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Thread: and it only took me 7 years

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    and it only took me 7 years

    Here is the answer to the question, "What's he making all those drawers for?"

    I began this project 7 years ago and for the majority of that time the cabinets lacked face frames, doors and drawers. Being presently unemployed, I have more time on my hands, and I want to be able to sell the house some day, so I thought it was high time I finished it.

    Some issues I ran into.

    • I was tempted to tear the whole thing out and go buy furniture. But, there was no way any furniture was gong to afford me so much storage space.
    • I seem to have gotten to be a better woodworker over the past 7 years because I found a lot of mistakes! None of which I corrected. I just wanted this project to be over.
    • Pine darkens with age. Oh well. In about 5 years maybe it will all start to look the same. I just did not want to go through the hassle of trying to match everything up.
    • Lastly, I don't feel bad about not fixing errors or matching color because I know that there is a 50% chance the next owner will rip it all out anyway.

    All totaled there are 8 large drawers under the bed and a storage door/area in the end that is about 20" square and 6' deep. The two night stands have a total of 6 drawers, and the built ins have a total of 24 ranging in depth from 8" to 1 1/2". The cabinets are all 21" deep and range in width from 23" to 28". Lots and lots of storage!

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    Well it's bout time
    Looks good
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

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    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    WOW Rennie, nice to see the pieces and parts as a final project, nicely done, great design, color, fit, finish etc, etc, etc yep GREAT job Rennie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Niemi View Post
    WOW Rennie, nice to see the pieces and parts as a final project, nicely done, great design, color, fit, finish etc, etc, etc yep GREAT job Rennie
    yea tom someday we'll get to see the final pics of your kitchen cabinates.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Niemi View Post
    WOW Rennie, nice to see the pieces and parts as a final project, nicely done, great design, color, fit, finish etc, etc, etc yep GREAT job Rennie
    Promise me you'll be that kind when you see it in person.
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    Thinks Tom should stay home and get his kitchen done.
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    Promise me you'll be that kind when you see it in person.
    GUARANTEED

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    All i can think is WOW what a nice job. I think you added value to your home big time. Storage in the bedroom is always an issue.

    Seriously they look real good.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    yea tom someday we'll get to see the final pics of your kitchen cabinates.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Thoits View Post
    Thinks Tom should stay home and get his kitchen done.
    All stained, will be sprayed after the tour then install, shouldn't take more than 3 more years

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