This Blog is Dedicated to Finn
"HI! My name is Finn and I am addicted to getting in the garbage. So much my human decided that she needed to build this from Ana White:
|Trash Bin by Ana White|
When I started reading DIY blogs it seemed everybody (but me) had a Kreg pocket hole joiner. Everyone RAVED about their Kreg Jig! And I all I would see when I was reading was "OMG! My Kreg Jig" blah, blah, blah....... "Makes the best pocket holes" blah, blah, blah...... "I can make cabinets" blah, blah, blah..... and as I was rolling my eyes i was thinking what the hell is the big deal?
Then it happened! I got a Kreg Jig For Christmas!! (thank you kids for all the Lowes gift cards to allow me to buy this) OMG! This it the best this since Rice Crispy Treats! It is amazing! It is a must have for every workshop! As you can see my children bought my the MASTER SYSTEM and an extra case of screws to go with it. Wow. How thoughtful of them, huh?
When you get your Kreg Jig it comes with something called instructions. let me clarify that instructions are merely someone else's opinion of how to do something. I did use the Quick-Start Guide, however, I did not watch the Skill Builder DVD. I got skills..............
|Instructions. May or may not be important|
As you can see, I am off and running. You can tell because my workbench is a mess. This is what the Kreg Jig looks like set up on the new handy-dandy workbench..
Below is the pocket holes I just drilled!
Now here is the carcase. What you can't hardly see is I mess up putting the bottom in. The pocket holes are exposed and they should have been on the bottom side of of the cabinet, not the top where you can see them. Oh well, live and learn! Also, when you are joining two pieces together to need to clamp them so you don't knock your product out of square.
Here is the puttied up complete cabinet ready for paint. I hate painting. I thought I would throw that out there. And yes that is a tarp on my kitchen table because it is so much fun bringing everything in where it is warm and I don't have run a kerosene torpedo heater to avoid freezing to death.
And here is final product! I used bead board on the door for more of a "farm house" look. I love it!
And Look! Finn is trying to figure it out! Yes, he can stand and rest his chin on the table. He is that big.
Starting this weekend I will be doing demo on the old steps because they are coming to put the header in and the new steps. So I might be MIA for a while. I guess I could take pics of me tearing stuff up. Yeah, that sounds good! It will be fun strolling down the '70s memory lane with all the paneling I will be removing and you can go too!