8 Hours. That’s how long the project book said it would take to make the book case I designed my camera cabinet off of. Ha! I can’t even count how many hours I’ve put in on this thing now – probably another 6 or so this weekend. I’m slow.
I made quite a bit of progress in the past couple days: top trim; adjustable shelf; researched, bought hinges; made and hanged(?) the doors; and got almost halfway done making the trim for the doors. I also picked out a couple sample stains and tried them out on some of the scrap wood. I think I’ll be going with a couple coats of Minwax Red Oak over the Red Mahogany, but we’ll see.
Here’s where it stands tonight (more photos here)..
Bits left: finish making and installing door trim; make the back; sand; stain; poly.
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A few things learned thus far:
1) I’m really tired of splinters.
2) Oak is a bit more difficult to use a router on than other softer woods.
3) Wood glue is amazing stuff – I read that Titebond holds 3600lbs. of pressure at room temperature. When it failed at that pressure, 77% of the time it was the wood that broke, not the glue. Cool stuff.
4) Knowing when to call it a day saves a lot of mistakes – and therefore trips back to buy more wood.