My first major woodworking project

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Project by Oldtool posted 03-05-2013 02:35 PM 1492 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first major (something other than installing baseboard from the big box store) project, to finish off a game room in about 2000. (memory doesn’t work so well anymore) My wife asked for something to serve snacks and food from during the family gatherings. I looked through my stash of magazines, and came up with an article in the February 1984 issue of Popular Machanics. As you can see, I don’t throw anything away.
Anyway, not having any real prior woodworking experience, I labored with installing this on several consecutive weekends, and have since learned enough to know that I did everything the hard way back then. Made mostly of plywood, with some big box store molding as trim, and finished off with Italian tiles that cost more than twice as much as the remainder of materials. But, it made it look fairly decent considering my early woodworking year’s skill level. I even learned how to make frame and panel doors for the bottom, using plywood for the panel.
Thanks for looking, have a great time working wood.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#1 posted 03-05-2013 02:42 PM

A really nice project. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 03-05-2013 03:34 PM

Very very nice

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 03-05-2013 05:27 PM

Looks great! Nice work on the tile.

-- Tim P. Calhoun GA. Don't cry because it's over, smile....because for 7 glorious miles, everyone thought you were the real bus driver!

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#4 posted 03-05-2013 07:23 PM

looks nice and a first for you in making door and panel frames…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#5 posted 03-06-2013 02:51 AM

That looks GREAT.
You have done a fine job.
My wife would love it.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#6 posted 03-06-2013 05:13 AM

Nice. They’ve had some great plan articles in Pop MX. My favorite is November 1991. I’ve actually got 2 issues of it. It’s got some great detailed workbench and shop stuff plans.

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#7 posted 03-07-2013 12:45 AM

That came out really nice

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#8 posted 04-15-2013 05:23 AM

Very nice work! Good job on that project

-- The Gambrell Collection

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