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    Re: Starting my first project - cabinet

    I guess I'd have to see the design. I'm still not getting the issue with shims in a dado stack.
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    Re: Starting my first project - cabinet

    Here's a link to my sketchup attempt - https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/...ad.php?t=62870

    I got the dado's done and correct (hopefully). The shelves fit but are snug.

    Now I noticed a mistake in my design. I was testing out putting a sacrificial fence to rabbet out the edges of the top piece. When I put the piece on top I realized that the side would have the exposed end of the top plywood. I went back and it's there in the design, I just didn't think it through. Should I attach the top differently or is there some way I can hide that end?





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    Re: Starting my first project - cabinet

    Trim molding?
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    Re: Starting my first project - cabinet

    Yeah, I think that's what I'll end up doing.

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    Re: Starting my first project - cabinet

    It was already on your mind. You just wanted someone else to say it.
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    Re: Starting my first project - cabinet

    Think I'm done for the day, but I have a dry fit test. There's some minor warp but I think when I clamp and glue it will be fine.
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    Re: Starting my first project - cabinet

    Well sir, I must say it looks to be going quite well!
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    Re: Starting my first project - cabinet

    As far as router bits in a BORG, I have actually seen these in stock in one of the Winston Salem stores: https://www.lowes.com/pd/IRWIN-3-Pie...t-Set/50247095


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    Re: Starting my first project - cabinet

    Well done dadoes and rabbets! Kudos! So you were able to figure out the dado shims in your Freud set and do the whole shebang?

    Wood edge banding on plywood works nicely and it's really simple to do. Plus you're planning on painting this project if I remember correctly. Poplar edge banding will be okay.

    http://www.thewoodwhisperer.com/videos/on-the-edge/

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    Re: Starting my first project - cabinet

    [QUOTE=dazart;581457]Here's a link to my sketchup attempt - https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/...ad.php?t=62870

    I got the dado's done and correct (hopefully). The shelves fit but are snug.

    Now I noticed a mistake in my design. I was testing out putting a sacrificial fence to rabbet out the edges of the top piece. When I put the piece on top I realized that the side would have the exposed end of the top plywood. I went back and it's there in the design, I just didn't think it through. Should I attach the top differently or is there some way I can hide that end?

    if you don't want molding on the side, trim off some of the top ends and edge band them.

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    Re: Starting my first project - cabinet

    Wasn't aware it was to be painted. Hit the plywood exposed edge with spackling, sand smooth and paint away.
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    Re: Starting my first project - cabinet

    Yep. I'm creating 1 for each side of this fireplace. This is what it looks like right now - it was like this when we bought the house. We want to remove the tall cabinet on the right, remove the part around the tv (basically leaving just the fireplace), then put the cabinets I'm making now on each side of the fireplace. They'll be shorter than the fireplace and hopefully will make the area look 'space-ier'. (I'm horrible with describing visual ideas. lol)

    We noticed that the trim molding on the current cabinet and tv top are the same molding that is around the fireplace so were hope we can save it and use it on the new cabinets so it will match the fireplace molding - we'll have to see. It's hard to see it in this picture but it's all I had on my phone and I'm currently at work. If not at least you guys gave me some great options.


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    Re: Starting my first project - cabinet

    Steve,
    This offer might be a little late but I'm in the middle of a cabinet project and just (yesterday) completed glue-up of all the boxes. If you want to come by the shop and take a look, you might pick up some ideas. Lots of different methods of making cab boxes. I've tried many and screwed up plenty. But all came out OK after some figuring and fixing.

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