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Old 04-17-2013, 09:06 PM
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Several months ago, my friend Skip found out I am a woodworker and gave me a pile of old pine boards to build a printer stand for him. I took my time evaluating the material and let the wood tell me what I could make.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:17 PM
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I made some progress, stretching the width of a few boards, even one the was already 17" wide. I used 6mm dominos to assemble the carcass. The shelves were not flat, so the dilemma was how to accurately locate the tenons. I solved this by placing a sheet of melamine board on the bottom of the shelf and referencing those mortises off that. I did it from the bottom so that the off-center holes would have the thicker material over them, theoretically making the shelf able to support more weight. I then used that same marked sheet of melamine to cut the mortises on the sides. Worked like a charm!
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I finished the cabinet last weekend and delivered it to Skip. He & his wife Winnie were very happy with the result! I'll have to go back & take some pictures of it in place when I need a glass of wine.

For the final finish I used Minwax natural stain and Deft satin brushing lacquer.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:01 AM
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Pretty!!


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Old 05-05-2013, 02:59 PM
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Great Work Alex. I really like the finish. That suits the old pine so well.
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:17 AM
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I left as much of the original finish and patina intact as possible. When I stretched the board widths, I used material that matched as closely as possible. The few raw edges that were on the ends of the top and the sides of the face frame, I was able to stain with Minwax natural to match. I used Deft satin brushing lacquer to put a new top coat on the whole cabinet.

Even though I used dominos to fasten the interior shelves, I put 4 old cut nails through the sides to anchor each side just for fun. I was a really fun project, especially as it came together in the final assembly. My friend Skip actually wanted to pay me, even after he gave me some jackets, luggage, backpack and a bottle of wine for my efforts.
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