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#1 wkoti

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 05:47 PM

So I had four 4' High Grade 3/4" MDF board laying around, I had some down time today before class, so this is what I came up with. I will tell you that I've never really built anything before, especially never with wood, so it's not perfect by an means!

I hand cut the board into the approate sizes old school style, with a hand saw. Measure twice, cut once. After cutting out all the wood, assembly was next. Glued and screwed each piece together, 13 screws on the long sides, 7 each side on the top and bottom. (The drill happened to die after drilling all the holes, so I hand screwed each screw, all 68 of them) After assembling the box of 5 sides, it was time to attach the door. Bolted on the handle, next was the hinges, I went with frameless 40lb hidden internal hinges, went on painlessly. At which point I got into the detail work, sanding down all the edges with 100 grain sand paper. I added some touch up putty to where needed it (Saw dust and wood glue) and sanded that down as well. I had a pretty smooth surface, so I quit.

Now all I have to do it seal the MDF board and seal in the internal seams well. Then I will find myself some good quality veneer to cover the ugly ass outside and find a way to get my hands on some spanish cedar so I can line the inside and make a shelf or two. I'll update again when the project in finished. :D

Some of the pictures are before the final product, so they have the defects that I fixed later on in the build!

Edit to add it's 4' x 2' x 2' which is 16 cubic feet :D

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 05:54 PM

Home brew....for the win...!!

If you're going to use silicone to seal it up, be sure to get "Aquarium Sealant" or a silicone that's rated as "Food Grade". If you don't, the stuff will outgas forever....the other two are almost odor free after they cure.

Have fun - B.B.S.

Edited to add - got to respect a guy that saws boards in the carpeted office... :p In my much younger days, I needed to get my motocross bike ready to go for a race, and I didn't have a heated shop. Hmm....mom and dad were out, figured they wouldn't mind If I brought the bike into the kitchen to overhaul the top end, etc. I figured wrong.... :0

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 06:24 PM

HAHAHAHA, now this is freaking awesome. I remember doing stuff like this when I was 21 haha.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:25 PM

HAHAHAHA, now this is freaking awesome. I remember doing stuff like this when I was 21 haha.

Haha or I remember when I had time to do stuff like this.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:31 AM

Nice job man. I really enjoy woodworking, so I'll be looking for updates on this one.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:37 AM

I really enjoy working wood


??? :whistling:

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:59 AM

Good luck, it's very satisfying to do things yourself, that's awesome.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 11:02 AM


I really enjoy working wood


??? :whistling:


I have the "tools" to work a good piece of wood, is that so wrong?

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 11:18 AM



I really enjoy working wood


??? :whistling:


I have the "tools" to work a good piece of wood, is that so wrong?


Please no more lengthy "tool" discussions of your modified reverse grips, backdoor jams experience or lubing rusty reamers. :(

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 12:24 PM

Looks like a good start. Can't wait to see the final product!

Also - That is a great looking SW setup you have there! Care to share a few pics of that setup?

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 12:32 PM

The Spanish Cedar will hurt your wallet. The stuff is horribly priced (at least everywhere I've looked). Good luck.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 02:33 PM

Nice job man. I really enjoy woodworking, so I'll be looking for updates on this one.


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I think I need more cigars :D

The Spanish Cedar will hurt your wallet. The stuff is horribly priced (at least everywhere I've looked). Good luck.


I can't even find a local place that carries the sh*t, how frustrating. I'm putting the final touches on the exterior on the next couple of days. More sanding today and then I'll veneer.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 02:42 PM

Looks like a good start. Can't wait to see the final product!

Also - That is a great looking SW setup you have there! Care to share a few pics of that setup?


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Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:30 PM

That is a beautiful setup you have there! Seeing pics like that really make me miss my SW tank, maybe I will have to set one back up soon...

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:41 PM

Love it man, keep it up!!

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 09:17 PM

That is a beautiful setup you have there! Seeing pics like that really make me miss my SW tank, maybe I will have to set one back up soon...


I also have the 12 gallon Nano Cube, with the Black Volitan Lionfish and a mandarin goby, and of course a piss load of coral. (Started as a frag tank) Then along came a quarter sized Lionfish and he was too small to play with my puffers, he's almost big enough to defend himself, so he will soon move to the big tank.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:45 AM

Hey CJ,

Contact these folks to score your spanish ceader. http://www.woodcraft...ore.aspx?id=501

wood in stock-> http://www.woodcraft...y=spanish cedar

If you come down to the Springs, do it this weekend as I'm off.:)

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 06:14 PM

So problems have arouse, the level I was using was itself unlevel and warped, so the project has been deconstructed and will be rebuilt soon. Wish me luck!

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 04:43 PM

Cabinet 2.0 is nearing completion of it's initial construction.

What do you guys thinks?

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 04:50 PM

Ooh no he didn't. Are you going bigger? If you want Spanish cedar there is a bunch at my local here in the Fort. I want to say it was around $8 a board foot.




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