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Old 08-22-2009, 01:57 PM   #11
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Very nice stand!
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Old 08-22-2009, 02:06 PM   #12
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i've never seen pine look so good. very nice job. only thing i would have done different was use titebond 3 or a poly glue like gorilla glue for the added protection incase of water splashes/spills/leaks.
Where/how did you get knot free pine?
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Old 08-22-2009, 03:42 PM   #13
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Looks nice snorkel. But don't fogot to seal it so there is no water damage.
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Old 08-24-2009, 02:14 AM   #14
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i've never seen pine look so good. very nice job. only thing i would have done different was use titebond 3 or a poly glue like gorilla glue for the added protection incase of water splashes/spills/leaks.
Where/how did you get knot free pine?
Everything is pocket screwed as well as glued, so the standard carpenters glue is fine, it will also be well coated on the inside and out with poly.

Gorilla glue is not good for wood joints because it expands big time while it cures. You would have to soak cured carpenters glue for a long time before it would come apart.

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snorkel, thats a very nice looking stand... how much did it cost you in supplies?
A lot less that 400 dollars (which a nice stand from the LFS would cost)

The wood is from Menards and is the select grade pine 1x4s. I have not added up the receipts, but it's less than 100. It's taken a fair amount of time to create this though.
It would have been far easier to just buy a nice one, but then I wouldn't have the satisfaction of knowing I built it

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A lot less that 400 dollars (which a nice stand from the LFS would cost)

The wood is from Menards and is the select grade pine 1x4s. I have not added up the receipts, but it's less than 100. It's taken a fair amount of time to create this though.
It would have been far easier to just buy a nice one, but then I wouldn't have the satisfaction of knowing I built it

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you also wouldnt have the satisfaction of having $300 more dollars
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looks really good!
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Dude that looks great! What made you choose 1x4 instead of 2x4?
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Dude that looks great! What made you choose 1x4 instead of 2x4?
1x4s are easier to work with because they are generally a much higher grade.
The pine I used is select grade Radiata pine from New Zealand and has 0 knots.
When you start out with square wood, it's going to be easier to get a finished cabinet that is square and true.

I was really lacking time to do the doors, so I bit the bullet and ordered some.

Oh, and I decided to paint the top, back and inside with exterior acrylic latex instead of staining since those parts are not seen anyway. Will post pics when it's all stained and painted and doors attached.



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Update, almost done

The flash made some of the pics appear redish, but it's more brown in
person.

http://www.amsoftwaredesign.com/one.jpg
http://www.amsoftwaredesign.com/two.jpg
http://www.amsoftwaredesign.com/three.jpg
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