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post #1 of 15 Old 11-19-2008, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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Rift Oak Vanities

Just finishing up building some vanities for a medium sized bathroom The stray cabinet will be going on the opposite side of the wall of the other tall cabinet in the laundry room. All Rift Oak with a brownish reddish stain. Just waiting for the HO to put the finishing touches on the bathroom before it can get installed. Obviously it will need countertops. They will be stone, probably granite.



Center 4 drawer cabinet, tambour door upper. Toekick heater will go under the drawer cabinet


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Great looking work.
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Leo,
Very nice work. They look great. Looks like bigger than a medium bathroom. It's getting late here, my brain is starting to go to sleep before I do, what's 'HO" stand for?
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HO = Home Owner

Standard lingo on a construction forum. Ya learn something new everyday, now don'tchya.

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I should have known that. Makes sense in the morning.
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Awesome work. Love the mission style.
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OMG! Nice work and to me it represents a lot of work but to you maybe not cause expierience speeds things up.I can only hope to get better.
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It took longer than I had hoped. It always does. I don't have an abundance of work right now and the HO is still working on putting the bathroom together so there was no rush. So that is how I took it. I worked on it for about 3 weeks but screwing around on the Internet quite a bit and taking short trips to see my other buddies workshops and shoot the ****. If I put a real push on it I could have gotten it done in 2 weeks. I have been working shorter hours and no Saturdays because this is not a rush. Been nice working 8-9 hour days instead of 10-11 and also Saturdays.

He wanted QS White Oak, and then I ordered it. Then he goes and tells me that he didn't want any of the rays a flecks in there. He showed me on a table that he had what he liked and didn't like. So I had to sort through all the QS White Oak and pull all the non figured stuff out. about 30% of it was like this. So I took my 200 Bd Ft and my choices were reduced to 60 Bd Ft of stock to pick from. That slowed things down a bit. If I had known and ordered Rift Oak instead I could have just plowed along without any worries. But, this is the usual stuff you get from HO that don't know any better.

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"brownish reddish"


Leo your my kind of woodworker. Looks great.......
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It's obvious you run a commercial shop there sir. Since these are going in a bathroom what type of finish do you use for them to hold up a more humid environment?
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Pre catalyzed lacquer from ML Campbell, MagnaMax. Everything gets coated, backs, bottoms included.


Sir?? I had to look behind me to see if my Dad was standing there

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I played with my photo editor. Took out the background and adde countertops.


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Darn nice!!! You've obviously mastered flush-mount doors and drawers - nice job!! I wanna build cabinets like that when I grow up.
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I've only made a few overlay cabinets. Don't really care for them. I am so geared to do inset that it takes more effort and brain-work to do the overlays. Even though they are suppose to be easier. Started out in 18th century reproduction and there were no overlay doors back then.

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Fantastic work. Love the style. The HO will be very happy with those, I'm sure.
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