|Forum topic by Maveric777||posted 04-21-2010 02:03 PM||1321 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
04-21-2010 02:03 PM
Hey everyone, I am about to tackle a “Huge” job (at least in my book), and I was looking to get some suggestions.
Long story short is one of my bathrooms has to be destroyed to repair a leaking tub. We are going to remodel the entire bathroom and bring it up to date since most everything has to be removed anyways. I plan on building the vanity and trying to get my ducks in a row before I tear into this project.
My game plan is to build a vanity, cabinet above the toilet, and window treatment out of cherry (well cherry and popular to be exact). I am going to budget my tools into the cost of this bathroom (a great way for my wife to agree with me buying more tools… Yea!). I know I want my drawers built using dovetails and I want a raised (or just regular panel) doors for the vanity and small cabinet.
Instead of making three different post I decided to throw them all in one thread…. So here goes…
1) Book – Looking for an informative book that explains the finer points of building cabinets / vanities. I plan on starting this project in a couple of weeks and need to do all the homework I can to try and avoid “Issues” in the process.
2) Dovetail Jig – I need some recommendations for a good mid priced dovetail jig. I want to keep it under $250. I have read so many reviews I am getting squishy just thinking about it. So I figured i would ask on here what yall recommend.
3) Raised Panel Bits – Looking to see what yall recommend for a decent set of bits. I have a router table and Bosch 2 1/4 hp router mounted on it. It does accept 1/2” bits. I dont have the cash to drop crazy money on a set (I have seen those little jewels get crazy in price), but looking for the “Best bang For My Buck”
Thanks for any help you can give. I am very nervous about starting this project, but I guess this falls under “The Joys Of Home Ownership” phrase….. Oh joy!
-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.