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I delivered the "verticality" that ashacat wanted in the kitchen: a cabinet with hutch - 5' long, 24" deep, top of cabinet at ~37", top of hutch ~6'2". It's not done per se, but I figured a getting it into the kitchen now was better than two weeks from now. The exterior finish work is complete; I need to paint the inside of the cabinet. I have a nice old fashioned red paint on order from Cohasset.

The bottom portion of this thing is built to work-bench standards inside. It probably weighs ~200 lbs. It came out of the basement the way the drill-press went in: strapped to a cart, planks on the hatchway stairs, and my truck parked on the lawn acting as an anchor. Some time back I picked up a 15' tow strap on a whim. It was very handy today. I fastened one end to a chain connected to my truck and looped the other end through the handle of the hand truck and back up. Pulling on the end gave me a 2:1 mechanical advantage, and up she came!

I had to repeat this technique to get the cabinet up onto the deck. This time I screwed a large hook into the deck for my anchor point. The trip up the ramps was much easier as the deck steps are at about a 30° angle vs. the 45° angle of the hatchway stairs.

The top part I just lugged by hand.

Some fussing and poking later, and the two pieces were mated together, the floor vacuumed, and the assembled unit pushed up against the wall. It's certainly a step up from the hacked-together make-do table that it replaced. :-)


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Jan. 25th, 2010 03:51 am (UTC)
Jan. 25th, 2010 09:43 pm (UTC)
Danke! I like your new icon. :-)
Jan. 26th, 2010 11:36 pm (UTC)
i like your cabinet is it face with veneer....
you would like parkville woodworking they sell lots of not oak pine kinds of lumber... and they have a disard pile of cheaper stuff
good luck
Jan. 27th, 2010 03:55 am (UTC)
Re: Wood
i like your cabinet is it face with veneer....

Actually, it's cabinet-grade plywood. HomeDespot in Glastonbury has several pallets of 3/4" birch high-end plywood that they have on special. It's nice stuff to work with, and doesn't weigh nearly as much as oak plywood or particle board.

Where is Parkville Woodworking?
Jan. 27th, 2010 12:52 am (UTC)
Beautiful! I'm sure Ashcat is very pleased!
Jan. 27th, 2010 03:56 am (UTC)
I think I racked up a bunch of Hubby Points for this. :-)
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