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Old 10-26-2012, 03:13 PM   #16
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I remembered to take a few more pics. Basically the same as before but upright this time. Hopefully by the pics you can tell that my overall counter height will probably be over 36 inches. By the time I either buy or make the 2 1/2 inch deep drawers and make a frame to support them on top of the cabinets, it will put me past the normal 36 inches. But not much. I did look at the Barker door site "ewryter". Pretty good prices on drawers. I will try and make them myself though. I've been surfing through woodworking sites for years wishing I knew how to make even simple things as drawers, so I'll dive in finally. I don't know if I have said yet about my countertop material. I like the looks of wood plank counters. But they are very expensive. I had time to stop off at the local specialty lumber store yeaterday and had them price out a counter top of maple to the tune of $560 before tax. Ouch. I have some red oak flooring left over from my hardwood install earlier this year so I think I will move forward with the wood counter idea.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:12 AM   #17
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Just an update on my cabinet project. I bought a dowel jig form the box store couple of days ago to help make my drawer box frame. Basically what I did was increase the overall height of my cabinet box to make room for drawers. The jig was easy enough to use. The only issue I had was keeping my drill straight to my work. I made a few drawers already from scrap 1 x 4 I had laying around to see if I could figure it out. Pretty easy actually after I took a look at my drawers in my kitchen. (just a box ).
Here are some updated pictures. I didn't take any during the doweling.
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Moving on with the project. I have sorted through the left over red oak flooring for the countertop. I have begun gluing up the counter in sections. Here is a picture of my progress.
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