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Hutch - A beginner's first big project

Hey everyone!

My name is Sean, and I found this site while searching around for tips while working on this project. I really liked how helpful everyone was, so I decided to join up!

Now that my first big (for me) project is complete, I figured I should post it for a couple of reasons.

1) To show that I can actually create something out of wood

2) To try and give back to the website that helped me so much throughout this project!

These are just a few of the hundreds of photos I took during the build process, so if anyone would like to see more or has any questions, please let me know and I will do what I can!

I hope you like it!

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Well done.
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Looks good. What type of spray gun did you use?
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Looks good. What type of spray gun did you use?
I made due with one of those Kobalt spray gun kits from Lowe's. It wasn't HVLP or anything fancy. It wasn't the easiest process, but I'm much happier that I sprayed it instead of brush and roller. The finish is PPG lacquer.
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Nicely done. Very ambitious for a first project.
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Nice work. It looks like a great - and very useful - piece of furniture. Well done.

Welcome to the forum. I hope you stick around and continue to 'work the wood'.
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Awesome job! Looks good! What paint did you use and what type of sprayer did you use? Did you thin your paint any? Never sprayed before, but thought about giving it a go.

Looks Amazing for 1st project!
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Awesome job! Looks good! What paint did you use and what type of sprayer did you use? Did you thin your paint any? Never sprayed before, but thought about giving it a go.

Looks Amazing for 1st project!
For part of your answer, refer to post #4.
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Yes I just saw that lol. My bad on the question about the gun.
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Huh, all beginners should hope to be that adept at it. Looks great!
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It's laid out very well for a corner cabinet. Fit and finish look very good. Did you notch the base moulding?





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Looks so nice, I like it too.

"Workin hard at loafin!"
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Great job for a first project. Nice details. Did you follow a plan or made your own?
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are you absolutely sure this was your 1st project ?

it looks too good lol

build it right or not at all
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Awesome job! Looks good! What paint did you use and what type of sprayer did you use? Did you thin your paint any? Never sprayed before, but thought about giving it a go.

Looks Amazing for 1st project!
Thanks! Paint was PPG Speedline Lacquer. First two coats were the sanding sealer, second two coats were the semi-gloss white pigmented lacquer.

I had played with a spray gun once or twice before, but this was my first time using one on a finished product. It's all about the prep, and setting up the gun correctly. I read as much information as I could find, and drilled the guys at the paint store about how to apply it. Yes, I did thin it out with some water since it is a water based lacquer.

I tried painting on oil based, and had to sand the entire coat off before switching to the lacquer and spray gun.
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It's laid out very well for a corner cabinet. Fit and finish look very good. Did you notch the base moulding?





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Thank you! I only notched the shoe mold, and not the base board when I moved it inside. I plan on taking it with me if we sell the house, and I didn't want to have to repair the base. Shoe mold is an easy fix.
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Great job for a first project. Nice details. Did you follow a plan or made your own?
Thanks! I had a lot of help from my uncle who makes furniture for a living up in PA. I started with the location, and the idea for a corner cabinet of some sort, and we went from there. I went through a lot of cardboard templates, and painters tape laying everything out, and deciding on a plan that worked best.
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are you absolutely sure this was your 1st project ?

it looks too good lol
I will take that as a compliment! I was a field superintendent for a builder in Charleston for a couple of years, and always paid close attention to the trim carpenter's methods and techniques.

I spent about 4 months building this unit, and every step was held up by 2 weeks or so of research, youtube videos, and a lot of time on this forum!

My uncle helped me with the design, and a lot of the joinery, but all the while 700+ miles away. It was a lot of 2 hour phone calls, and rough sketches scanned and emailed back and forth.
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Very nice! Nicely laid out to account for the size of the corner and switch too. That piece will have to stay with the house if you sell it!
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