If you’ve been following along with the shutter stand, now is the time to fit the shelves. In yesterday’s post I went into some detail about beading and practical embellishment, so I’m not going to rehash that here, but I did want to show some progress pics and share the process as to how I… Continue reading fitting the shelves
If you would have asked me, say a year ago,my thoughts on moulding and embelishments I would have entered the conversation with some skepticism. I probably would have said that it was appropriate in some circumstances (like the giant hideaway murphy bed I built to look like a wardrobe with ogees and crown moulding abounding) but… Continue reading A word on embelishments
My family and I observe a “screen Sabbath” each week from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday, where we unplug and make sure we’re staying connected to one another face to face, so no build post today. I scheduled this post ahead of time to ask this question: Is anyone building along? If you’re working on… Continue reading is anyone building along?
If all goes well up to this point you’ve got yourself something that looks like this: In order to turn this TARDIS blue framework into something usable, you still need shelves. That’s not a big deal, we’re just going to make some tongue and groove shelves out of 1″ x 8″ pine (you’ll need a… Continue reading if all goes well…
In the last post I advocated traditional cabinetry by stressing the dovetails. Today’s a different day. Today’s an imminently practical day. Today is the day to break out the one power tool you will need in the whole project. Today is the day for (shudder) pocket screws. Hear me out… Start out by marking the… Continue reading Casework
In the last post I mentioned that there were several ways to create a frame for this project. When deciding how I was going to do this I had three objectives. I wanted the frame to be: 1) light 2) strong 3) unobtrusive In order to accomplish this we’re going to build three boxes, much like… Continue reading the bare bones
Over the next two weeks I’m going to be posting some detailed info on my current project along with pictures and thoughts about the build. As I mentioned this is going to be partly salvaged material (shutters) augmented with only what you can buy at the local big box home store. I love working in… Continue reading Potato Bin: part one