Okay, so maybe that’s a bit of a stretch (or is it?), but there are good reasons to adopt a more independent lifestyle, notwithstanding the zombies.
Mounting doors, a little easier than horses……
Mounting the doors is going to take a little bit of careful preparation. Not only is this a critical step (for me) but I’ll be cutting a shallow rabbet in each of the doors and I want to be absolutely sure everything is going to come out right before I do that.
Who thought that the drawers would be the most complicated part of this cabinet? Complicated yes, but difficult, not so (except for the dovetails). Drawers go together with a straightforward, step by step process that is at times painstaking, but without the hair-pulling and teeth-gnashing that one might expect (except for the dovetails).
Okay, drawers are not so bad, it’s the dovetails that continue to trip me up and typically, a drawer is one of the components of furniture that almost always benefits from dovetails.
In my humble opinion, there’s nothing quite so awesome as building a shed for the aspiring DIY’er. With just a few tools and some cheap lumber from the BOBS (big orange box store) you can build something that, in a very short time, will give you an amazing sense of accomplishment and just be so incredibly useful for as long as you own your house. If you rent, you can talk to the landlord about trading rent $$ for your time and materials.
This one’s for Brian…….
“When is it going to start looking like furniture?”
Kind of like framing a house, this is an exciting part of the build process for me, when “whatever it is” begins to look like “what it’s supposed to be”. Too bad we don’t have our faithful companion Luna to help, she always offered a comforting “bark” when I hit my thumb with a hammer…. (I realize now that they have been seriously over-bred, but honestly, I never met a Labrador I didn’t like!).
And now: back to our regularly scheduled furniture.
Phew! I think we’re ready to take the plunge…..
So with the major cutting complete on all the parts of the frame and panels, it is worthwhile to take a moment and consider some final actions that make sense to complete before we go past the point of no return (glue).
Steve is a program manager with Pilatus Aircraft and a person with a broad life experience. He has passions for woodworking, bicycle frames and anything “Do-It-Yourself” as well as a desire to share these interests.