The house projects – cabinets

I have two projects left on the interior of the house:

1. Baseboards
2. Cabinets

In the case of the cabinets it’s more than just cabinets. It will be cabinets plus shelving and other doodads to complete a laundry room, pantry, mud rooms and two walk-in closets.

So below is a picture of the first carcase that I am working on.

1st carcase

Total cost at this point is $40 including the maple face frames (not seen)

cross-cut sled for cabinets

Last night I finally got everything put together with the table saw. The output table set up, everything calibrated.

I then built the final thing that I needed to be able to start building cabinets…the cross-cut sled. These things are pretty easy to make. I ordered a couple of guides, cut a piece of wood and screwed them on.

Bingo. The last thing to do is square the fence to the blade. I used the 5-cut method and then the dial-in method.

Dead square.

Now I’m off to Europe for a couple of weeks and when I get back I’ll start putting cabinets together.


NASCAR Team winning percentages

Poor man’s stat mechanism (see here if you’re a stat nut)

Can’t wait for Penske to join the Ford fray.

Screen Shot 2013 01 17 at 4 20 56 PM

*Stats since 1988 for Roush, Hendrick and Childress.
1992 for Gibbs

2011 Championship – Stewart-Haas, Driver: Stewart
Chevy supported by Hendrick

2012 Championship – Penske, Driver: Keselowski, Dodge

Laundry Pedestal


Here’s the nearly finished laundry pedestal with a coat of primer. The odd cutout in the back is for the dryer vent. The drawer fronts make it look symmetrical.

I’ll show a shot when it’s done and in place

Demo work on the new house

Did some demo work on the house tonight. Opening up the kitchen to the dining room and removing the pantry (there’s another just around the corner).

Next step is to remove the 2×4’s.