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WV red oak

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by bogydave, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    What I do with West Virginia red oak:
    Wife wanted a shelf
    Started making a corner shelf for birthday present. Then decided to add cabinet doors.
    Not done by her birthday but by Christmas.
    Got doors to the glue stage today.

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  2. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Looks good Dave.
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    That's some quality looking work, wifey should be happy!
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    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    Im jealous. My husband's idea of tools is a leatherman and a butter knife. Jeesh, what talent you have!
  5. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Took a while to get the doors urethaned.
    4 coats & still the red oak was creating bubble in the finish.
    Hung the cabinet doors today.

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  6. PapaDave

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    Nice Dave. Looks like melamine shelves?
    I've got several hundred bd. ft. of oak in the shop waiting for me to make something of it.
    You made the router table too, I'll bet.
    Which brand router bit set are you using?
    Of course, you'll post pics of that in it's completed state.....right?==c
    ETA: N/M
  7. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Too late now, but have you tried a brush on lacquer?
    Works pretty well and self levels. Stinks though.>>
  8. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Should've used a wood sealer first, fast drying.
    2 coats usually works for red oak but didn't have any.
    Some floor trim & a few touch ups. Almost done ;)
    Wife wants center section an open shelf.

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    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Curious...are you on any WW forums?
    Any more, I use water based stuff.....most of the time.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Fantastic work, Dave. And PDave already asked my question about the shelve parts. I actually want to build a corner pretty close to what you have except the center opening will need to be larger to accommodate a flat screen.
    What is the total width of the face - and did you go by plans or just "wing it"?
  11. PapaDave

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    3.5 ft.:p
    I wing plans to fit.:cool:
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  12. firebroad

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    Extraordinary! But, why West Va Oak?
  13. bogydave

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    Built custom for the corner. front width is 35-5/8"
    Built the bottom base out of 2X4s, then a 1-1/2" X1-1/2" (2 X 2s ) frame , 3/4" plywood shelves, then covered & faced with red oak
    & made cabinet doors.
    Used 3/4" oak face ply wood for the 6" wide sides.
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    Veneer or thicker stuff??
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    Okay - lets just cut to the chase. Will you come to the cabin and build me one?==c
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  16. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    My Dad had a saw mill on Granddads farm in WV.
    We cut some red & white oak, maple, cherry. Cut into boards.
    Planed a few years later & I shipped them to Alaska.
    The Wood has a family history ;)

    Made a maple & cherry work bench, router table, some other stuuf from some of it.
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    Yes, yes...now I see. You built it in place. Cool. I probably won't have that option. I will need to build it as a unit and then place it into position.

    Edit: you really should take more pictures for us folks who want to steal follow your project.:p
  18. bogydave

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    3/4" red oak boards from Dad's saw mill in WV.
    Cut in the late 80s then shipped to AK in the early 90s

    The 6" sides are oak faces ply wood. Don't have any 8' long boards
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  19. bogydave

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    Just build a 2x2 frame then cover it with what ever kind of wood you want ;)
    A cabinet is a frame, then covered then doors added to the front :)
  20. firefighterjake

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    A man of many talents . . . looks very good Dave.
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    That workbench and router stand is WAY too pretty to use in the shop!!!
    Move it to the parlor.==c
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  22. bogydave

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  23. ScotO

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    Dave, I don't know how I missed this thread but WOW......beautiful job, bud! I have to build almost the EXACT same corner cupboard for my living room project, for the audio/video equipment. Only difference will be the doors will have windows in them. I love it. How's about you come down here to Seattle, PA (yeah, it's been raining like HELL down here for the last month, it seems) and build one in my living room? Mrs. Overkill is a great cook, lots of good Christmas cookies, pies and such as we speak!
  24. bogydave

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    Thanks Scotty
    Shipping my table saw, router table & stuff might be cheaper to buy one.

    Maybe I could drive with the trailer.
    Could bring back some oak & locust fire wood ;)
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    I am SO jealous...!

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