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Old 04-17-2014, 07:23 PM   #381
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Really admire your work here...you're doing a fabulous job
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Wow! Thank you. I'm a big admirer of your Crown.
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I had two days off from work and I vowed to get some work done. Mission accomplished!

Started kitchen upper cabinets by building a frame from 1x3 pine. Once again, my Kreg Jig Jr. worked like a champ! I will never doubt the power of pocket screws.




Three 1x3 straps across the back will help secure it to the wall studs


Perfect fit at every corner except the ceiling, which I already knew wasnít perfectly flat. A piece of trim will cover that gap. The shelves will also get 1x2 trim across their front edges. Iíll buy some door tracks on Amazon and install acrylic bypass sliding doors in each of the three empty openings. I can cook food now!
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I have to say again, your craftmanship is most good Cabinets look beautiful!
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I've been putting off buying one of those pocket screw jigs for years... I think you just pushed me over the edge!
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i wish i was as good at working with wood as you are. your shelves look great.
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Outstanding cabinet work!
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You wonít regret it. My girlfriend bought it for me and she vacillated for days over which one to buy. In the end, she got the Kreg Jig Jr. and itís just right for someone who wants to be able to make or repair a few things, but not start full production. Any of the more full-featured models may be easier and quicker to use, but for someone like me, I wouldnít put it to good use. Iím very happy with what Iíve got.

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Thanks, everyone! Iím really just learning as I go. Iíve watched a few dozen YouTube videos on cabinet making and my plans were well considered and modeled in SketchUp! While Iíd like to maybe have traditional swinging doors, other conditions preclude their use, so simple sliding doors will have to suffice.
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My first day off from work in seven days and it's raining cats and dogs. But I did manage to get a few interior pictures with my "real" camera.













Sometimes I wish I would have covered the cheap vinyl flooring when I sprayed the ceiling and wall insulation; I kinda like it, but now the blobs of foam have ruined it. I did, however, remember a website I had bookmarked near the beginning of this project for www.rubberflooringinc.com. The company makes rubber "tiles" that interlock with jigsaw puzzle-like edges. Some are more appropriate for gym floors, but they do have some that are thin and tough and should hold up well to my dogs ... and anything they may leave behind. At less than $2 per square foot, it's not too expensive and the tiles are easily cut with a utility knife for custom installations.

In other news, I found a leak. When I removed the rain gutter over the entry door to pull the door hinge pin, I neglected to reinstall the gutter right away. I couldn't just re-use the screws that I had removed, so I planned to use rivets when I eventually got around to putting it back up. Well, I never did get around to it and today I found water coming in right above the door. While it's not in the wall framing, it does drip onto the top of the door where it seeps into the door itself, dripping out over the top of the window and around the edges. I'm hoping that the plywood inside the door is marine-grade so it won't immediately expand and rot, but I can't really do anything about it until it stops raining long enough for me to Gorilla tape over the gutter mounting holes. Bummer.
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