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#1 Sawdust OFFLINE  

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Posted February 18, 2015 - 12:23 PM

Catchy huh. Loving woodworking I don't always do it as a business but sometimes just for the fun of it or to help someone. Our men's ministry had this old cabinet they were using as a podium but had it covered with a cloth. One of the associate pastors asked me if I could stain this cabinet to make it look better. My first expression was brother you need to burn that thing & start all over. :D

 

After looking at it for a few minutes it had good structure & was well built but abused. I first told him I couldn't stain it because it had been painted & had a lot of names carved on it. Knowing me he said just take it, do what you want with it, & make it look good. 

 

I first thought about painting it but it would take a lot of sanding to get this thing ready to paint & look good. I had a 4 x 8 sheet of pre-finished cabinet skin from a job I had left over that was blemished & couldn't be used as a whole. I was told to eliminate the doors so that made it a little easier & quicker to get back to them. I built a new top & basically covered everything bad with something good. I blacked out the interior with a dark gray. I had to match the new trim with the old color of the skin. It took a while but mixing four different colors of stain I finally got a good match. I also put wheels under the back side so to move it you just tilt it back & go. They were very happy with it & my reward was just to have fun at what I do & to help someone.

 

The lovely before pics

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The after

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Posted February 18, 2015 - 12:34 PM

Well, it sure turned out pretty dog gone good! nice job

That was a good idea to just wrap it in new wood, saved a bunch of work and probably looks better in the end anyway.

 

Ever do any router work?


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 12:39 PM

Wow! Nice job restoring and updating that. I actually like the looks of it as it was. Lots of care and work you put into it sawdust. Beautiful and looks really good in it's rightful place.                                                                                                                                                                                                 Roger.


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 12:50 PM

Right nice job there, Sawdust! At least you didn't turn it into a pile of dust!


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 01:03 PM

Nice work a fine piece of work


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 01:26 PM

Nice job!


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 01:39 PM

Looks Great!


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 02:47 PM

That looks mo' better.


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 02:56 PM

That looks mo' better.

Exactly!   Good thinking.


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 04:00 PM

:thumbs: 


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 04:03 PM

Nice work and it turned out great.  As a fellow woodworker and having done similar projects, I can appreciate the amount of "head scratching" trying to decide what to do and the amount of work involved in doing it.


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 05:03 PM

Very nice improvement!


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 06:34 PM

Well, it sure turned out pretty dog gone good! nice job

That was a good idea to just wrap it in new wood, saved a bunch of work and probably looks better in the end anyway.

 

Ever do any router work?

Most of the router work I do is making my own trim so it doesn't look like most others or trying to match old existing trim. I'm trying to find time to build a router lift & a new table. This tractor fever I have has been taking priorities over my wood working projects. :D


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 06:39 PM

Wow! Nice job restoring and updating that. I actually like the looks of it as it was. Lots of care and work you put into it sawdust. Beautiful and looks really good in it's rightful place.                                                                                                                                                                                                 Roger.

I liked it too Roger as it was. That's the biggest reason I wanted to rescue it. It had that simple but functional lines to it nothing fancy about it. My wife kept the top to it. I'm sure she'll turn that into a country project for me this summer.


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 07:46 PM

I figured your user name had some sort of meaning,now I see why. Nice job on the refurbishing.


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