, they will be removed and they are no longer my problem (so I am told).
As always, thanks to everyone for looking and all comments are welcome.
-- Grant - N Dakota