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#403614 - 04/28/14 08:01 AM Re: Made Some Sawdust today. [Re: Socketman]
Murph Offline
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Registered: 10/05/06
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A pretty basic, OK very basic, pine shelf I just finished for my Mom-in-law as she couldn't find anything with high enough shelves to fit her photo albums. Sharon did the finish since my asthma reacts to the chemicals pretty badly. She did a pretty good job for her first project. It's hard not to have pine go all blotchy.

I wasn't happy using the one-side-good plywood for the backing but she insisted on paying for materials and looking at receipts so I had to keep the budget as low as possible. She has more boxes of albums to go in there, so soon it won't be seen anyways.


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#403616 - 04/28/14 08:10 AM Re: Made Some Sawdust today. [Re: Socketman]
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Nice job. You can use a wood conditioner before you stain, it really helps even the finish/stain out esp on softwoods like pine.
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#403620 - 04/28/14 08:38 AM Re: Made Some Sawdust today. [Re: Adrian]
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Looks great!
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#403623 - 04/28/14 11:05 AM Re: Made Some Sawdust today. [Re: pmbuko]
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Registered: 03/23/10
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You go, Andrew! Looks super!
Did you make the drawers? Do they have mechanical sliders?
Are those just drawer faces crazy-glued to a face frame?

You have asthma? I am sorry to hear that. I know lots of sufferers. It's sooo Irish around Boston to have asthma.

Seriously, I don't know any Jews, Poles, Italians or wasps with it. Bill has it-------Bill MURPHY! My friend David has it----David MURPHY! and I'm pretty sure at least ONE of the Mike Murphys does, too! I know Simon Donovan does.

Wow, I never thought of them all together like that. So it must be either a particularly Irish gene being passed on, or simply generations of childhood alcohol consumption, right?
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#403625 - 04/28/14 02:01 PM Re: Made Some Sawdust today. [Re: Socketman]
Murph Offline
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Thanks guys!

She did use a condition and yes, it certainly does help. I've ruined (in my mind) pine projects before by thinking I could get away with not using it.

Yes, they are real drawers. No steel runners though. It's old-school. They sit on waxed wooden tracks. There is a wooden knob inside that you turn down from the top to keep them from sliding out all the way. If you do need them to come all the way out (like to add more wax) then you reach in and turn the knob out of the way.

The whole thing was an 'old-school' project. No nails or screws used. Even the plywood backing sits in it's own routed groove.

No worries about the Asthma, it's negligible in most conditions. you could kill me with a bottle of hairspray and extremely cold air can be a challenge until I adjust but other than that, it's almost negligible.
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#403629 - 04/28/14 03:06 PM Re: Made Some Sawdust today. [Re: Socketman]
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Nice job, Murph!

So it's all glued? 100% plywood?
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#403635 - 04/28/14 08:35 PM Re: Made Some Sawdust today. [Re: Socketman]
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I like it, Andrew! Good job.
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#403637 - 04/28/14 10:41 PM Re: Made Some Sawdust today. [Re: Socketman]
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Registered: 05/13/02
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Loc: western canada
I wish i had:

1) The time
2) The tools
3) The talent

When all else fails, i wish i had:
1) Murph as a neighbor to do it for me
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#403643 - 04/29/14 07:39 AM Re: Made Some Sawdust today. [Re: MarkSJohnson]
Murph Offline
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Registered: 10/05/06
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Loc: PEI, Canada
Thanks guys.

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Nice job, Murph!

So it's all glued? 100% plywood?


I hadn't replied earlier because I thought you were being funny.

Yes to all glued. By taking the time to totally use various joints instead of screws, it actually became the sturdiest thing I have ever built.

Only the very rear backing piece is plywood. The rest is pine.
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#403644 - 04/29/14 07:47 AM Re: Made Some Sawdust today. [Re: Socketman]
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No, it was a serious question. I misunderstood that only the back was ply. It seems I've been seeing many projects lately that are 100% edge-treated plywood.

Having not built any actual furniture, I was wondering if wood movement would be an issue with solid pieces. I know that's not a problem with engineered materials like plywood.
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