Thursday, May 12, 2011

Euro Cabs trois

I see some MDF, I want it painted black.

Note drawers are fitted/ installed.  Have to paint the fronts, install hinges and pulls, and they're ready to go.  The blue tape on the corners was for marking reveals to measure against to cut everything.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Euro cabs - biscuited drawers

Don't have a router table yet, so the drawers are getting biscuits.  Here're the parts with the insides pre-finished.  Pre-finishing the inside of the drawers will save the nightmare of trying to get an even, drip/ run-free finish applied in all those corners.  Note the short biscuit slots in in the end (taped off from finish to keep bare wood where the glue will go), and the full-length slot close to one edge of each.

One side installed:  the drawer bottom is leaning against it.  The slots close to the bottom edge will capture the drawer bottom.  The un-finished wood left close the ends (where the biscuit slots are) will accept glue.

Bottom fitted into the slot.  Note how sticks up ~1/4" higher than the side - that will fit into the slot in the other drawer side.  The drawer bottoms are sized to be 1/4" bigger (on each side, 1/2" total) than the inside of the drawer.  The slots in the sides are 1/4" deep - if all goes well, when glued up it will be one solid "piece" of wood.  Since this is all plywood, the bottoms will be glued in - there's no need to allow for wood expansion/ contraction in plywood this small.

Other side installed, biscuits in place.  The last side can be dropped on.  The side parts' biscuit slots,  bottom-edge slot, and  bare wood areas make sense when you see this pic.

Lather, rinse, repeat.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Euro Cabs deux

Four of the five cabs glued up and staged.

Note the drawer slides sitting in the bottom of cab 2 (from the left), and the stack of drawer parts ready to go on the TS.  Drawers should be done today.

Underestimated the amount of edge-banding I'd need.  I guesstimated about 50', bought a 50' roll, and was very mindful of keeping the offcuts small.  Ran out on the LAST side of the last cab - I'm 30" short.  Did some math to figure out if the roll was short, somehow you're looking at 49 + feet of banding in this pic, and I have 30" (of 60" needed) still left.  They didn't short me, they over-ed me.  

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Closing on the sandwich...

Room to work:  4 or 5 cabinets layed out for finish.

The sink base dry fit.