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    Pecan kitchen cabinet build

    Here is your warning Allen!
    Well after some motivation from ya'll I'm finally going to post some pictures. I started this build back in mid December but haven't been very motivated since being laid off Jan. 8th.

    Starting from the left is the cabinet above the ref. and the pantry.
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    The space to the left of the base is for a wine cooler. The narrow frame to the right of the upper will be a angled open shelf cabinet.
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    This is where the computer will end up. The printer will go in the cabinet to the left and the cpu in the narrow opening in the cabinet to the right. The 3 frames sitting on top will have glass doors per loml.
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    Due to budget concerns I changed the design slightly and tried my hand at resawing veneer. Here are some pieces already jointed and glued up ready for the vacum bag.
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    These pieces are for the upper cabinets at the computer desk.
    Here is one of the backs I'm prepping for glue up.
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    And one the sides of the base cab at the computer desk.
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    That some nice looking wood Alan and looks like its going to be some beautiful cabinets when done
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    Looking good so far Alan that pecan is some good looking stuff thanks for sharing as use us as your motivation to get at them

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    alan, how thick did you cut the veneer ? and how long of pieces are those? thats some mighty good resawun from my stand point..and you either picked your boards pretty good or got lucky to be able to lay them together like that lookun forward to the rest of the story here
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    I was able to get it between 1/16" to 3/32" thick. I would get about 7 pieces out of a 4/4 board. All of the pecan boards have a light and dark side to them. Most of boards I used where about 9-1/2" wide which I ripped in half and then proceeded to resaw them being very careful to keep track of the order. The longest ones are about 64" long and about 18" wide. The one picture where I still have to joint the pieces will end up 64" long by 30" wide.

    This is a first for me doing veneer like this and I have you all to thank for giving me the inspiration to do it. If anyone has any tips about it don't hesitate to post them as I'm doing my best to make it look like I know what I'm doing.

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    Well I cut my stiles and rails for the doors and ran them thru the jointer and planer last night and today. They are about 15/16" thick right now and I'm going to let them sit a few days to reaclimate before I plane them to final thickness.
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    Here is the pile of scrap along with the stack on the bench in the back that I'll use for cooking on the grill.
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    Now I need to go thru this material and cut my panels for the doors. Gonna be close.
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    hey alan??? whats that real curly piece doing back to the left side in the last pic?? right next to the purty model you have for the picture shoot
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  8. #8
    Sorry to disappoint you Larry but that is actualy the back side of a piece of 1/4 " plywood.

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    those pecan boards are so nice and straight/flat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Bienlein View Post
    Sorry to disappoint you Larry but that is actualy the back side of a piece of 1/4 " plywood.
    well if thats the back side what does the good side look like? Birdseye maybe
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
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    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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