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Still trying to figure out how to do the doors.

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Comment by Tony Olivares on May 3, 2012 at 12:29pm

really nice!

Comment by Tony Olivares on May 3, 2012 at 11:49am

just amazing!

Comment by Mindi Carwin on February 29, 2012 at 4:35pm


Comment by Bill Sisk on February 21, 2012 at 6:26pm

Select pine. She's going to paint it, and didn't really want to waste the money on oak. I've never worked with oak before, but I think I'm confident enough now to try it. 

Comment by Brent on February 20, 2012 at 10:26pm

oak or pine?

Comment by Mark Allen Boggs II on February 20, 2012 at 6:14pm
I have the Porter Cable dovetail jig from Lowe's. Very easy to use and it does a nice hidden dovetail or a sliding dovetail. It comes with the bit and so easy to set up. The only other tool you need is a router with a half inch cullet.
Comment by Bill Sisk on February 18, 2012 at 11:17pm

Comment by Bill Sisk on February 18, 2012 at 11:16pm

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Comment by Bill Sisk on February 18, 2012 at 11:14pm

Wow! I'm shocked! I signed up on this Kreg community thing thinking it would be much like facebook, only a lot less people. I've never received so many responses to anything I ever posted on facebook, not that I post that much. Thanks for all the kudos. I finished the piece. I still have to paint it. (I know - such a shame to cover up all that beautiful grain with paint.) It's for my daughter and she hasn't given me a color yet. 

I wanted to try doing dovetail jonts on the drawers, but so many jigs and so varied in price. I can't decide. Any advice? Anyway, the drawers are not that big and will not get that much use. I tried to find drawer rails, but no one had rails that short. I just put slides on either side. (my invention)

I found a good video on how to make cabinet doors, but I don't have all the fancy router bits (yet). I just cut the corners on 45 degree angles and put them together with glue on one screw, using the Kreg jig. They are small, and that seems substantial enough. I'll put glass panels in them after it's painted. '

Here is the finished product.

Comment by Mark Allen Boggs II on February 18, 2012 at 9:59pm
I always use the full extension slides and kregg makes a nice pair of jigs to put the slides in and then put the drawer boxes in. I got the jigs at my local Woodcraft Store.

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