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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #225 on: July 17, 2018, 03:22 AM »
Play the game: See if you can find #24 and my roomate.
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Roommate: left middle? lazing on a cushion (the life!)
#24: in the mirror

No idea what it's about but I love the 'La Chien... [cant read the end there] c'est Lui' picture
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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #226 on: July 17, 2018, 03:25 AM »
That poster was my father's -- let's see who can tell us what it refers to.

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #227 on: July 17, 2018, 03:26 AM »
As for the #24, only those who are familiar with the post of Cranioscopical's wife's paintings will be able to find that one...

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #228 on: July 17, 2018, 10:27 AM »
See if you can find #24
I'll have to reflect on it.

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #229 on: July 17, 2018, 10:30 AM »
my roomate
In the carcass?

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #230 on: July 17, 2018, 11:05 AM »
In the carcass?
Nope, keep looking.

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #231 on: July 17, 2018, 12:56 PM »
Here it is upright so you can see exactly where it will be and how much space it will occupy.

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #232 on: July 17, 2018, 04:38 PM »
Here it is upright so you can see exactly where it will be and how much space it will occupy.

Nice work  :up:

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #233 on: July 17, 2018, 08:54 PM »
wow that's fantastic
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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #234 on: July 19, 2018, 10:59 AM »
I haven't made too many mistakes so far, but the doors have been a predictable struggle.
One problem was of my own making in the design stage.  I should have known not to try to put a double door where two doors close and meet in the middle.  Inset doors are hard enough, but having two doors meet with no vertical divider between them makes alignment even more difficult.  The eyes notice a misalignment here more than anywhere i think.  Plus it looks a little odd.  So after failing to get my doors to align sufficiently well, and cutting them too narrow, I decided to back up and put a vertical rail divider between them.  Makes accessing the contents slightly less convenient but I think it will look better...

Now I have to pick out some pulls for the drawers.. I have been using these T-bar pulls in other builds and I like them, so I'll probably go with them for the drawers and doors:
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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #235 on: July 19, 2018, 02:11 PM »
Here are the new doors, with the new vertical divider between them.

They are attached with concealed (euro) hinges.

doorsfromhell.jpgSoftware for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?

Btw I actually had to recut a replacement for one of the doors.. I was trimming it down to fit in the new smaller space and made a beginner mistake trying to take it off the tablesaw before the blade completely finished spinning and it got caught in the blade and put a big gash in it.


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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #236 on: July 19, 2018, 03:01 PM »
This is so interesting to watch!  Thanks for keeping us updated!

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #237 on: July 19, 2018, 03:23 PM »
Did anyone find my roomate in the one photo yet?

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #238 on: July 19, 2018, 03:24 PM »
This is so interesting to watch!  Thanks for keeping us updated!

Thanks for indulging me.  This is definitely my most carefully constructed and difficult build, if not my biggest.

I'm still struggling over whether to use a light or dark stain.. I hope to have some samples to show soon so I can get some advice.

If all goes well the drawers will be finished today.

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #239 on: July 19, 2018, 05:32 PM »
Did anyone find my roomate in the one photo yet?

Of course. Center left. But I'm still searching for Cody.

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #240 on: July 19, 2018, 05:39 PM »
 :Thmbsup:

Did you find cranioscopical's wife's painting?

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #241 on: July 19, 2018, 10:02 PM »
Did you find cranioscopical's wife's painting?

Of course. That's why I'm still looking for Cody.

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #242 on: July 20, 2018, 11:47 PM »
Drawer boxes built and drawer slides installed.  false fronts cut.  Spent much of today doing edge banding (not fun).

And put the pulls on the doors:
doorpulls.jpgSoftware for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?

With [adjustable] shelves (same shelf also behind doors):
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« Last Edit: July 21, 2018, 12:00 AM by mouser »

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #243 on: July 21, 2018, 11:29 AM »
Drawers finished:

hardwareon1.jpgSoftware for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
hardwareon2.jpgSoftware for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?

Cabinet lock added to middle drawer:
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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #244 on: July 21, 2018, 11:33 AM »
All that's left now is the feet, staining, and finishing (sealant coat).

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #245 on: July 21, 2018, 06:32 PM »
All that's left now is the feet, staining, and finishing (sealant coat).
Good work; watch out for the fumes!

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #246 on: July 21, 2018, 06:52 PM »
I just have to learn to love the fumes -- it's too big to move outside and too humid outside to open the windows.  So it's just me and the fumes.

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« Reply #247 on: July 21, 2018, 07:18 PM »
I just have to learn to love the fumes -- it's too big to move outside and too humid outside to open the windows.  So it's just me and the fumes.

I solder a lot and purchased a fume extractor.  It wasn't very much, and I do notice a change in the quality of the air while soldering.

https://smile.amazon...actor/dp/B0007ZLH4Q/

Not sure how that would work for you, but if not, a respirator might be worth the investment.

https://smile.amazon...rking/dp/B078PKW2GD/

Or at the very least, a pollution mask

https://smile.amazon...ction/dp/B07D7CKDH8/

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #248 on: July 21, 2018, 08:17 PM »
I actually do have a high quality respirator, and it's useful for strong but short lasting fumes.
In this cases the urethane doesn't have much fumes, but it's like a 4-5 day process of putting 2 coats on per day, so it adds up.  I can't very well wear a respirator for 4 days.
Normally I would open some windows and put some fans and get some good air flow going.. but this summer it's been like 80% humidity constantly, so I'm really reluctant to do that as I fear it will interfere with the drying.

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Re: Software for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
« Reply #249 on: July 21, 2018, 08:19 PM »
So I'm trying to decide between stain colors.  I have my standard dark one that I love that I have used on previous builds, and then I have this new lighter golden red/orange "antique maple" one that I think looks really nice:
dark2.jpgSoftware for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?
light2.jpgSoftware for planning wood bookcases/cabinets/tables etc?

So I'm torn on which color to go with.. Thoughts anyone?