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Hello everyone. Names Rod, currently residing in Eastern Washington State. Recently purchased a router with multiple bases and a 12" surface planer. I have always been the metal worker in the family, with my dad and brother working the wood. They have made some very nice pieces lately so the wife told me I had to start doing the same, the metal furniture doesn't have the same appeal I guess.

I am a semi-retired, stay at home dad. I am currently doing some schooling to pursue a medical field job. My wife is a dentist so my first priority is our two children.

I have access to a table saw from a neighbor, and have a garage full of hand and electric tools, drills, worm drive saw, etc. etc.

I am currently rebuilding a truck camper, which led me here, and I have always wanted to do cabinet work. I am planning to reclaim some oak from old pallets to redo much of the interior in my camper. If that works out I will redo my motorcycle hauling trailer with real cabinets instead of Costco wire racks, then I will do some shelf cabinets for the inside of the house.

I have many other interests, motorcycle racing, flying, metal craft, etc. I am also a volunteer firefighter in my area and an EMT.

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Hey Rod! what part of Eastern Washington are you from? My dad has a big shop and lives in Moses Lake, Wa.
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Yep that's the place. We have been here for 3+ years and will probably be here for 3ish more. We are in the Mont Lake area, where is he?

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Yep that's the place. We have been here for 3+ years and will probably be here for 3ish more. We are in the Mont Lake area, where is he?

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Hello everyone. Names Rod, currently residing in Eastern Washington State. Recently purchased a router with multiple bases and a 12" surface planer. I have always been the metal worker in the family, with my dad and brother working the wood. They have made some very nice pieces lately so the wife told me I had to start doing the same, the metal furniture doesn't have the same appeal I guess.

I am a semi-retired, stay at home dad. I am currently doing some schooling to pursue a medical field job. My wife is a dentist so my first priority is our two children.

I have access to a table saw from a neighbor, and have a garage full of hand and electric tools, drills, worm drive saw, etc. etc.

I am currently rebuilding a truck camper, which led me here, and I have always wanted to do cabinet work. I am planning to reclaim some oak from old pallets to redo much of the interior in my camper. If that works out I will redo my motorcycle hauling trailer with real cabinets instead of Costco wire racks, then I will do some shelf cabinets for the inside of the house.

I have many other interests, motorcycle racing, flying, metal craft, etc. I am also a volunteer firefighter in my area and an EMT.

Rod
Camper Cabinet made of OAK will be rather heavy and hard on tools. If that is of no concern, go for it. Perhaps you'd find, birch is inexpencive and quite strong enough for the purpose.

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