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The New Construction Cat
- Published on Thursday, 14 June 2012
Authors: DebWe've had a new member of our family for about 8 months now. His name is Fizgig and he's awesome. I saw his picture on the BCSPCA website and went the next morning to meet him....
Kitchen cupboards in progress
- Published on Monday, 16 January 2012
Authors: DerekWell its been about 6 months since our last post. We've been working on the kitchen since May, pulled out all the plaster (it wasn't salvageable). Replaced the windows and doors, refinished the floors, and many other thing we'll leave for another post. We're building the faceframes and doors using salvaged wood from other parts of...
3 drawers down
- Published on Monday, 16 May 2011
Authors: DerekI've been working on the other 2 drawers, it's a really slow process. The 2 middle drawers are both 5". The bottom drawer is 7.5". I should have done 5.25" and 7", would have been a lot easier, since I have to glue up boards for the bottom drawer. I drilled the holes for the hardware, it isn't screwed on yet, I...
- Published on Sunday, 01 May 2011
Authors: DerekFinally got the top drawer done and installed. I had to router out the slot for the bottom. I used a piece of 1/4" pine plywood left over from another project. Since I used a centre slide I had to double up part of the bottom, so the screws didn't go right through. It took me a while to figure out how the slides work. They...
Half-Blind and Organized
- Published on Monday, 25 April 2011
Authors: DerekHalf-blind dovetails that is. These are the first ones I've attempted, besides the few practice ones I did. I'm pretty happy for a first attempt. It sure is time consuming doing them by hand, I don't know how many hours it took me to just do one drawer. This one is for the basement, 3 more to go for these cabinets. The most...
- Published on Monday, 18 April 2011
Authors: DerekHere is the rain barrel we got a few weeks ago. I added the overflow pipe today. Bought the wrong pipe the first time, so back to the store. The 1" pipe said 1" 25mm and I read it as 1.25". It doesn't have much water in it considering all the rain we've been having, time to check the gutters, there much be something...
Cabinet work in progress
- Published on Monday, 11 April 2011
Authors: DebI built the side panels for the cabinet today. Now for the counters and drawers. I want to practice my dovetails more before starting on the drawers. The counters are going to be concrete, 2" thick black. I need to make the mould first, we did a small counter in the bathroom, so this will be the 2nd one. We're not going to...
Sweatin' Bullets Sweatin' Copper
- Published on Monday, 07 March 2011
Authors: DerekPlumbing isn't really my thing. Having to sweat copper pipes in a confined space, surrounded by flamable materials makes me nervous. I used a doubled up piece of galvanized metal, and I still burnt the wall and cabinet a bit. I had a leak on the first attempt as well, I think the pipe was a little out of round, so I cut a bit more...
milling more wood
- Published on Monday, 07 February 2011
Authors: DerekI cut up an old 2x6 that I had to make some panels for the cupboard doors. They're almost 1/2", I'm going to plane them down to 1/4". There's are quite a few nail holes in them, we're going for a rustic look in the basement. One board split, so I had to glue it back together. I need to joint the boards as well, I'm going to...
Doors for Basement Kitchen Cabinets
- Published on Sunday, 23 January 2011
Authors: DerekI set up a couple jigs to do the mortise and tenons for the doors. This one is for the mortising. It holds the work piece, and has stops, so you adjust the length of the mortise. It look me a while to build, and while to setup. It was difficult to get them centred, I used my electronic calipers, to help dial it in. It needs to be...