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Thread: Built in Linen storage - Finished

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    Built in Linen storage - Finished

    A friend of mine is a general contractor and is doing some remodeling on a home in Boise. After having seen some of my work he asked me if I would be interested in building a cabinet for one of his customers. Does a bear.... well, you know.

    This big box will fit into a cut out in the central hall of their home, replacing one that was probably installed about 50 years ago.
    Here's the hole.
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    They wanted drawer storage for bed linens and shelf storage for towels, etc. Here's the plan:
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    I'm building the carcas out of pre-finished birch ply, 3/4 inch all around, even the back. No fancy joinery, pocket holes everywhere. Face frame is poplar as this will be painted. The panels in the doors and drawers will be MDF. Drawer boxes will be heard maple with plywood bottoms. Ball bearing full extension slides. I purchased the Kreg Klamp Table using up some gift cards I had been saving up. Wow, it really works well assembling face frames. Very pleased.

    Here's the work so far.
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    This thing weighs a ton - Happy to be making it in three peices - upper, lower, and face frame. I'll be delivering it to the contractors shop for priming and painting. Don't knw yet if I'll be needed for installation. Since the contractor knows what it takes to do something like this he did not even flinch when I gave him my estimate. Nice to have a job that pays well!
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    Going to be a good looking and functional cabinet Rennie Congrats on the commission

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    once again, they got the right man to do the job.
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    how do you like working with prefinished ply rennie?
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    Looks like that bear did, big time! Nicely done Rennie!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    how do you like working with prefinished ply rennie?
    It has it's problems. Not as flat or as many plys as Baltic, but saves a good deal of time and the price is good- about $65 a 4 x 8 sheet. Crappy ply from Home Depot is near $45 these days and it is rarely flat and not as stable as ply should be.
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    Is it covering up a door or access panel in the wall in back ??

    I've been eyeing the Kreg clam table. Thanks for the review
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    Should be a great project! Progress is looking good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gibson View Post
    Is it covering up a door or access panel in the wall in back ??

    I've been eyeing the Kreg clam table. Thanks for the review
    Yes! Oddly enough when the old cabinet was removed it revealed a doorway to a cubby about 20 inches deep 30 inches tall and 24 inches wide. Owners have no idea what it was for as it has been covered up since before they bought the home. There was some deliberation as to whether or not I should leave access in the back of the cabinet. Ultimately it was decided not to. I think they may put a time capsule or something back there for some future owner to find.

    As for the clamp table. Yes, I am very happy with it so far. Even more so because I was able to get it at half price! I had been given a number of gift cards and won a couple of more with my clock entry. I put the cards plus a storewide sale discount against the purchase of the table. It will serve as the top to my new rollaround cart and outfeed table. I hope to get started on that project in about a week or so.
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    Built in Linen storage

    Sea of maple. Today's project, is to break down and do the initial milling on the maple for the drawer sides. All of this wood will build four drawers.
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