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Old 05-29-2013, 01:19 PM   #211
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Cordless tools are great!

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Old 05-29-2013, 01:25 PM   #212
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yep i couldnt be happier with my Ryobi collection. Theyre awesome!
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:31 PM   #213
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I inherited some Ryobi tools from a friend It's amazing how powerful the drill and saw are.
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:39 PM   #214
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Yeah the little circular saw shocked me speechless the first time i used it. I expected it to be less powerful, barely able to cut masonite, but it ripped right through a sheet of 3/4" plywood without breaking a sweat. One night, during nonstop cabinet construction, we actually had to set the batteries outside in the cold night air to cool off because they were too hot to even charge. Only irritating part is the push button operation. The saw requires you to push a button before you can pull the trigger, and it requires both hands so its pretty irritating. The jigsaw and reciprocating saw are the same way. I havent quite worked up the courage to use the recip saw yet. The drill was actually the third one i bought, the first one didnt have enough power to unscrew a simple wood screw, and the second one, while powerful, was just too difficult to change batteries and it wouldnt stand upright, just irritated the hell out of me. The Ryobi drill has met and exceeded all of my expectations. I will not hesitate to purchase another Ryobi tool.
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:45 PM   #215
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I agree.
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:09 PM   #216
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I went the corded route for most of my tools except the drill and impact driver (Milwaukee) which I love. I did so much cutting with my saw for out current reno I couldn't even imagine how many batteries it would have chewed through. Most of the tools I don't use often so I wanted to avoid batteries.
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:14 PM   #217
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I think out of everything ive done for my trailer, ive only had to stop progress to charge batteries twice, and that was only during cabinet construction, when the batteries overheat quickly because of chewing through endless plywood.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:17 AM   #218
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I went last night and looked at the progress my mom and sister made yesterday morning. It looks so great! They painted the small strip of wall between the built in cabinet and the beadboard near the fridge. Now it looks perfect. They also pulled out the long cabinet and painted the entire thing, inside and out, and put it back, then screwed it to the wall and screwed the countertop down. Now im curious, i dont know if want to use the white trim for the countertop edge, or if i should buy the trim unfinished and stain it. However, either today or tomorrow they will go out and put in the sink, and mud the end wall one more time, then this weekend we can paint the end wall, paint the other cabinets, and stain the countertops, maybe even get started on the floor, if not finish the floor. Now that i finally figured out how to cut that damn beadboard, it makes things a lot easier. I do want to give credit where credit is due, so whoever it was that suggested to put painters tape on the cut line and cut it upside down with a circular saw, thanks a million. It worked like a charm. Ive tried cutting it before with a circular, but not with the tape and not upside down. Thankfully we only have one more piece of beadboard left to put on.
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OK sorry about the lack of updates. We have been busy. I painted the inside and outside of the sink base, the outside of the 12" cabinet and the drawer base, painted the drawers, and painted half of the pullout in the 12" cabinet. We also bought a bunch of 1x3's and plywood to attempt to make the cabinet doors. It failed miserably. So, i threw all of that into the shed, returned what plywood we hadnt destroyed, and went to Restore. I bought some cabinet doors, intending to modify them to fit and be done with it, until i noticed they were made of simple plywood with trim glued on. Then i realized it was much cheaper to just buy plywood, and put my own trim on it! So yesterday morning i took the cabinet doors back to Restore, got a refund, and last night i went to Home Depot. I bought two sheets of cabinet grade sanded plywood, and seven 14' sticks of flat, 2" x 1/4" trim. I had them cut them down to the widths i needed, and cut the trim down to 4' sticks, and i walked out of there with everything i need to finish the cabinets for only $124. I lost $100 on the first attempt, but its still cheaper than buying these cabinets premade.
Tonight or tomorrow, i am going to measure the cabinets, cut the pieces down to the height i need, glue the trim to the fronts, clamp them together. Then once they are dry, i will paint them to match the cabinets, and attach hinges and knobs. This weekend, we will screw them to the face frames of the cabinets.
Its nearly time for the big reveal, only the countertop stain, sink, and floors are left.
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Old 06-05-2013, 06:58 PM   #220
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Movin right along!

I saw some cabinets year ago that we're just made with painted wall paneling with 1x's on the back for support
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Thanks Kyle. We attempted doors again last night, and i believe we have a success! It very closely resembles a shaker style! We just have to sand the edges and paint them.
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Is the board under the living room window to hold up an air conditioner, because of water damage from the air conditioner, or water damage from somewhere else?
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The bathroom doesn't look too bad, compared to the rest. LOL!
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That electrical box looks scary.
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:27 PM   #225
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What is so sad is that at some point this was a brand new, nice home and someone did this to it. No pride, no respect. Pathetic.

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