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  #2114304 26-Oct-2018 10:55
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@reven That looks fantastic!  Are the carcasses painted MDF?  What kind of wood did you use for the drawer fronts etc?


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  #2114345 26-Oct-2018 11:04
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mdf:

 

@reven - super impressed with your MBR wardrobe! I use pocket holes a lot too (even though all the serious youtube wordworkers look down on them).

 

I'm sort-of thicknesser shopping too (i.e. looking at what I cannot afford). I've gone off a Dewalt though in favour of something that comes with a spiral or helical cutter head out of the box. Seems to be *much* more straightforward to set and some benefits when using.

 

 

thanks.  pocket holes i find easy for getting cabinets together quickly, but I wouldnt use them again on drawers.  This was my first and probably only time.  Thought they would be quick and easy, but whenever you screw in pokcetholes the wood moves slightly, next time I'll just do rabbets.  This is how I usually do them, but with 12 drawers, I thought this would be easier/quicker.


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  #2114347 26-Oct-2018 11:07
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itxtme:

 

@reven That looks fantastic!  Are the carcasses painted MDF?  What kind of wood did you use for the drawer fronts etc?

 

 

 

 

everything is mdf, except for the face frame, that was pine (oh and the molding at the top is pine).  MDF is super easy to paint, its strong enough, and well its cheap.  This whole project cost me about $700 (including hardware).  Paint I had some left over from the house, so that saved me $100 or so (paint can get pricey).  I used about 8 or 9 sheets of 16mm mdf.

 

 

 

my last house I paid wardrobe plus $5000 to fit out, which was smaller, and didnt look as nice.  They used things like trouser racks etc though.  Which I considered just making myself, but figured I would be able to fit twice as much just using normal hangers.  


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  #2114566 26-Oct-2018 17:31
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Moving the loo is huge work with all the plumbing and possible consents

Why not kill the vanity? Smaller corner basin, clever shelving including possible near ceiling shelves. Go vertical for storage. Also The cup board becomes space for cubby type storage.

 

hey yeah...good idea about the cupboard.

 

I would kill vanity anyway. I do want to add a bath but could do small corner bath with shower over it...

 

Thanks

 

 


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  #2114629 26-Oct-2018 19:16
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pctek:

nunz:


Moving the loo is huge work with all the plumbing and possible consents

Why not kill the vanity? Smaller corner basin, clever shelving including possible near ceiling shelves. Go vertical for storage. Also The cup board becomes space for cubby type storage.


hey yeah...good idea about the cupboard.


I would kill vanity anyway. I do want to add a bath but could do small corner bath with shower over it...


Thanks


 


My pleasure. Lots of small space innovtions forced on me by small houses and big family.

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  #2114630 26-Oct-2018 19:16
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pctek:

nunz:


Moving the loo is huge work with all the plumbing and possible consents

Why not kill the vanity? Smaller corner basin, clever shelving including possible near ceiling shelves. Go vertical for storage. Also The cup board becomes space for cubby type storage.


hey yeah...good idea about the cupboard.


I would kill vanity anyway. I do want to add a bath but could do small corner bath with shower over it...


Thanks


 


My pleasure. Lots of small space innovtions forced on me by small houses and big family.

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  #2114631 26-Oct-2018 19:16
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pctek:

nunz:


Moving the loo is huge work with all the plumbing and possible consents

Why not kill the vanity? Smaller corner basin, clever shelving including possible near ceiling shelves. Go vertical for storage. Also The cup board becomes space for cubby type storage.


hey yeah...good idea about the cupboard.


I would kill vanity anyway. I do want to add a bath but could do small corner bath with shower over it...


Thanks


 


My pleasure. Lots of small space innovtions forced on me by small houses and big family.


HMMM... TRIPLE POST OFF ONE CLICK ON MOBILE PHONE. SHOULD THAT BE POSSIBLE?

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  #2114633 26-Oct-2018 19:22
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reven:

mdf:


@reven - super impressed with your MBR wardrobe! I use pocket holes a lot too (even though all the serious youtube wordworkers look down on them).


I'm sort-of thicknesser shopping too (i.e. looking at what I cannot afford). I've gone off a Dewalt though in favour of something that comes with a spiral or helical cutter head out of the box. Seems to be *much* more straightforward to set and some benefits when using.



thanks.  pocket holes i find easy for getting cabinets together quickly, but I wouldnt use them again on drawers.  This was my first and probably only time.  Thought they would be quick and easy, but whenever you screw in pokcetholes the wood moves slightly, next time I'll just do rabbets.  This is how I usually do them, but with 12 drawers, I thought this would be easier/quicker.



Wood movement is an issue with screws...anything where screws are offset or where wood is angled ..eg 45 degree frame joins. Add glue as a slide zone and its triple bad.

Ive taken to making my own frames to hold wood whike screwing at angles eg 90 degree brace for frame corners. And ditto pockets holes. Or clamps ... lots of clamps.

Im not a snob (yet) as i like quick and dirty but you cant beat tenon joints or dowels. Slow but sooo effective.

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^^^ Good work there guys.

 

My drawer project is nearing completion. I've built 12 drawers now. I've installed nine in the left side. The 10th is waiting for more drawer sliders, as Bunnings have run out of stock.

 

As luck would have it, the ten on the left side fit with no wasted space:

 

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The next two drawers will be installed in the right side space once I get drawer sliders. I used a brand called Goliath that are stocked exclusively by Bunnings. $19.20 for 500 mm deep sliders.

 

 

 

I'm going to use the pieces of wood in this pic:

 

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to make a shelf in the right hand corner. Underneath the shelf will be a good spot to keep my shed vacuum cleaner.

 

I have enough materials left to build another three drawers if I want to. I may do at least one for storing bits and pieces.


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Some tinkering in the shed tonight, making a template to cut from steel.





Compressor to be permanently mounted under the bonnet, as I'm sick of it taking up space in the boot.


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  #2122901 9-Nov-2018 18:06
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What is the compressor for?


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  #2122904 9-Nov-2018 18:15
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Either an air horn or a ramjet.

 

 





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  #2122917 9-Nov-2018 19:00
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DarthKermit:

What is the compressor for?



Allows for pumping up tyres when you've let them down while out in the sticks, without driving nearly flat tyres on the road to a local servo. Can also be used to re-inflate a tyre that you've rolled off the bead cause of very low pressures while driving :)

This model also has enough grunt and duty cycle (100%) to operate air tools, so no more need for the tyre iron, use the rattle gun - great for trail-side repair of damage too.

Air mattress, kids toys, blowing dust from air filters - they are a great tool to have for off roading.

Sorry @Rikkitic, air horns are one thing I don't have fitted.

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  #2122934 9-Nov-2018 19:42
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Ge0rge:

Sorry @Rikkitic, air horns are one thing I don't have fitted.

 

What about the ramjet?

 

 





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  #2130184 20-Nov-2018 12:38
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Had a pleasant couple of hours making some new inserts for my table saw.

 

Zero clearance insert. This was my test but turned out good enough that I will actually probably use it. I did put the finger hole at the wrong end though:

 

 

Zero clearance insert for a new dado stack. Looks suitably dangerous but cuts very neat dados:

 

 

 


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