The PRR Chartiers Branch - Progress Report - 2008-07 Report
07/29/2008
07/29/2008
The first thing I need to do is to build a set of ladder frames to act as the toe-kicks for the cabinets. I purposely didn't integrate them into the cabinets when I built those in 2003 so that different configurations would be possible. I bought a 4' by 8' sheet of 3/4-inch plywood and cut it into 3.5" strips, which are shown below.
2008-07 Report
I generally don't do any glue-up work on my table saw, but these ladder frames were too long for my work table. Many years ago I bought these handy corner clamps that hold two pieces of wood at a 90-degree angle. They come in handy for this type of work. I glued the spacer boards to the front board, glued the rear board to them, and then followed that up with drywall screws to reinforce the joints.
2008-07 Report
And here are the three ladder frames. It took me the better part of a Saturday, working in a garage that must have been over a hundred degrees!
2008-07 Report
Since the bottom of the toe-kick ladder frame will be visible when entering the room, I decided to paint them my favorite dark green. Two coats did the trick. I only painted the visible edges. I clamped them together and verified that they were at 90-degrees to each other and at the correct location within the room. I then drilled two holes between each of them and bolted them together.
2008-07 Report