So things have been very crazy and I have not gotten down to the shop in a day or so , please remember that if you undertake this project it will not take almost a week to complete, I might only get 1-2 hours at a time in the shop , this project should only take a weekend in the shop to complete.
So Here is what I done today
- Made / Attached the top
- Attached the drawer false fronts
MAKING THE TOP
Making the top is very straight forward thanks to the pocket holes, all it takes is a plywood panel cut to size and some hardwood. Here are the steps I took making the top
- I cut the plywood panel to its final size
- I took the ash hardwood panel I purchased the other day and cut it into 1-1/2" wide strips
- I laid the hardwood pieces around the plywood panel to get length needed, I then used my Japanese pull saw to cut these strips to length
- Next I needed to put the pocket holes in the underside of the plywood
- I clamped all the hardwood pieces around the plywood added glue and screwed the hardwood to the panel.
- I will still need to sand the plywood top and apply the finish to it but that's next.
- Finally I need to attach the supports to the underside of the plywood so as that I can attach the top to the cabinet by screwing up from underneath the stretchers I used when building the cabinet
ATTACHING THE DRAWER FALSE FRONTS
The last couple of days I have been applying several coats of polycrylic to the drawer fronts and cabinet so today it was time to attach them to the cabinet drawers themselves.
Here are the steps I took to attaching them.
- I added a 1/8" thick spacer to the underside of the false front
- The keep the false front in position while I screwed them I used clamps and pre-drilled the inside of the drawer to receive the 1-1/4" screws that hold the false fronts in place.
Here is what the cart looks like after todays activities
- Since I am using castors that are currently on a cart that I am replacing this with I need to remove them and attach them to this new cart.
- I need to make and attach the drawer pulls that I found online. It entails a lot of router work.
- Finally need to apply the last coats to the top.
Until then take care