I’ve got the frame cut for the shaker door for the medicine cabinet done. Will need to cut a small groove with the dada blade on my table saw for the inlay.
All the pieces for the cabinet are cut. This is looking at it from the back side. Will use the kreg jog to fix the shelves to the outter prices. Loose fit looks good! Disregard the scrap that is lifting up the bottom shelf. Since it isn’t sitting on the door frame, it sits 19mm lower than the rest of the cabinet.
Setting up the dado now. Bonus, the only metric tape measures in all of Indiana right here. Only one I could find.
Dado is cuts are done for the shaker door.
About done for the day. I’ll get all of the kreg holes drilled and will assemble and paint tomorrow. Might Swells are gone after this one and who wants to work in the heat without a tasty drink.
Done for today. Will wrap it all up tomorrow. That’ll be assembling with kreg screws and glue and finally painting. I forgot I need to go buy a small pane of glass and some frosting paint. That’ll be what goes inside the dado channel. I think it’ll look pretty awesome.
Alright, back at it again. Lots of glue. Lots of screws. Lots of clamping. Working on the medicine cabinet first.
Changed bits to something that worked. The one pic has a short bit in the extension. That never worked. I was originally using a longer bit with no extension. The was close and opted instead for an extension. But I had to put the extension with the long bit and this works great
Alright, this is assembled. Going to redo the doors frame after I do the bookshelf. When I was showering last night thinking about the doors, I realized that my channels would get in the way of the the butt joint. So I’ll have to come back to them.
Any who, here is the medicine cabinet, not painted of course.
Alright, going to be drinking a lot today. This humidity and heat are wrecking me. My hair goes nuts in this environment. Building must continue.
Alright bookshelf is started. Opened a watermelon kiwi drink. Probably the best so far.
Alright, the leg/supports are in. Moving to shelves now.
Almost forgot, I need to put the trip on the top of the bookshelf. This is for my 11 year old daughter so it seems like a good fit. For the back panel, my wife used some left over glitter wall paper on it. I’ll attached that once we get it painted.
Started on the front piece. Had to come in and take a break. 6 drinks in this heat😓 will probably get the rest of this trim on and call it a day. Save sanding and painting for tomorrow after work.
Alright last post today concerning the building. Trim is on, glue is drying. My wife says I stink and to go take shower. 🧟♂️
Alright, picking this project back up. I recut the shacker door frame pieces. I opted to cut tenons as the kreg holes would have been ugly. Probably the most complex joint I have cut. It’s a little rough, but it’ll look nice enough. I’m ready to paint now!
Alright, pieces are setup. Time to find my airless sprayer....
Alright, let’s get painting. The red paint that is everywhere is from when I painted my father in-law’s chicken coop. 🐔
Aright, first coat is done. Trulys are all done, starting on the Modelos
Alright that is enough for the day on this. The painting is done with the exception of a few spots of touch up. Every thing is cleaned up. And I’ve had my fill of beer for the day. I really like the finish. All that is left now is to assemble the door, attach the backing to the book shelf, and mount the cabinet. Should be able to wrap that up tomorrow evening.
Back at it early today. I couldn’t find glass for the cabinet doors simple I glass it is. I’ve got some frosting paint to glass it up a bit. Lets see how it turns out.
PS. If anyone ever tells you plexiglass can’t be sharp, I’ll cut their throats with a piece.
Alright, while the frosting paint is drying, I finished assembling the bookshelf. The back in is just some thin plywood with some left over glitter wallpaper glued to it. Certainly fitting for an 11 year olds bedroom 🥰
Alright, the door is glued and clamped. Will need some joint love and touch up paint, but all in all I’m really happy how this came out.
Once this dries, I’ll attach the hinges and attach it to the cabinet.
Ohhh, bonus ogre foot!
Alright, hinges are attached and door is mounted. Looks great! I added some wood filler to the corner and will repaint all of them once I do some light sanding. Last picture will be with this dude mounted!
@Clifford Oh cool. I just got a jigsaw a few weeks ago, but I haven't used it yet. I'm trying to make some little platforms so I can use my desk as a standing desk.
I’ve got a love hate relationship with jigsaws. Perhaps it’s because I’ve always had cheap ones? Perhaps it’s cheap blades? But for the life of me, I CANNOT get them to cut material well. The blade always ends up twisting and my cuts just require so much extra work. I just used it last week to create a new base for a cushion my wife is working on and it has its place...but I don’t like it 😂🤣
@Clifford Yeah, I used some saws in high school shop class, and then just cutting 2 x 4s to length every now and then, but I've never built furniture or anything, so I figured getting a cheap saw would be a place to start. The pictures on the box don't show anybody doing any precision tasks, so I don't have my expectations set too high. If I can make a 45° miter cut on this 1 x 6, I'll be happy. If I can't, I'll just do one of those box joins.
@Clifford 👍 I'm excited to see the end result! Be sure to post pics when you're done!
Oh most def, I plan on streaming picture progress as I continue to hack away at it. I’m guessing I’ve got about 2 or 3 hours of work left.
😂🤣 first time trying them. Need to get through this case and see how we feel about them.
Too god damn much. This is second to the last for this case. Then we are off to modelo. I’m tired of it!
3/10 would not drink again or recommend.
@lain this last one is for you!
@lain no beverage left behind!
@Clifford If I wanted the universe to guffaw at me, I would attempt to mount a door with hinges.
They look awesome, but they seem super intimidating. I’ll have to give them a try on my next project.
Mostly an instance for friends and family. Nothing special.