First Cabinet From Rough Wood

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Project by rolfeskj posted 455 days ago 997 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project from rough wood, I have done two other projects from Home Depot wood. I got the wood from a Amish saw mill. It is cherry and was very rough but only cost me $2 for a 9ft 1×6. I do not have a jointer or planer so I did what I could with my $100 delta table saw, belt sander, palm sander. I should be pickup up my first used craftsman 113.206 jointer this weekend to help me on my next project. I probably did not finish it correctly as I just used a cherry stain and a few coats of poly. But I do have to say the end result was pretty nice. For my joints I used a pocket hole screws, i know not the best way to do it but it pulled my joints together nicely to hide the fact none of the boards where that straight. My now old table saw (got a new accurate saw) was about 1/2 a degree in on the out feed side which left burning on the wood. Let me know what you think, again this was my first wood working project with rough wood.

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#1 posted 455 days ago

It looks great!! At that price for cherry I would buy all I could! Years ago I built kitchen cabinets with a Craftsman table saw and a Black & Decker router. Its a lot of work, but a great learning experience!! I always remember those days so I don’t take all my tools for granted. Thanks for posting!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#2 posted 455 days ago

Wow , $2 for the whole board , or per board foot ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 455 days ago

Whole board. I just got 15 more.

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#4 posted 455 days ago

very nice cabinet, and some really nice figures in that cherry. good score on the lumber!

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#5 posted 455 days ago

The whole board for $2…That’s almost robbery for that nice looking Cherry !!
Your cabinet came out great even with the tool shortage , the sign of a real Craftsman : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 454 days ago

looks good!!!!build another an put punched tin in the doors an it will be a pie safe.


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#7 posted 454 days ago

Great job!! Buy all the wood you can at that price. Welcome to LJ’s, thanks for posting.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#8 posted 454 days ago

I like the cabinet. It’s very clean and has a nice rustic nature to it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 450 days ago

It turned out really good looking and well made. Great design and finish. Good job!

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