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June 14, 2014

Bathroom Cabinets Part 3: Medicine Cabinet

Filed under: film,house projects,projects — howarth frank @ 7:58 pm

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Our medicine cabinet was in desperate need of replacement.  It had been hacked together by a previous owner and it did not fill its full potential.  Our house is in the mid-century modern style and has no trim on the interior.  Each door and window is just an opening in the wall. This is the design language I wanted to use for our new medicine cabinet.  I removed the old medicine cabinet and cleaned up the hole in the wall with corner bead and plaster.  This gave me a clean opening in the wall.  I wanted the new doors to the medicine cabinet to be flush with the wall and be framed in the newly made opening.   Each door frames a mirror I cut from salvaged mirror. Behind the doors are two birch plywood boxes making up the body of the medicine cabinet.  I added adjustable shelves.

June 12, 2014

medicine cabinet

Filed under: house projects,projects — howarth frank @ 5:35 pm

the medicine cabinet doors are coming along.

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May 31, 2014

wood turned cedar stool

Filed under: film,projects — howarth frank @ 12:18 pm

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In this video, I wood turn a large piece of port orford cedar into an outdoor stool.  I had trouble cutting the piece into a cylinder on the band saw, but I got it close enough to put on the lathe and turn.  It is a two ended stool with a carved out center section, making the stool look like a spool or giant wooden diabolo toy.

May 27, 2014

cutting boards

Filed under: projects — howarth frank @ 10:11 pm

repairing teak cutting bards for a sushi restaurant.

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May 24, 2014

Three small projects

Filed under: film,projects — howarth frank @ 10:12 am

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These three small projects are fixing a bookend, making a lathe tool stand, and making a radio stand.  Fixing the bookend entails gluing a wood carving back on to the vertical section of the bookend.  My son, Calvin, helped me with this.  The lathe tool stand consists of an upper and lower horizontal piece of birch plywood.  The upper piece has 2 inch holes drilled in it to hold the lathe tools.  The radio stand is a piece of tropical hardwood with a slot cut in it.  The slot is shaped to fit the contour of the radio and keep it from falling over.

May 17, 2014

Walnut and Birch Bowl

Filed under: film,projects — howarth frank @ 9:01 am

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I turned a walnut bowl with a segmented rim.  I wanted to have the dark color of the bowl mix with a light colored rim. My thought was to do a zigzag pattern, between the two woods.  What I ended up doing was to make each segment contain two triangles of walnut with birch infilling.  I wanted to shape the bowl itself with a rounded rim to contrast the sharpness of the segmented pattern.

 

May 12, 2014

walnut bowl

Filed under: projects — howarth frank @ 10:41 pm

working on a walnut bowl with a segmented rim.

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April 26, 2014

bathroom cabinets

Filed under: film,house projects,projects — howarth frank @ 11:30 am

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This project to build two new bathroom cabinets is part of a bigger project to replace the plumbing system in our house.  In this video I will be removing the old cabinets and  building the new cabinets.  I will do the installation of the new cabinets in the next video. The two cabinets are very similar, each consisting of a section for a sink and a section with two banks of drawers.  The sink section is a simple box with doors on the front.  The drawer section will have two columns of drawers; one bathroom will be 3 drawers tall and the other 4 drawers tall.  The counter tops are plastic laminate, one orange and one black.  The structure is made from 3/4 inch pre-finished birch plywood.


April 24, 2014

bathroom cabinets

Filed under: house projects,projects — howarth frank @ 8:31 am

The sink in the kids bathroom is in.  The other sink was missing a bolt that holds the faucet in place.

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April 16, 2014

bathroom cabinets

Filed under: house projects,projects — howarth frank @ 11:01 am

the drawers are in

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