Squeezed in a good day doing cabinetry

I had a good 6 hour block of uninterrupted time (translation: Sasha and Shelley either sleeping or basking in the sun) yesterday and got 90% of the setup work done for the drawers.

Included in this push was cutting the drawer sides on the tablesaw, which makes the cuts much more precise. Normally I avoid plopping a sheet of plywood on my tablesaw because it’s so unwieldy, but with the right arrangement it can be done.

I will try to get the last 10% of the framing for the drawers done today or tomorrow, so I can hit it on the drawers themselves before Greg comes next weekend. He has asked me to make something with him.

Can’t wait to do the upper cabinets. I ordered some birch edging for the birch plywood I will use so they look nicer. The upper cabinets will take a longer time but will be so worth it.

Here are a few images of where I am so far on the second set of lower cabinets.


Garage cabinets for the back wall

Got a good push today for my back wall lower cabinets. Pretty frustrating to have to absorb the uneven concrete, and non-plumb back wall. I can make mistakes all on my own without any help, thank you very much šŸ˜‰

Making progress on the BBQ prep islandĀ 

It’s starting to come together. The sides and back are tongue and groove pine slats. The base frame hidden behind the slats is 1/2 plywood. The theory being the whole thing will be lighter than the first one I made…so far it’s on par to be just as heavy. 

The rails and stiles are cheap 1x pine. It’s hard to tell, but the center area is intended to be open to the air, with adjustable shelves. This will let me get to my induction burner, and the margarita machine easily. The side spaces will have cupboard doors, and a drawer above them. 

I will have to stop at this point to prepare for our new deck installation in about 10 days. But a decent chunk of the work is done.