Friday, April 14, 2006

Sink Cabinet level.jpg


Sink Cabinet level.jpg, originally uploaded by Jrome.

I spent a day installing three cabinets, an end cap, the dishwasher, and running new supply lines for the sink.

The floor slopes away rather dramatically, so there was lots of shimming to get it all lined up.

I crafted a counter out of two sheets of 3/4" birch plywood, sealed with Velvit Oil. I joined the pieces, both a full 8' long, with pocket screws. I used the Pocket Rocket. I like that tool a ton. No need for a million clamps, glue or biscuits.

Once the concrete goes in, the counters will move to the basement workshop. I'll just remove the screws and then I'll reassemble once they're in position downstairs. I'll have a very nice shop and plenty of workspace as well!

2 comments:

retepsnave said...

Jrome!

howdy!

so do send a link for this most ingenious of tools for making pocket screw holes... I googled "Pocket Rocket" and well... suffice to say most of the links are for the more adventurous of ladies who have a few extra c-cell batteries about the place...

;-)
ciao!
peter

Jrome said...

Ah Peter, I do apologize. I believe Gleason refers to the thing as the pocket rocket, but it's actually a Mini Kreg Jig. http://www.kregtool.com/products/pht/product.php?PRODUCT_ID=19

I got mine in the sweet set, complete with hard case and bags of screws...

http://www.kregtool.com/products/pht/product.php?PRODUCT_ID=66