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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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Haley's Dressing Table

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My wife's niece asked if we could make her daughter a dressing table. OK.

She provided a picture to go by. I drew up the plans, and after a "business lunch", all was good to go.

I have purchased almost everything I need except for the drawer bottoms. I'll save that for next week.

I have attached a few drawings. The project includes two cabinets with 4 drawers in each, a table top and four floating shelves.

They have the mirror ordered.

I have most of the parts for the shelves and drawers cut out and ready to assemble.

More info as the project moves along.
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What kind of joints are you using on the drawer boxes,Mike, pocket screws?
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What kind of joints are you using on the drawer boxes,Mike, pocket screws?
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Nothing fancy, just rabbets.

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I'm going to watch this thread carefully , as a lot of this could apply to a future computer desk that I want to build .
Thanks for sharing yet another project with us Mike . I need to take a nap just thinking about all the work you do lol
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I left out a few pictures. They didn't want to spring for Corian, so we decided to use a door for the top.
I have already cut the door to size. That was fun. I bought a 24 inch hollow core door for the top.

First, I cut the length a little oversize. Then I tore the remaining part of the door apart and salvaged the actual wood pieces. Next I glued and clamped the end piece into the open cavity.

After an hour, I ripped the door to the desired width, and repeated the salvaging/gluing the piece into the cavity part.

The actual opening the dressing table will sit in is 61 1/2 inches wide x 18 3/4 inches deep. I cut the length to 61 1/4 inches. When I got finished, the door looks exactly like it came off the shelf at the big box store, only smaller!

I have some Timbermate that I plan to apply to the door and then sand it to make it smooth. Some Sherwin William Pro Classic extra white paint should do the trick. White is what they want.
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Another Mike WIP. Chair out and sitting back for next instalment.
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Great idea using the door, Mike.

I've used Timbermate to seal some Ikea-knockoff picture shelves (Doug Fir), before painting them flat black. I'd be afraid it would take a lot to seal the whole door, but maybe I'm not watering it down enough. Any tips on the consistency you shoot for? My wife wants more shelves

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Great idea using the door, Mike.

I've used Timbermate to seal some Ikea-knockoff picture shelves (Doug Fir), before painting them flat black. I'd be afraid it would take a lot to seal the whole door, but maybe I'm not watering it down enough. Any tips on the consistency you shoot for? My wife wants more shelves
No, but I bought the plain large economy size. It should last me a loong time.

And it's not a whole door any more. It is 18x61 1/4 so only a mere shadow of it's former self!

The videos look like it gets mixed until it is easy to just paint it on, then squeegee the extra into a pan and save it for another time.

I guess we will see what we will see.
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I left out a few pictures.

I have some Timbermate that I plan to apply to the door and then sand it to make it smooth. Some Sherwin William Pro Classic extra white paint should do the trick. White is what they want.
I used to just use drywall Spackle and trowel it on tight,sand when dry ,then roll satin wall paint on the doors,gives a nice finish.
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Mike this is going to be fun to watch and I am sure to learn from it. A question I have is why did you buy a door instead of making the top out of similar wood?

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