Yesterday I told ya I was gonna clean my shop – I LIED! I picked it up but in the front is where I got to working on the cabinets, need to move them to the back. Here’s what it looks like at the moment.
The plywood has set for a week and it has dried some. It’s made a huge difference.
It’s not perfect but at least it’s laying flat enough to get it sawn decently. It actually did so well I was able to slide the panels through the drum sander with some 120 grit so I have will have pretty smooth and clean interiors. A quick sand with some 150 grit on a random orbital and we’re done.
Sanding yellow pine usually doesn’t work very well, it will gum up the paper, but the faces of this plywood had dried enough that I got by with it.
Now, I build cabinets a little different than most. I use a separate base set back under the front of the cabinet 3 1/2″ to give the toe-kick. Then, when you set the bases, level them, screw them to the floor and sit the box on top. This allows for shimming the bases level and installation is a lot easier. I also paint the base faces black, it gives a shadow look, you’ll see. The base thing also allows for easier wiring and plumbing should it need to be run under the cabinets. Every contractor who has used my cabinets like it. I also use french cleats to hang the upper units, more on that later.
The stuff for the clock arrived yesterday so need to think some on that. I’ve got to tell ya, the clock wasn’t one of my choices. I didn’t have it on my initial project list but Sherri decided to put it in and it won, need I say more? On to the cabinets. Sherri will be showing you the clock hardware and one of my original clocks. I’m going to build two, one with the through dovetails, I might spline dovetail it, like the feet on the step back, not sure yet. The other one we’ll do simpler. Gonna do one out of tiger maple, the other I was thinking some cherry or walnut. BigBob said he has some “white Birdseye” Wow – that would be nice. I like that.
Just so you know, we are gonna do the “Hanging Corner Cupboard” as well. There is a lot of good technique in it. So hang on guys, we have a lot coming. It’s getting “Shop Time” weather so this weekend go clean out the shop, check all your tools and get ready to rock.
Catch Ya Later!