This morning I went to my local home center and purchased most of the supplies to get me started on this project, and I am looking forward to this build because there is a little artistic element to the project.
WHAT I DID TODAY
- Purchased supplies for the project
- Cut the Plywood Panels in the divider sections
- Made the face frames for the front and back of each divider.
- Painted the Plywood Panels
Cut the Plywood Panels
Nothing really exciting here, I just cut the panels to the dimensions I wanted which are 72' high x 24" wide.
I made the face frames out of 1x2 material. I cut the parts to final size and also mitered the corners at 45 degrees. I didn't secure them to the plywood panel yet because I need to paint both of them in the next step, and to avoid being extremely careful not to get black paint on them I decided to add after the paint had dried, so I will be doing that tomorrow.
The face frames are important because I use them to attach the entire divider to the legs, and I will probably use biscuit joints. But to me honest I am also playing around with the idea of just screwing them together and maybe coving them with dowels, to be determined.
When I was designing the dividers I decided that a black backdrop to the herringbone wood pattern I will be putting on the front side of the dividers would add a lot of definition to the panel. So I purchased a can of semi-gloss black paint, its also water based so as that we can clean it when it gets dirty.
Below you can see what I mean with my Sketchup drawing
Below are just a series of pictures of the painted up boards, and the saw horses worked out great.
So that's all I had time for tonight, catch you on my next post.