Monday, September 19, 2005

More Cabinet Happiness

I had forgotten about the backs to the floor cabinets so I worked on that today. There are 2 floor cabinets so I needed two backs that were 38.5X29-inches. I used more of the 1X6 T&G Flooring to do this. In the good old days they would have built a frame and then blind-nailed all the T&G material to it. The T&G boards I’m working with are salvage and sometimes the Ts and/or Gs are not always complete. So what I’m doing instead is building panels out of the boards first.

To do this…ummm….actually, I’m too tired to go into details, and I don’t have photos, so I’ll just say that it involves clamps, glue, and temporary stabilizing boards. Once the glue sets then the clamps come off. Then when I go to nail the panel to the side of the frame I will remove the stabilizing board. I’m kind of making this up as I go along, so I’m still kind of hoping this doesn’t turn out like crap. I have several cabinets form the 20s to use as guides, but still, this is a first for me.

In other news, I am just pooped. And I don’t mean just tonight – right now. I’m mean, all weekend long I felt like I could just fall asleep at any moment. Some of it is stress. This is usually how it affects me. I tend to not sleep well and I have a lot of dreams that keep me up all night. Once I get the table saw running again and I can start to assemble these cabinets I think it will be better.

Hey, do you think they will do THIS to New Orleans. I first heard this story on a PBS special on Chicago (I think it was The American Experience). It has amazed me ever since.

And while I'm thinking about it, if you ever see The American Experience listed on your local PBS stations, watch it. They tell some of the most amazing stories about the recent history of this country.


Trissa said...

It's amazing that you can put so much time into a house and it can still keep you up at night! I'm sure the cabinets will turn out great and then you'll sleep like a baby!

Patricia W said...

I am anxious to see the finished product.

I don't think I've ever seen the show as I don't watch much TV but I'll make a point to see the next broadcast; it sounds very interesting.

Kristin said...

Fascinating article on Chicago! Thanks for the link.

I've been having bizarre dreams lately, too. I had one that was very Dawn of the Dead ... eeek.

lynette said...

You just reminded me of a long ago trip to Chicago... there was a tourist thing where part of the old street (now underground) existed still... you got to climb down some stairs and could wander along this stretch of old shopfronts. I'd forgotten about that, thanks for the reminder