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Old 06-29-2011, 07:35 PM   #61
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Yeah I had planned on putting in one of those little spring loaded magnet things on each door. That will keep it from falling through, I hope.
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:41 PM   #62
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Did you look into 12' moulding?
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No, I haven't. I'm thinking since I bought three 8' pieces and I've already stained them that I might just try to splice some piece together to get the length for the long sides. Basically use three smaller pieces to cover the front and back edge and a single piece for each side. Not sure I can make that look good. If not then I'll have to go buy more trim and this will go to waste just like the 1/4 round pieces.
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:21 PM   #64
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Have the poly on both sides of one of one the side sheets and on the face side of the other one. I'm going to go sand down the face side of one of them now while I'm waiting for dinner to cook. Then maybe I can get the second coat on that one tonight.
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:39 PM   #65
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Added two new pics of the Radiata Pine side panels. One with only one coat of poly and the other with two coats having been sanded after the first coat. Yes I know the thing shouldn't be outside on the lawn but my house is completely taken up with tools and boards, etc. Plus I'm very near throwing up from the smell of all of the varnish and poly.
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:11 AM   #66
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Just ordered two of these power strips to mount inside on the top back rail.
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Old 06-30-2011, 02:15 AM   #67
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Added a second coat of poly to the side panel that only had one coat and hadn't been sanded. Just want to see the diff between that and the one I sanded in between coats. This stuff is very rough and really soaks up the stain and poly.
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Old 07-01-2011, 02:03 AM   #68
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Well I ended up having to get different trim for the top edges, yet again. However it is now on so I won't need anymore for that. I cut the top out today that was scary after working so hard to get it to look nice but it went well. Then screwed the top down to the frame and put the trim on it.

Turned out after making the top I had just enough of the birch left to make the floor for the inside of the cabinet. Getting all of the cuts for that was a total pain in butt.

That is enough to tonight. There are several new pictures up here.
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Looking really good you had a good day
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Looking really good you had a good day
Thanks. It was nice to finally get a little more of it put together. I was worried that putting the poly on before cutting was going to be a mistake however as it turned out that helped keep the splintering down to a minimum when I cut the pieces. Getting all of the little cuts in the base boards was very time consuming but the fit came out nice.

Tonight I need to sand down the side boards again and give them another coat of poly. While those are drying I'm going to think about how the heck to cut the top doors.

I was hoping I could pick up some prefab cabinet doors (for the front) at Lowes but they don't carry any. It makes sense given that most cabinets are different sizes.

Will try to post another update tonight.
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